BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Alex Pettyfer who was on Magic Mike with Channing Tatum has revealed, in interview with Bret Easton Ellis, that he and Tatum didn’t end things on great terms after filming Magic Mike.
When asked about rumours that the duo did not get along, Alex confessed, “It’s true.“
“Because Channing Tatum does not like me — and for many reasons [and] many being my own fault.“
Apparently, Channing had been hesitant to cast Alex in the first place, partially because of his “bad boy” reputation. As a result, Pettyfer’s reps advised him to keep a low-profile.
“I was scared to speak,” the 25-year-old explained. “I actually did my work and I sat in the corner and listened to music because I had been told anything I did was wrong by my reps. I was very insecure as a human being. That also gave me a bad rep because everyone was like, ‘Alex doesn’t speak because he thinks he’s better than everyone else.’ That’s not true. I was just generally nervous and scared to be myself. I was in character.“
Alex and Channing’s relationship took a turn for the worse when Pettyfer missed rent while he was staying at one of Channing’s friend’s apartments. He moved out suddenly due to his allergies. Shortly after, Pettyfer’s cousin passed away and he “forgot” to pay rent.
“All of a sudden, I got a very negative email from Channing — rightfully so — saying, ‘Don’t f**k my friends. You owe money. Pay the f***ing money. Don’t be a clown,'” Pettyfer recalled. “And I really took that the wrong way, which I shouldn’t have, and emailed him back and said, ‘I’m in a real negative headspace and can you respect me for a moment and blah, blah, blah.’ And I got hounded through this time of grieving for money.“
“By the end of it, I just said, ‘F**k them, what is money when life is so much more. I’m not paying,'” he continued. “And I should have just paid. I think he was looking for an excuse to not like me.“
According to Alex, when the two came face-to-face to film a few Magic Mike re-shoots, the actor had already told the rest of the cast that he did not like Pettyfer.
“What Channing says goes,” he revealed. “He’s a movie star. I made the poor decisions.“