Alex Pettyfer on Rumored Channing Tatum Feud: He 'Does Not Like Me'
When asked about the rumors about them not getting along, the 25-year-old actor responded, “It’s true. Because Channing Tatum does not like me — and for many reasons [and] many being my own fault.”
Alex explained that because of his “bad boy” reputation, he was urged to keep a low profile on the set of the hit 2012 movie.
“I was scared to speak. 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,” Alex said. “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.”
The situation got a lot worse when Alex failed to pay rent to a friend of Channing‘s at an apartment complex. Alex said he moved out due to allergy problems.
“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—king money. Don’t be a clown.’ 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,” Alex continued. “By the end of it. I just said, ‘F—k them, what is money when life is so much more. I’m not paying.’ And I should have just paid. I think he was looking for an excuse to not like me.”
“What Channing says goes. He’s a movie star. I made the poor decisions,” Alex said. But added, he learned from the experience. “Channing was actually an incredible influence on me because after this whole situation happened — this was kind of the end of my immaturity and all my experiences put into one. It was an incredible experience making Magic Mike. I wouldn’t replace it for anything.”