The 22-year-old actor plays Ethan Wate in the upcoming film, which hits theaters in February 2013 and is based on Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl‘s novel of the same name.
While filming the flick around the swamp, the crew had an alligator wrangler on the set and the cast got to know the wrangler’s pet baby alligator really well.
“The baby alligator was very cute and had a very nice alligator belly. It was very bizarre holding him,” Alden told JustJared.com of the animal who really wanted his 15 minutes of fame. “It really made me reconsider the alligator skin boots and hat I wear every day.”