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Alex Pettyfer Explains Why He Wasn't in 'Magic Mike XXL,' Shares His Idea for a Sequel

Alex Pettyfer Explains Why He Wasn't in 'Magic Mike XXL,' Shares His Idea for a Sequel

Alex Pettyfer is opening up about why he wasn’t in the sequel to the hit movie Magic Mike and what his idea for another installment would be.

The 31-year-old actor, who is currently promoting his new movie Collection, was asked to reveal which one of his past roles he would like to revisit.

“I know which one I would revisit. I begged [director Steven] Soderbergh all the time. I would love to do The Kid from Magic Mike. The narrative of a lot of people … because I didn’t do Magic Mike XXL, oh, why was that? And obviously, people always dive into the gossip and it’s not really anything to do with the gossip,” Alex told ScreenRant.

Click inside to find out what else he said…

Alex continued, “It’s me, and the narrative was that we weren’t bringing back Cody Horn. And the split at the end of Magic Mike, of me carrying on and Channing wanting to have a different vehicle towards his life choices, but what basically happened was, and this was the narrative of Soderbergh, is that me and Matthew ended up moving to Australia and we started our own kind of Chip and Dale’s down there. I always wanted The Kid to come to England or somewhere and kind of have an American gigolo kind of story, obviously Richard Gere. Calm and have maybe a little bit of a political element where he gets caught up in something like that. I would revisit that. I loved playing that character and I always loved character pieces like that.”

Over the summer, Alex had a big moment in his personal life!

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