I remember when the movie I Am Number Four came out a while back—to fairly craptastic reviews—but I've never heard of its star, Alex Pettyfer. Now that I've read his interview with the men's magazine VMAN (which I'd also never heard of), I'm thinking there's a reason why Pettyfer isn't exactly gracing the cover of People these days.
Let's start with the tattoo he claims to have above his crotch, which reads "thank you." You know, in case he forgets to say it. When someone's in that area, if you know what he means. Nudge nudge wink wink GIANT EYE ROLL.
Since he's had such a long and illustrious career in the film industry, starting in 2005 and being cast in all of seven films including the widely-panned Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, Pettyfer describes being an actor as "like being in prison." (Maybe that's where the tattoo is really from?) He claims to be disillusioned with the business side of things, saying:
You hear a lot of people say they want to make art in this industry, but so few people actually fucking do it.
I know, right? Coming from a guy who used to model for Burberry and gave this entire interview to a fashion magazine, this really speaks to me.
As for L.A., he's not much of a fan:
L.A. is growing on me a little bit, but it's still a shit-hole. I think it's this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear. Geographically it's fantastic: in a half hour, you can be on the beach in one direction, go snowboarding in another, or go out into the desert. But socially it's disgusting. I wish they'd just run all the c*nts out.
Yeah, they should totally just populate the area with people like Pettyfer, a guy who reportedly went so psycho on his ex-girlfriend Dianna Agron that she had to hide in a hotel under an assumed name.
I'm all for actors not relying on PR sound bites in order to spit-polish their image beyond anything remotely resembling the truth, but come on, dude. You might want to rack up a few more decent films before vying for the top spot of Hollywood bad boy. Also, I hope anyone who encounters that ridiculous tattoo is known for using their teeth. WINK WINK.
What do you think of Alex Pettyfer? Were you a fan of I Am Number Four?
Image via I Am Number Four