“He does not like me.”
says Alex Pettyfer during an interview with Bret Ellis.
“It’s true,” as he explains the reason behind was just merely him.
“Because Channing Tatum does not like me — and for many reasons [and] many being my own fault.”
The actor, who was apparently absent from Magic Mike XXL sequel, got a bad rep during set of the original film which was basically lead by his own insecurities in which he explained,
“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. 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.”
According to the reports to US Weekly, Channing Tatum thought that Alex acted like a ‘jerk’ and that basically he was being a ‘diva’ on set.
Things had gotten worse between the two about the issue of Alex not being able to pay rent to Tatum’s friend.
Having an email sent to him which was written below,
“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.”
“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.”
Despite of this, Alex treated Channing Tatum as an inspiration for his changes saying,
“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.”