Alex Pettyfer: I'd go full-frontal for stripper movie
May 23rd, 2011
09:46 AM ET

Alex Pettyfer: I'd go full-frontal for stripper movie

Actor Alex Pettyfer is prepared to bare all for his upcoming role as a stripper in "Magic Mike."

"I will do whatever needs to be done," Pettyfer told Vulture when asked if he'd go full-frontal in the film. The Brit added, "I am definitely going to have to take some dance classes. I don't think male strippers use poles. The male stripper has no props apart from themselves."

As Marquee previously reported, "Magic Mike" tells the story of a veteran dancer (Channing Tatum) who teaches a newcomer (Pettyfer) how to hustle both on and off the stage. The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's Eleven," "Traffic"), is based on Tatum's real-life experience as a 19-year-old exotic dancer at a Tampa club, and Pettyfer feels fortunate to be part of the project.

"I literally just got a phone call out of the blue. Steven called me and he goes, 'Hey, it's Steven Soderbergh,' and I was like 'Oh, OK,'" he said. "I didn't really believe it at the time. He goes, 'I've got some stuff I'm going to e-mail you and if you respond, then let me know.' I read it and it was amazing… I called him back and said, 'What do I need to do to be a part of this?' and he said, 'Just say yes.' I'm a very lucky man."

The humbled actor has developed quite a bad-boy reputation in recent months, thanks to his scandalous interview with VMAN magazine. Pettyfer has since told E! Online, "I don't think I was so much misquoted but misunderstood."

Contrary to what he said in the article, Pettyfer doesn't hate Hollywood. In fact, "I love L.A.," he told E!. And he does not have a "Thank you" tattoo above his crotch, as was reported by the magazine. "It says my name, 'Alex,'" Pettyfer clarified. "It's boring."

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  1. anne

    Whether Alex bares everything in his body or not, I will watch the film for I know it's going to be great. He's one of the few young men in the business who really has the charisma of a benign persona and the cult of the opposite. This only shows how talented and how versatile he's going to be. I'm gearing up for you Alex!

    July 23, 2011 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. movieman

    How low can the common denominator of people leaving comments about the above article be. No wonder the world thinks Americans are all stupid!

    May 30, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. CoofeNorkisse

    May 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Heann

    My thingie just flopped out of my boxers as I stood up, nice

    May 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Snshine Girl *

    If there wasnt a market for that kind of thing they wouldnt be making a movie. Believe me...alot of people will watch it contrary to what they say.

    May 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the_dude

    This guy did an awsome job as one of the gay cowboys in the brokenback mountains movie.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Peace

    Sooooo, does that mean he named "it" Alex ?

    May 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. joe cool

    People should leave their clothes on. They might catch a cold or something if they take em off..

    May 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JR

    Hey AL.....nobody knows you and nobody wants to see you undress.

    May 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jen

    Turd I want to nibble on your weinner.

    May 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Turd Masterson

    yeah. he plays with doodooo.

    May 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mormon

    He is a seriously sick person. I hope he will be arrested for indeacency and then involuntarily committed to a mental health facility for his own sake.

    May 23, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. lurlene


    May 23, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  14. wendy

    Pettyfer likes to pet other guys butt weasels.

    May 23, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cynthia McKinney

    Im as crazy as a rat in a tin shythouse and twice as dangerous. Also I like Lesbeans.

    May 23, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |

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