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Alex Pettyfer Reveals Why He Decided to Open Up About His Feud with Channing Tatum

Alex Pettyfer’s rehashing of a three-year-old beef with Channing Tatum seemed to come out of nowhere last week, but now the Endless Love star is explaining why he felt the need to finally speak out.

“We all make mistakes as individuals, especially in our youth, and it’s just about ownership and owning up to the mistakes I had made, and moving forward into a positive direction,” Pettyfer tells PEOPLE.

The 25-year-old Brit starred alongside Tatum in 2012’s Magic Mike, but did not reprise the role in the 2015 sequel, Magic Mike XXL. Speaking abut his relationship with Tatum, Pettyfer said candidly, “[He] does not like me,” in a recent interview on writer Bret Easton Ellis’s podcast, B.E.E.

Pettyfer took ownership for much of the tension, blaming his own reclusive nature on set and an incident involving unpaid rent to a friend of Tatum’s for the uneasiness. “Those mistakes are a great thing to move forward from, because as long as you learn from those experiences and move forward in a positive way to actually learn from those and not making them again,” he says of his decision to bring the issues to light.

With that drama behind him, Pettyfer is moving on to a plethora of new projects, including founding his own publishing company, Upturn Publishing. With the goal of “reinventing the way stories reach audiences and the way books reach readers,” he explains, “We believe in shifting the publishing landscape to help incredible stories get told. We upturn the status quo in order to bring the undiscovered to light.”

The idea came to him when a writer, Ashley Mansour, who was writing movie scripts for his production company, came to him with a finished manuscript for a novel. Instead of finding a third party to publish the young adult title, Pettyfer, who has some experience in the genre with his work on films like I Am Number Four, decided to take on the challenge himself.

“The book is about a world where the written word is the cause for war and there are no more books, they don’t exist,” he explains of the dystopian novel. “They believe that if you can read that is a danger to society. There’s also a love story that’s so beautiful, so unique, something I’ve never seen before.”

In addition to entering the publishing, Pettyfer is also testing his directing chops. “I actually directed the book trailer to Blood, Ink & Fire,” he says proudly. “That was a great experience for me because that’s the first time I’ve ever directed anything,” he says, admitting that, “It was kind of nerve wracking.”

Pettyfer hopes that many of his titles, including Blood, Ink & Fire, will one day be adapted for the screen. “We spent two days out in the California dessert and it’s actually quite spectacular,” he says of filming the trailer, hoping that the finished product “will give a good image of what the film can be like.”

And that’s not the only passion project the actor has in the pipelines. He’s currently co-producing a feature script based on the best-selling novel, Back Roads by Tawni O’Dell. Look for Pettyfer to produce and star in the film sometime in 2016.


Alex Pettyfer Teases New Book Project with Giant Back Tattoo

Alex Pettyfer is helping launch a new book titled “Blood, Ink, & Fire” with his production company and he is teasing the release with this special new video.

In the clip, the 25-year-old actor is seen shirtless while getting a tattoo of the book’s logo on his back.

“Blood, Ink & Fire,” written by Ashley Mansour, will be released on December 1 via Upturn Publishing. The novel is a gripping, evocative tale that asks, who would we be without books?

Pre-order your copy now on!

Source: Just Jared

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Alex Pettyfer continues 'image' rehabilitation in "Elvis & Nixon"

Alex Pettyfer’s image rehabilitation is working and has some entertainment observers predicting that it could result in him once again being considered by filmmakers as a leading man for their projects.

In 2012 after the release of the film “Magic Mike” he was considered one of the rising stars in Hollywood and a name that numerous film casting agents, directors and producers had on their ‘short’ list of potential leading men.

Unfortunately for him rumours and articles started emerging of the difficulties he had with writer/director/star Channing Tatum on the set of “Magic Mike” and the unwillingness of the director to bring him back for the sequel even though the film was a huge box office success.

The public disclosure of the philosophical differences he had on the set of “Magic Mike” resulted in his work opportunities diminishing.

In 2011 he was seen in three movies and after the success of “Magic Mike” in 2012 many entertainment observers thought he would be receiving many more Hollywood projects. However, that has not been the situation for him as since the 2012 release of “Magic Mike” he has appeared in only two movies: Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and “Endless Love”.

Some entertainment observers believe that casting agents, producers and directors have been taking a cautious approach with the English actor and wanting to see if he would be a ‘problem’ on the set or would he be able to work as a productive member of the cast.

On his current film, “Elvis & Nixon”, a movie in which he plays one of the friends of the singing superstar and later becomes his bodyguard and so far he has proven to be professional, committed and there has been no mention of him being difficult to work with which is helping change his reputation among other filmmakers.

It seems like Alex Pettyfer has learned from his past conduct on the “Magic Mike” set as now some entertainment observers are predicting that 2015 could be the year his name is once again included in discussions about the best young leading man candidates, especially if he completes filming on “Elvis & Nixon” without there being any news of trouble on the set because of him.

The Alex Pettyfer situation is a lesson that all actors must remember: one can lose the opportunity to be a star if one proves difficult to work with and repairing one’s reputation is a very difficult and long process that if one can avoid, they should.

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Alex Pettyfer Gets Wet for his 24th Birthday!

Alex Pettyfer’s birthday was yesterday and he was thrown into a pool at his party! Watch the video below.

Hollywood hunk and “Magic Mike” star, Alex Pettyfer, turned 24 years on Thursday, but the actor started his birthday celebration at midnight and was unexpectedly thrown into the pool. His closest friends from across the pond flew to Los Angeles to join in the fun, along with Joe Jonas and his girlfriend, Blanda Eggenschwiler. Check out this video to see how Alex celebrated his birthday during the day, and tune in to “The Insider With Yahoo” for the latest in entertainment news.

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