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Alex Pettyfer Admits Channing Tatum ‘Does Not Like Me’

”I was very insecure as a human being and that also gave me a bad rep,“ Pettyfer says

Alex Pettyfer has confirmed rumors of a major falling out with Channing Tatum and the rest of his “Magic Mike” co-stars.

“It’s true,” Pettyfer said on Bret Easton Ellis‘ podcast, “B.E.E.” “Because Channing Tatum does not like me – and for many reasons, many being my own fault.”

“[Tatum] was not sold on me being a part of this film because he looked upon me as being a risk,” Pettyfer said. Tatum’s apprehension was due to Pettyfer’s bad boy reputation, but director Steven Soderbergh vouched for the young actor to get him on the film.

Pettyfer also admitted that he didn’t speak with anyone while on set. “I was scared to speak,” he said. “I actually did my work and I sat in the corner and listened to music because I had been told that anything I do is wrong by my reps.”

The actor, also known for taking the lead in “I Am Four” and “Beastly,” believes that insecurity translated into a perception of arrogance.

“I was very insecure as a human being and that also gave me a bad rep because they said, ‘Oh Alex thinks he’s f–king better than everyone else because he doesn’t speak to anyone,’ and that’s not true,” he said. “I was just genuinely nervous and scared to be myself. I was in character.”

But according to Pettyfer, things truly came to a head with Tatum after Pettyfer moved into an apartment that a friend of Tatum’s owned in New York.

Complaining of an allergic reaction to dust and mold, Pettyfer moved out and stopped paying rent, which he claims he forgot in the wake of the death of his cousin.