Okay, so we didn’t get to actually meet him (maybe in our dreams). But Valley was given the amazing opportunity to join a virtual college roundtable and talk to Pettyfer about his upcoming film, Endless Love (out February 14) as well as past and future projects.
Pettyfer, an England native, began his acting career in 2005 when he was cast in a British TV movie Tom Brown’s Schooldays where he played the titular role. He started gaining popularity in the U.S. by being cast in the leads of I Am Number Four and Beastly, and in 2012 wooed the female crowd as Adam in Magic Mike.
While Pettyfer always seems to get cast as the “bad guy” in movies, he said he took this role to do something a little different.
“I liked this role,” he says. “I’m always the bad guy – I was just the bad guy in The Butler.”
When asked about the movie’s tagline – “Say goodbye to innocence” – Pettyfer giggled before answering, “She’s innocent… and I show her a new world.”
While his response and the movie trailer imply a steamy scene, Pettyfer says that certainly wasn’t the most awkward thing he’s done in a movie.
“Getting in a thong and being thrusted by Matthew McConaughy was awkward,” says Pettyfer of his 2012 film Magic Mike.
Pettyfer says he realizes that this movie isn’t geared toward men, but said that he as a man would have gone to see it.
“I love love,” he says. “I would have wanted to see this movie, but most men wouldn’t. My brother didn’t want to see it but went and said he liked it.”
Ladies, there’s your excuse to drag your boyfriends to see this with you on Valentine’s Day.
Pettyfer ended the interview by saying the movie was “charming” and that his mom will be his Valentine (cue the awws from millions of girls everywhere).
Look out for Valley’s review of Endless Love early next week!
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