Alex Pettyfer beat out Taylor Lautner for coveted stripper role to play a young Channing Tatum! Read how he did it!
Beastly hottie Alex Pettyfer beat out Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner to play a young Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, a film about his stripper beginnings before hitting the big time. According to sources, the actors were battling for the role for some time. So, how did “bad boy” Alex beat out “golden boy” Taylor?
According to E! Online, both Alex and Taylor really wanted the role.
Filmmakers in the Steven Soderbergh movie were reluctant to hire Alex due to rumors of him being an “asshole” and “difficult to work with.” So what made them change their mind?
“He flew himself to New Orleans where Channing is filming 21 Jump Street and blew him away,” the source explains. “He met with Channing and Steven, and they felt he was the perfect guy to fill [Channing's] shoes [...] Steven is all about being real and he sees that in Alex,” our spy says. “Plus, the role is kind of punky, so his badass side will serve that.”
Sounds like Taylor’s good-boy image will stay intact!
Alex will be starring opposite Demi Moore in the film. Sounds like one hot cast!
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