'Magic Mike' actor Alex Pettyfer: 'You'll definitely have a fun time'
Alex Pettyfer, the young star in "Magic Mike," said that while audiences might not learn much from the stripper film, they'll definitely have a fun experience.
"I don't know if you'll learn any lessons but you'll definitely have a fun time," the 22-year-old actor told OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith at the film's premiere on June 24 in Los Angeles. "I'd be surprised if many people were talking [when they get out of the theater]. I think they're going to be shocked."
In the film, Channing Tatum stars as "Magic" Mike Martingano, the prime money-maker of an all-male strip club called Xquisite run by former stripper Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). Mike takes a newcomer nick-named "The Kid" (Pettyfer) under his wing to show him the ropes of the male stripping world while Mike tries to figure out a way to make an honest living.
The film's stars also include Matt Bomer and "True Blood" actor Joe Manganiello.
"There's nothing more like a bonding experience than five guys naked in a locker room," Pettyfer said about shooting the movie with his co-stars. "I'm questioning my sexuality. Let's just put it that way."
The young actor has appeared in films like "I Am Number Four" and "Beastly."
During a junket interview with his co-star Cody Horn, who plays Tatum's love interest and Pettyfer's sister in the film, the actor said that director Steven Soderbergh made sure to get plenty of shots of the crowd reacting to Pettyfer and his co-stars dances.
"Steven not only films you but he films the reaction of the audience at the same time. So all the reactions from the women are real," Pettyfer said. "The reactions you get from us, we actually did the dance all the way thru whether we messed up or not."
Pettyfer also said an unexpected relative has already seen and enjoyed his stripping debut.
"My grand dad has seen the movie and he actually really enjoyed it," Pettyfer said. "I think it's ... you know a lot of men are going to be a little standoff-ish because it's a male stripper movie but, it's funny.""It's got a sense of bromance," he added. "It's comical and it's got everything in it that a good movie should have."
"Magic Mike" hit theaters on June 29, watch the trailer below.
Additional reporting by Cari Skillman and Rachel Smith, host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).