Channing Tatum really, really hates Alex Pettyfer

Pretend for a second that you saw Magic Mike. You know, the movie starring Channing Tatum, the dude from GI Joe, 21 Jump Street and those Step Up movies your sister made you watch on Christmas. You're also welcome to admit that you actually did see Magic Mike, but we won't touch that one for now.

In any case, during the filming of the super-successful male stripper saga, Tatum's co-star, Alex Pettyfer acted like a creep. So much so that he's pretty much Public Enemy Number 1 in Tatum's phone book. Pettyfer explained why during a recent podcast interview with author Bret Easton Ellis.

"Channing Tatum does not like me for many reasons, many being my own fault," he said.

He added:

"I was scared to speak [on the set of Magic Mike]. I actually did my work and I sat in the corner and listened to music because I had been told anything I did was wrong by my reps.

I was very insecure as a human being. That also gave me a bad rep because everyone was like, 'Alex doesn't speak because he thinks he's better than everyone else.' That's not true. I was just generally nervous and scared to be myself. I was in character."

Pettyfer went on to explain that their feud reached a boiling point after Pettyfer skipped out on paying rent to one of Tatum's friends who was letting him rent out an apartment.

"All of a sudden, I got a very negative email from Channing—rightfully so—saying, 'Don't f*** my friends. You owe money. Pay the f****ing money. Don't be a clown,'" he said.

Pettyfer, who admits he made "poor decisions" while filming the smash 2012 hit, says the experience ultimately taught him to stop acting like such a jerk.

"Channing was actually an incredible influence on me because after this whole situation happened—this was kind of the end of my immaturity and all my experiences put into one," he said.

According to The Huffington Post, the feud between Tatum and Pettyfer resulted in Tatum refusing to do press with Pettyfer. Tatum also allegedly got Pettyfer kicked off the cover of Entertainment Weekly's Magic Mike profile story.

Well, now we know why Pettyfer wasn't in the sequel. Not that you saw it, anyway.

[Source: The Huffington Post]