Alex Pettyfer gained 27lbs for his role in 'Magic Mike' before being told to lose weight because he was too big.
Alex Pettyfer gained 27lbs for his role in 'Magic Mike'.
The 22-year-old actor admitted that he went overboard after being asked to put on a bit of weight to play a man new to the stripping industry.
He told the August issue of British Men's Health: ''I started off at 169 lbs. and went up to 196 lbs. They told me I was too big, so in the end I had to take it back down to 185 lbs.''
Alex revealed that sticking to a diet and exercise routine wasn't easy.
He recalled: ''It was hard, particularly at the start, and I still remember not wanting to be in the gym. That's why I don't want to train at the moment.''
He said: ''I'm very ambitious. I live in reality but I have dreams I want to fulfill. I want to be a director, and I've already started my own production company. But I also have a measure of success that I keep to myself. It's something very personal to me.''
Alex added that he hopes to have a career similar to Paul Newman's.
He stated: ''I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he's a great role model and a humanitarian. I admire people who don't necessarily want to change the world, but try to make it a better environment.''