Insulting, demeaning, and generally all around distasteful.
That’s how I would describe the interview PopEater discusses in one of their latest posts. Sound familiar to you? Because it does to me. Change the name and I’d totally believe that interview was with Charlie Sheen. It seems like Pettyfer has taken a page out of the #winning man’s handbook. Except there’s just one problem…
Sheen was once upon a time a big star. And Pettyfer is just now starting out.
Now, in no way am I validating Charlie Sheen’s pompous behavior or justifying his actions by saying he’s a big star and he can do whatever he wants. But at least Sheen had the good sense to get his career going before he went off the deep end. Alex Pettyfer has had two blockbusters movies, and only one celebrity breakup (with a Glee star no less!) and already he thinks it is okay for him to diss Hollywood, L.A., and the movie business in general.
“Being an actor is like being in prison. You go, you serve your time, you try and replicate Johnny Depp’s career and then you move to Paris,” he told VMAN magazine. Granted, he’s not that far off base. But I’m sure he knew all that before he got into the movie business. And if it was so upsetting, why pursue a career as an actor at all? Why openly hate on Hollywood? You shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you, and you shouldn’t diss the people that pay you.
I woudn’t book that trip to Paris just yet Pettyfer.