Alex Pettyfer: ‘Being an Actor in L.A. is Like Being in Prison’

Alex Pettyfer

English actor Alex Pettyfer hasn’t been on the Hollywood scene for that long. However, the handsome 21-year-old, who’s breakout role came in this year’s I Am Number Four, has already been considered to be a bit of a diva. And now, he’s dissed the city where stars like him are made.

“L.A. is growing on me a little bit, but it’s still a s***-hole. I think it’s this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear.” Pettyfer tells VMAN magazine. “Geographically it’s fantastic: in a half hour, you can be on the beach in one direction, go snowboarding in another, or go out into the desert. But socially it’s disgusting…”

Pettyfer, who will star alongside Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake and Cillian Murphy in the Andrew Niccol-directed sci-fi thriller Now this October, is NOT a fan of any of the red carpet stuff either.

“I really don’t give a s*** about any of that, he explained. “I wish I had some interesting stories [about living in L.A.], but to be honest I mostly just do my work and then go home… Being an actor in L.A. is like being in prison: you go, you serve your time, you try to replicate Johnny Depp‘s career—and then you move to Paris.”

Maybe L.A. lover and fellow Brit Robbie Williams should give Pettyfer a few pointers on how to enjoy the loveliness of La-La Land?