Magic Mike, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Apparently, when it comes to Magic Mike, there was more drama off-screen than on the big screen.

The popular male stripper flick that got a number of people hot and bothered had some unseen turmoil going on when cameras weren't rolling, according to Alex Pettyfer.

The 25-year-old English actor who starred in the movie revealed in a recent podcast with Bret Easton Ellis that his experience shooting the movie wasn't the most pleasant, and his co-star and producer Channing Tatum made it clear that he wasn't very fond of him.

"I was scared to speak. I actually did my work, and I sat in the corner and listened to music because I had been told that anything that I do was wrong by my reps," Alex said on the B.E.E. podcast, released today.

"I was very insecure as a human being. That also gave me a bad rep because they said, 'Alex thinks he's fucking better than anyone else because he doesn't speak to anyone.' That's not true. I was just genuinely nervous and scared to be myself."

However, the problems that arose with Tatum apparently stemmed from an outside matter that involved renting a New York apartment from Channing's friends. Pettyfer and his then-fiancée Riley Keough moved out shortly after renting the pad because Alex allegedly couldn't breathe due to what he believed was mold and dust in the apartment.

"All of a sudden I got a very negative email from Channing, rightfully so, saying, 'Don't f--k my friends. You owe money. Pay the f--king money. Don't be a clown,'" Pettyfer explained, and added that he was also dealing with the death of his cousin.

"I really took that the wrong way, which I shouldn't have. And emailed him back saying, 'I'm in a negative headspace, can you respect me for a moment?' And I just got hounded through this time of grieving for money."

Unfortunately, the tension between the two never seemed to subside, and Pettyfer claims that when it came time for re-shoots, Tatum had already "told everyone he didn't like me … what Channing says goes. He's a movie star. He's incredible."

Regardless, Pettyfer doesn't seem to hold a personal grudge against the star, telling Ellis, "It was me who made the poor decision. Not him. I made the poor decision."

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