I’ve really actually grown with my girlfriends and the people that they’ve introduced me to. The way I’ve been welcomed in by their families, I’m a very, very, very lucky man. He later shared a video on of himself being thrown into a pool at midnight as he officially turned a year older on Thursday (10Apr14). In this re-imagining of the 1981 film Endless Love (starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt), David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer), the working-class boy from a troubled background, falls for the beautiful Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde) and attempts to prove to her privileged family that he is worthy of her love.PETTYFER: By the way, that was one of the problems I had with signing onto the movie. ” I know what you’re saying, but Gabriella does it to a T. People say, “How can someone that beautiful not have friends? There was a connection that we could build off of there. Don’t you feel like there should be more guys like that out there? I’m a hopeless romantic, I say very loudly and proudly. We live in a world where it’s so accessible to date now, which is great. I don’t know if we would go so far to say that we would punch someone in the face, but we would definitely stand up for our ladies.I sat down with the studio and, excuse my language, said, “Whoever wouldn’t fucking go out with that girl is nuts! ” I certainly know that, if there was a beautiful woman standing there, I would have a hard time going up to her to talk to her. Shana set the atmosphere and the environment for us to become close and to become friends. Sometimes it’s more attractive to use your words than your fists. PETTYFER: I think that first love defines you and your relationships, for the rest of your life. My heart was ripped out of my chest, but I think that happens to everyone. The pair play a modern-day version of star-crossed lovers.
PETTYFER: The thing with Shana’s Endless Love is that we wanted to start the movie where David has made a conscious decision to change his life for the better.
When her father (Bruce Greenwood) does everything he can to keep them apart, their love affair becomes reckless, as they give in to their passion.
During a press conference to promote the film, actor Alex Pettyfer talked about finding the right tone, his favorite romantic films, making this version more accessible for audiences, how secure he is about approaching women, working with this cast, how awkward kissing scenes are to shoot, what he remembers about his own first love, and that he’s currently unemployed but auditioning. Collider: How did you strike the right balance in tone for a romantic film, and what are some of your favorite romantic films or romantic comedies?
This tall brunette walked up to me and said, “Excuse me, are you Alex? That’s what upsets me the most, and why I wanted to make this movie is that I truly believe in love.
” And, I was like, “Yeah.” And she was like, “I really thought you were good in the movie, and I wanted to come up and say hi.” I just couldn’t speak! Every relationship should start the way our relationship started with our first love, when we were 16, 17, or 18.