Alex Pettyfer interested in reluctant role

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Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story. Starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron & Callan McAuliffe and based on the book of the same name by Jobie Hughes and James Frey. 

February 14th, 2011

Alex Pettyfer was intrigued by his 'I Am Number Four' character's "normality".

The British actor - who plays John Smith, one of handful of survivors of an alien race with special powers who now reside on Earth in the sci-fi thriller - was attracted to the movie because of the idea of him being "reluctant" to use his abilities.

He revealed: "I think it's the story of John, he is this unique character and he's reluctant to be a hero. We haven't seen that in a while.

"Give any 20-year-old kid superpowers and I'm sure none of them would deny that they would want to use them and I find it very intriguing that someone like John just wants normality."

Alex has previously revealed he would love to have the ability to fly if he was given the opportunity to use a superpower.

He said: "In the movie I've got telekinesis and I've got lumen, which is a source of light that I can use. But there are so many things I would want in real life-one power would definitely be the ability to fly."