Exclusive: Alex Pettyfer Wanted Dianna Agron to Play Opposite Him in 'I Am Number Four'

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Check out these new behind-the-scenes photos from the upcoming film 'I Am Number Four.' The movie stars Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron who are now dating. We were on the movie's Pittsburgh, PA set in July with Alex, Dianna, director D.J. Caruso and the rest of the cast (like Callan McAuliffe) and were able to glean some details on how Alex and Dianna went from being an on-screen couple to an off-screen couple. Turns out, Alex had his eye on Dianna long before filming began.

We asked Alex what it's like working with Dianna, "Amazing, such a beautiful human being," he told us. "It's amazing to kind of read the script and imagine who you'd think would play the characters - it was funny with both Dianna and Teresa [Palmer] I walked into D.J.'s office, and I hadnt seen Glee, but I've seen the posters. I was like, 'Do you know who would be great for Sarah? Dianna.' And he had a picture of her already and she had already been cast."The next day I was like, 'Do you know who would be great as Number Six?' and I just saw the poster for 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'... it was really funny. It was the first time that's ever happened. They're both amazing to work with."

Cute! So naturally, when we got a chance to sit down with Dianna later in the day, we wasted no time asking her about filming kissing scenes with Alex.
"Those all came first, for some reason," she told us. "I actually have a theory on why that is, kissing scenes typically come first or near the beginning of filming, I think it's because if things go terribly wrong people might not like each other and it might be really difficult to make that believable. Regardless, you've seen Alex... he's not hard to look at. But you know it is interesting because you're in front of this crew, which, no matter how close you are to them, it's always a little awkward because people are watching you and I always space out and I don't even know what's going on."

Something tells us kissing Alex has gotten decidedly less awkward since filming wrapped.

'I Am Number Four,' the first novel in the Lorien Legacies series, follows John Smith - a teen alien living on earth from the planet Loren who frequently changes his name and city to avoid being captured and killed by the Mogadorian alien race. John seems to be a normal high schooler, but secretly he is stronger and faster than any normal human. Oh, and he's starting to develop even more powers.

The movie crashes into theaters on February 18, 2011. Make sure to bookmark this page so you don't miss any of the set exclusives we publish in the coming weeks.

Oh and check out this awesome video of "I Am Number Four" director D.J. Caruso and Alex talking about the origins of the movie characters here!



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