Pettyfer is featured in the upcoming issue of GQ Magazine and talks a lot about what it took to pull off I Am Number Four. The actor remarked about how he imagined light coming out of hands (which is later added in the film via CGI).
“It’s really cool. I was listening to an interview with the guy who plays Freddy Kruger and he was saying how he developed his technique and had this flowing motion that he used to have as an actor. That he just took the hands and so for me I just wanted to figure out a way – I didn’t want it to be all very dramatic.
He continued, “I came up with this way to light my hands, take it down and then I came up with this concept that when my hands light up cause it’s illumine and you don’t know what happens later in the books, and I do, but it kind of burns my hands so it’s a kind of painful experience every time I light up. But it’s great to have something to play with.”
I Am Number Four is due out February 18 while Beastly hits theaters March 4.