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Secret Weapon Number Six

from The Wall Street Journal

The Secret Weapon of ‘I Am Number Four’


Alex Pettyfer and Diana Agron may ostensibly be the leads of “I Am Number Four,” but it’s Aussie actress Teresa Palmer that has early viewers buzzing with her small, but critical role as a fearless, Ducati-riding alien known as Number Six.

Based on the YA novel by Pittacus Lore — better known as the pseudonym of authors James Frey and Jobie Hughes — “Number Four” is the first film project from Frey’s Full Fathom Five venture and centers about the adventures of Number Four (Pettyfer), one of nine aliens — with latent superpowers, naturally — sent to earth to escape the wrath of the evil Mogadorian race.

Even though the film features two female characters, Palmer says she was attracted to Number Six because she was “dark and edgy and mysterious, and she’s as intimidating as she is mysterious.” Palmer, who currently lives in LA but frequently returns home to her native Adelaide, Australia, was less enamored of her strict training schedule for the film.

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Posted on February 15, 2011 by Editor

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