4 February 2011 8:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

British actor Alex Pettyfer has made a vow to keep his personal life fiercely guarded in a bid to emulate his screen heroes.

The Wild Child star is happy to speak candidly about his films, but he doesn't want fans to know any private details about him - because he's convinced the information would detract from his performances.

And the 20 year old, who recently denied reports he's engaged to Glee star Dianna Agron, admits he looks up to former screen stars who kept an air of mystery about them by withholding their secrets.

He says, "I'm very vague with my past... I try to be how I would want my idols to be. I don't want to know about Paul Newman, because that'll ruin the magic of the movies.

"So I said to myself, after I did Stormbreaker, 'I'm going to shut away, I'm going to lock up, and I will promote my movies.' And if you ask me any question about my movies I will give you the most honest answer. But apart from that I will never speak about anything."

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