Compiled by: Jack Foley
Q: Your character, Emily, has a definite New York look
and style at the start of the movie, did you ever dress like her?
A: I grew up in New York and I went through a big ‘Goth’
phase wearing black. I definitely fancied myself to be a downtown
hipster arty type of person.
I was actually a prude in high school, I did my homework and went
to college and worked hard and was pretty normal. But I definitely
identified with Emily and how she saw herself as artistic and
Q: What are you like in relationships, do you wait for
the guy to call or do you make the first move?
A: I try not to plan too much and I do not have rules
like ‘do not call him back until the third day’. Blah
blah blah. No I do not do any of that. I like to let things happen
and take their course.
Q: What does love mean to you?
A: The idea of the movie is that they do have real love
but dance around it and keep moving around and traveling before
committing to each other, but the love is always there.
Q: Why do you think Emily
is so wary of getting involved with Oliver right away?
A: I think it is to do with being young and wanting to
appear cool. The younger you are I think you are more likely to
be concerned about having some kind of ‘cool’ persona,
rather being who you are and just getting involved.
Some people, who have suffered a loss like my character, are afraid
of certain kinds of people. She is afraid of Ashton’s character,
who is vulnerable and earnest and direct. People like Emily prefer
someone who is more aloof and harder to get, because that would
make them feel safer.
Q: Why did you find the movie so interesting?
A: What appealed to me about the movie was the combative
beginning. She likes him despite herself. I think this film is
exciting because it is an old fashioned romantic comedy. She thinks
that she is better than him. And underneath there is a great sizzle
and fire percolating.
Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?
A: I personally do not believe in love at first sight.
I definitely believe in chemistry and lust at first sight. But
I think love is something that takes work. You can see in the
movie that timing is important, timing is everything. Both people
have to be ready and open and I think that is what the movie is
Q: Do you enjoy fashion, you look great?
A: I love fashion, I think it is fun. Being in this business,
I think it is part of the glamour, getting dressed up and going
to a premiere. It probably fulfills an adolescent fantasy. The
outfit I am wearing is by Gaultier.
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Interview: Ashton Kutcher