co-stars had to share with the mag: On what they were self-conscious about while shooting nude scenes: Mila: “[To Justin] You’ve got a fine a–. Show me one girl who isn’t.” Justin: “I’ll be honest and say l’m still trying to get into the editing room and cut down on my a– time. ’” On whether either of their parents have ever walked in on them in bed with someone: Justin: “I was caught one time. I was too young to be in bed with a girl, so she was upset.” Mila: “I don’t think my parents think I’ve ever had sex.” On what they consider a perfect first date: Justin: “Something more simple than extravagant.
Scrabble.” Mila: “Monopoly.” Justin: “Scrabble’s a good date.
Both stars are incredibly hot and "apparently" single, which in Hollywood talk means they're surely dating. It's great publicity: Whether they're hooking up behind the scenes or not, as the speculation continues, the supposed non-couple continues to generate tons of buzz for their upcoming film.
So that’s a good test.” Mila: “I can’t spell at all.Q: Is Friends With Benefits more of a movie thing or a real-life thing? Q: Who handles “Friends with Benefits” better — men or women? I think if they had to be serious, and they were, ‘bounce around,’ then it would have been incredibly awkward. Justin: The reason I didn’t fall asleep was I took a nap before we shot those scenes. Q: One of the things that was refreshing in this film is that in most romantic comedies no matter how much comedy has been going on, when it comes to the intimate scenes, it suddenly becomes very serious. How much of a challenge was that and how do you research that? That was a movie that constantly came up when we were workshopping. What is the worst piece of relationship advice that somebody gave you that blew up in your face? Mila: [To Justin] I think I gave you the heads’ up. [Director] Will [Gluck] was, “All you have to do is lie in this position.” So, I turned to him and said, “I am going to close my eyes for five minutes.” He was like, “OK.” I fell asleep. Mila: We sat around and verbalized the scenes for two months. Justin: Was it for ‘Casablanca’ that they dug a ditch for Humphrey Bogart? What I love about that movie is it is a man and a woman, they are equals, they treat each other like equals and they talk about their generation and what society, at that time, collectively viewed as love, sex and relationships. We wanted to make a modern, generational comedy in that way. with them, all of a sudden it opened up to me in a completely different way because you’re like, “Wow, there is more to Dylan than I thought.” When I read the movie, I looked at all he is subconsciously dealing with: He is dealing with his father, who is his hero, who is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Her relationship didn’t work out, but she also has a son. He is doing naturally what he learned from his father, but at the same time, he is dealing with what his father is dealing with. They’ve each been through so many failed relationships that they’ve given up on love and are focusing on having fun. I think there are things that women do way better than men, and there are things that men accept about themselves that they think they do better than women. Q: Mila, we heard you were in the middle of this really passionate scene and you fell to sleep? Justin is 6-1; I am 5-4, so there is a height difference. Justin: We hope that the laughter in this movie comes from a place of relating to sometimes how ridiculous life can be. They surprise you with how earnest they can possibly be. I am really proud that we were able to show specifically what it is like for a straight man and a gay man to have an honest friendship regardless of their differences in sexual preference. ‘Friends With Benefits’ heads into movie theaters on Friday, July 22.But they soon learn that being friends with benefits is way more complicated than they supposed. Justin: Mila recently heard a story from a reporter that she and her husband started their relationship as friends with benefits. We say if you are being honest and safe, have a good time because I don’t think…and Mila agrees…that it is not a long-term idea, so there is no way to make that work long-term, but it either leads to something more or it fizzles out. Justin: I mean honest about what is happening…Mila: …what your intentions are. True or false: It was awkward to shoot the love scenes. But these scenes were funny, so they were a little less awkward. Mila: I think it might have been going on 20 hours. That is what we admired about ‘When Harry Met Sally’.