A movie about love dedicated to the day of love. That’s what director Garry Marshall promises in his latest romantic comedy Valentine’s Day.
Produced by Warner Bros Pictures, the film boasts of an amazing ensemble cast including Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner, to name a few. The film that promises to make the day extra special hits theatres this Friday. Here Garner and Kutcher talk about their film and reveal their own Valentine secrets
Tell us about your characters…
Jennifer Garner: I play Julia Fitzpatrick, a school teacher who’s in love with Valentine’s day and in love with the perfect guy, and I believe that he’s the one for me.
Ashton Kutcher: I played Reed Bennett, a florist. I kind of think florists are messengers, modern day cupids of love. And by passing those messages, he puts himself in a vulnerable position, because on Valentine’s day he’s forced to pass a message to his best friend that is not so good.
What is Valentine’s day like for you?
JG: First of all, it’s a nice day to smile at people and say, ‘Happy Valentine’s day.’ But, it can be a wonderful reset button for a relationship.
AK: When you’re in a relationship for a while, the advantage of Valentine’s day is breaking patterns. It’s a day to put aside regular stuff and really plug into a day, It’s a day about making each other happy.
What’s the best Valentine’s day gift you’ve either given or received?
AK: My wife and I, we got each other a chair. It seems odd, but it’s a fantastic chair, it has a high back. I don’t even know what it’s called, but it’s this really beautiful, elegant chair.
JG: When I was a kid, my first Valentine gave me one of those friendship white-rope bracelets. But then he wore it until it was frayed and grey and fell off and that was the real romance.
AK: Yes, that’s the important message. You can give somebody the simplest thing in the world, but if it means something to them, it can really affect a loving response.