Everybody loves a good love story — the kind that tugs at your heart, for real. The kind that makes you believe that the truest love transcends all obstacles! In the movies, there’s absolutely no more effective way to make this point than to have one-half of the couple die tragically.
Earth Mother Shailene Woodley has been known to preach the benefits of natural beauty products and a cell phone-free lifestyle. From her published quips about eating clay to giving her vagina its recommended dose of vitamin D, she’s become the go-to celeb when outlets are in need of a quirky quotable. Because of her growing reputation, there have been exaggerated stories about Woodley (and her love scenes) that current costar Ansel Elgort made a point to shoot down during our recent interview. Sigh. Being quick to come to his lady’s defense is always something we look for in a leading man.
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When casual dating creeps toward something serious, what do you do? Sit down somewhere quiet and have “the talk,” or fake your own death and change your phone number? That’s the question That Awkward Moment (in theaters Friday) explores from the male perspective. Stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Zac Efron play three single twentysomethings in New York–which is not much of a stretch considering they’re three twentysomethings who filmed in New York. So… how do they play the dating game? Would they treat prospective girlfriends the same way their characters do?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ve been lusting after Zac Efron for ages now and Michael B. Jordan has been our number one crush since we saw Fruitvale Station last summer, but who’s the third guy in the new romantic comedy, That Awkward Moment? That would be Miles Teller. If he’s somehow slipped under your radar in the past, he’s about to explode onto screens in 2014. There’s a reason why film critics are hyping him as the next John Cusack, and we want to give you all the deets on him so you can say, “I liked him before it was cool.”
There are many ways to approach sex scenes in a coming of age movie: There’s PG fade to the next scene. There’s the super hot fantasy sequence. And then there’s the one closest to our hearts: the awesomely awkward, fumbling mix of bodies that very closely resembles our own first time. In this weekend’s entry into the teen romance genre, The Spectacular Now, Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller went with option C. Our own Kate Spencer asked why and how they made it all so, er, realistic.
From Emma Stone and Carey Mulligan to Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Rooney Mara, there’s an ever-expanding group of women on the cusp of adulthood who have already landed firmly on the big screen’s A-list. And while we’re all about girl power, we’ve been wondering: Where the heck are their male contemporaries? Surely the next generation of Ben Afflecks and Bradley Coopers are out there, just waiting to be mentioned on a list like this! Look no further, friends — we’ve got our eye on 13 future big-screen big deals, and have rounded them up for your analysis below. Some, like Robert Sheehan, Nick Hoult and Max Irons are part of the YA book-to-movie phenomenon. Others, like Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, are recent Sundance darlings. While their roles may be vastly different, they’re bonded by incredible talent (and, you know, their good looks don’t hurt anything either).
Check out their deets below so you can say you knew them when.
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