Amanda Seyfried's star continues to rise with the release of this week's romantic dramedy 'Letters to Juliet,' co-starring Christopher Egan, Gael Garcia Bernal and real-life couple Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave.
In the film (in theaters Friday), Seyfried plays Sophie, a fact checker for the New Yorker who travels to Verona, Italy (aka the city where Romeo met Juliet), with her fiance, played by Gael Garcia Bernal.
"I think it's nice in our movie that they don't just hit it off straight away and it's all just happy ever after," he explained.
"It feels like real characters with real issues and I think that's the perfect love story — two characters that hate each other in the beginning, but end up transforming over the course of the movie." Check out everything we've got on "Letters to Juliet." For young Hollywood news, fashion and "Twilight" updates around the clock, visit Hollywood Crush.
Christopher Egan: I read the script after coming off ‘Kings,’ which was exhausting and completely beat me up.
I read it during a break in Australia, and after coming from freezing cold New York City, the setting was in Italy, one of the most beautiful places in the world.
– Christopher Egan is an Australian actor portraying a Londoner on holiday in Italy.
That internationalism has helped him tackle his first major lead role opposite Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave in the new film “Letters to Juliet.” Egan climbed the show business ladder through his native Australia, honing his chops on the long-running and popular Aussie This good looking and charismatic actor was anxious to talk with Hollywood about his lead role in Letters to Juliet, especially the experience of performing with the great Vanessa Redgrave (as his grandmother) and one of the hottest young actresses of the moment, Amanda Seyfried.
There is no uncertainty that he is a gay given that he dated couple of women.
But when he ignores her completely, Sophie is left to wander the city on her own, where she soon discovers a wall in which people write letters to Juliet asking for her advice about love. And what was Nero's reaction to meeting his wife on the set of 'Camelot' in 1966?
To her surprise, Sophie finds a letter dating back to 1957, which leads her on a quest to reunite its author (Vanessa Redgrave) with her long-lost love. Check out our exclusive video interviews after the jump.
In 2006, he appeared in the film adaptation of Christopher Paolini's novel Eragon.
In 2007, he played a small role in Resident Evil: Extinction, the third movie in the Resident Evil series.