Video:Valentine's Day Carter Jenkins, Hector Elizondo Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Carter Jenkins plays a student looking to celebrate Valentine's Day by taking his relationship to a new level in 'Valentine's Day,' directed by Garry Marshall. Hector Elizondo also stars in the film - and he's never missed a Marshall project.See Transcript
Transcript:Valentine's Day Carter Jenkins, Hector Elizondo InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of New Line Cinema's Valentine's Day.
Carter Jenkins - 'Alex' in Valentine's DayWe just did a phone interview last week…
Carter Jenkins: "That was so fun. It was a good interview, right?"
It was a really good interview.
Carter Jenkins: "It was funny. I was in the car with my brother and my best friends, and it was silly. They were making fun of me as I was answering you."
Were they really? So behind the scenes they were doing this and you were trying to answer me all straight?
Carter Jenkins: "Yeah. They got a kick out of when I answered your question about why guys would enjoy the movie, and how I answered about all the women…" [He came up with about eight reasons – all of his female co-stars]
Now you're on a pink and red carpet.
Carter Jenkins: "This is not a red carpet – this is a heart carpet. Have you ever seen anything like that?"
We've already discussed the movie but I still want to know more about it, because after I talked to you I heard you are naked in it – and you didn't tell me you're naked in this movie.
Carter Jenkins: "Yeah."
Is this an R-rated comedy?
Carter Jenkins: "No, it's PG-13. I have very little clothing in a scene. Basically, just a guitar. My storyline's with Emma Roberts, we play boyfriend and girlfriend who are attempting to lose their virginity to each other on Valentine's Day. And kind of foreplay or whatever, I'm going to serenade her with a song that I wrote for her."
While you're naked?
Carter Jenkins: "Yeah, I decide to be naked and serenade naked."
Was that a difficult scene to film?
Carter Jenkins: "Difficult, no, but uncomfortable, a little bit. I'm on a set with a bunch of guys and Emma Roberts. And it's like we got to know each other a little bit better after that."
Was it a tough decision to actually say yes to being naked?
Carter Jenkins: "Not at all. I mean that was the least of my worries. It was an honor to be in this movie, and whatever I had to do – get naked, sing a song - I don't care. I'll do it, just for a chance to work with Garry Marshall."
So did you figure out what you're working on next?
Carter Jenkins: "No. I'll call you. You're the first person I'll call. If I get a job, I'm calling you."
If you become Spider-Man, you'll call me.
Carter Jenkins: "First person I call."
Hector Elizondo - 'Edgar' in Valentine's DayAre you Garry Marshall's good luck charm?
Hector Elizondo: "Let's put it this way, if I don't do one of his movies…I tried not to do one of his movies and two very dark and swarthy gentlemen knocked on my door. One said, 'I'm Cheech,' and the other said, 'I'm Vinny.' And I said, 'All right, I'll do the movie.'"
Why would you ever not want to do a Garry Marshall movie?
Hector Elizondo: "We have such a good time. Exactly. And that's something you can't buy. A good time and the fact that he loves to mentor young people, as do I, you can't beat that. You can't buy that at the store. Just like you can't buy love, you can't buy a good Valentine. You have to be a good Valentine."
What's the appeal of this romantic comedy?
Hector Elizondo: "Because it's a Valentine's love card to Los Angeles. It'll make you just kvell and feel terrific. It'll make you cry and smile at the same time. It's about being a Valentine and by the fact that it ain't perfect – life, it's not supposed to be. You've got to take the bad with the good. And there's a pony in there somewhere."
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