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Lovestruck stars

Three Valentine’s Day actors talk about romance — on screen and off it.

entertainment Updated: Feb 14, 2010 01:39 IST

A theme of this film is the idea that the right person for you could be your best friend that's been there all along.

For the ladies, was there a moment you realised you had a friendship that became more?

Jennifer Garner (JG): Somewhere around the second kid, I thought, “This is turning into something.”
Jessica Alba (JA): I married my best friend. We were friends first. It lasted 10 days. Ashton, are you romantic in real life, like your character in the film is?
Ashton Kutcher (AK): I don’t know. I love life, I love people and I love sharing, so I would say that I’m romantic.

For the parents, how do you find time for romance with kids at home?
JA: Mine goes to bed at 7, but I’m usually too tired, unfortunately.
JG: You change the definition of romance. Romance is romance, but in addition, romance can just be breakfast over the tops of heads. You just have to get through the day. You’ve got to create that romance. This film is a love letter to Los Angeles.

What do you love about L.A.?
AK: I love the weather.
JA: I second that.
JG: Farmer’s Market.

Can you give any tips for celebrating a healthy Valentine’s Day?
AK: I think watching this movie is a healthy Valentine. We had a green set, so there was a lot of dedication to using solar panels and clean energy, and recycling. So, this movie was mostly a green movie and coming and supporting a movie that was made that way can contribute to that.

How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?
JG: I think most of us will be promoting this movie. That will be romantic.
JA: We’re pretty spontaneous. We try to squeeze in a smooch here and there, or a little card or note to say, ‘I love you’.It seems like love and the pursuit of it is what everyone wants.

Do you think that’s the case?
AK: When it comes to love, everyone wants to receive it, but at the end of the day, you don’t get to receive it until you start to give it. What you give is what you receive. If you want the drug, you have to give the drug.