Josh Groban is a jerk? No, but he plays one in the new Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. The big-voiced singer, 30, makes his big screen debut as Stone's sleazy lawyer boyfriend in the film.
"At the end of one of our scenes the directors came up to us and said, 'You know, this is feeling a little goofy. Let's just try to make this more believable with a kiss at the end,'" Groban told GQ. "And I'm thinking, 'Holy [expletive].' That wasn't in the script. I've never kissed on camera before. What does that mean? What do I have to do? I didn't take that class in college."
Luckily, Groban acted like a good boy and let Stone take the lead.
"And Emma's just this total pro. She pulls out her lip-gloss, and says, 'It's cherry. That cool with you?'" he remembered.
Calm down, Grobanites: The kiss never ended up making it into the film, so it now only exists in his memory.
"I mean, that kiss shall forever be my deer in Stand By Me; my moment alone, no one will ever be able to treasure it but me."
So, how did Celine Dion's frequent duet partner make it into the film in the first place?
"I went in for the audition and after one reading the casting director said, 'Oh my god, you're just perfect.' I was really excited for a moment, then it dawned on me: I just nailed the douchebag character. I could have used a few takes, maybe some notes to get me there. But no, I guess I had it in me all along," Groban joked.
Is he a douche in real life?
"No, I'm a nice guy. I just went really method and channeled all those people I've hated throughout my life. It was nice to play against type," he said.
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