The Valentine's Day guys dish
After spending time with the ladies of Valentine's Day, we also stepped up to the plate to get the guys perspective on the film and the holiday that inspired it.
Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper and Topher Grace all chimed in on the most romantic day of the year as well as why their Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman) directed film is the perfect Valentine's Day gift.
SheKnows: Ashton, are you as romantic as your florist character is in Valentine's Day?
Ashton Kutcher: Well, I had the good fortune of playing a florist in this movie and one of my best friends is a florist so I got to work with him and what I really learned about
that was these guys are sort of like the real cupids, passing these messages off from one person to the next person. The way that arrangement shows up can really dictate the resulting relationship.
It's almost like if you can find somebody like that, that can really translate what it is that you're trying to say, it's a big deal. So that was my experience on this movie. As
far as being a romantic, I don't know. I love life and I love people and I love sharing and so I think yes, I am, I would say.
SheKnows: There is a great bit in the movie for the people who are hating on Valentine's Day right now, what could you all recommend for that group?
Topher Grace: I would say go see the movie. There are so many pointers in there and really you don't get anything out of it unless you've seen it twice.
SheKnows: This film takes place in LA, but it could be anywhere, how do you think the locale influenced the feel of Valentine's Day?
Ashton Kutcher: A friend of mine once told me that Los Angeles is a city filled with the second best looking person from every town across the America. The best looking person stays home because they have it good there.
Topher Grace: By the way, wouldn't you like to meet the guy in Iowa who is better looking than Ashton?
Ashton Kutcher: Casey Prince.
We all laugh.
SheKnows: Why does this one day, Valentine's Day, matter when you put so much work into a relationship the rest of the year?
Jamie Foxx: Women are built different. You've got to remember all of these dates and put it in your cell phone if you have to -- the birthdays and anniversaries and all of that. Women have fake anniversaries like this is the first anniversary we went to Boa. "What?" "This is our first anniversary for Boa. You don't remember that?" "We go to Boa all the time." So get all those dates down. The most important thing is to four or five days before that day comes, get something for her so you're prepared. Then you can go without doing something the rest of the year. See you're thinking wrong. The rest of the year you can (expletive) around.
Topher Grace: You're right. This guy is so right.
SheKnows: Now Bradley, the Oscars were announced and The Hangover didn't make the expanded ten-film Best Picture field. Do you think the Academy is continuing its streak of not having a sense of humor?
Bradley Cooper: I have no idea. The fact that you even think that is flattering to all of us who made it. We were over the moon that we got the Golden Globe (for Best Comedy or Musical) which is just unbelievable. When we were shooting it and I was pretending to fornicate with the tiger I didn't think that we'd be nominated for a Golden Globe let alone an Oscar.
Ashton Kutcher: I think the reward for doing comedy is doing the comedy itself. You get to go to work every day and laugh and make other people laugh and to me there's no greater reward than that.
SheKnows: Any tips for a healthy Valentine's Day? There is certainly a whole lot of chocolate in this film.
Ashton Kutcher: I think watching this movie is a healthy Valentine. We had a green set so there was a lot of dedication to that on this movie; using solar panels and clean energy
and recycling. Due to the fact that the movie was shot in LA actually made that an easier thing to make happen. In some ways it worked out and in some ways it didn't but I think that every
opportunity we have in our industry to make what we're doing something more a environmentally conscious effort is a good thing. So this movie was I think mostly a green movie. So coming and
supporting a movie that was made that way I think can contribute to that.
SheKnows: Love is so elusive and it is also the one thing that almost everybody seeks…
Ashton Kutcher: 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. I think it goes for everything -- what you give is what you receive. If you want the drug you have to give the drug.