According to a Wednesday report from Us Weekly, the Hands To Myself hit maker has been romancing singer Charlie Puth, who she will be touring with this year. It may have only just come to light that Selena Gomez and Charlie Puth could be dating, but they were pictured cosying up together back in December at the Jingle Ball concert.
“Friends with benefits” is a new concept for a new millennium. When Jamie successfully lures Dylan away from his L. job to New York, the two discover they have a lot in common and begin spending a lot of friend time together. Justin: Also, at the end of the day, it is your experience, so man up and make your own decisions. When you first meet him, he comes across as this stark individual but what you realize is that it is just that character’s sense of humor. That is what I like about a lot of the relationships in this movie.
In ‘Friends With Benefits’, Justin Timberlake is Dylan, an art director, and Mila Kunis is Jamie, a headhunter. We should use what is different about us to relate to each other.
Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake discuss the topic of their summer movie in our new interview!
They’ve each been through so many failed relationships that they’ve given up on love and are focusing on having fun. I think there are things that women do way better than men, and there are things that men accept about themselves that they think they do better than women. Q: Mila, we heard you were in the middle of this really passionate scene and you fell to sleep? Justin is 6-1; I am 5-4, so there is a height difference. Justin: We hope that the laughter in this movie comes from a place of relating to sometimes how ridiculous life can be. They surprise you with how earnest they can possibly be. I am really proud that we were able to show specifically what it is like for a straight man and a gay man to have an honest friendship regardless of their differences in sexual preference. ‘Friends With Benefits’ heads into movie theaters on Friday, July 22.
But they soon learn that being friends with benefits is way more complicated than they supposed. Justin: Mila recently heard a story from a reporter that she and her husband started their relationship as friends with benefits. We say if you are being honest and safe, have a good time because I don’t think…and Mila agrees…that it is not a long-term idea, so there is no way to make that work long-term, but it either leads to something more or it fizzles out. Justin: I mean honest about what is happening…Mila: …what your intentions are. True or false: It was awkward to shoot the love scenes. But these scenes were funny, so they were a little less awkward. Mila: I think it might have been going on 20 hours. That is what we admired about ‘When Harry Met Sally’.
Q: Is Friends With Benefits more of a movie thing or a real-life thing? Q: Who handles “Friends with Benefits” better — men or women? I think if they had to be serious, and they were, ‘bounce around,’ then it would have been incredibly awkward. Justin: The reason I didn’t fall asleep was I took a nap before we shot those scenes. Q: One of the things that was refreshing in this film is that in most romantic comedies no matter how much comedy has been going on, when it comes to the intimate scenes, it suddenly becomes very serious. How much of a challenge was that and how do you research that? That was a movie that constantly came up when we were workshopping.
What is the worst piece of relationship advice that somebody gave you that blew up in your face? Mila: [To Justin] I think I gave you the heads’ up. [Director] Will [Gluck] was, “All you have to do is lie in this position.” So, I turned to him and said, “I am going to close my eyes for five minutes.” He was like, “OK.” I fell asleep. Mila: We sat around and verbalized the scenes for two months. Justin: Was it for ‘Casablanca’ that they dug a ditch for Humphrey Bogart? What I love about that movie is it is a man and a woman, they are equals, they treat each other like equals and they talk about their generation and what society, at that time, collectively viewed as love, sex and relationships. We wanted to make a modern, generational comedy in that way. with them, all of a sudden it opened up to me in a completely different way because you’re like, “Wow, there is more to Dylan than I thought.” When I read the movie, I looked at all he is subconsciously dealing with: He is dealing with his father, who is his hero, who is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Her relationship didn’t work out, but she also has a son. He is doing naturally what he learned from his father, but at the same time, he is dealing with what his father is dealing with.
We would do dialogue upon dialogue of what we thought was funny. Q: One of the enjoyable things about this movie is you learned about the characters from their actions.
I personally did not draw upon my personal experiences…not to say, I wasn’t, “I heard a funny story once,” but you just talk about things that you normally don’t talk about it, so we were, “Let’s talk about that.” The bubble gum scene happened accidentally on the day I was blocking the scene and I was chewing gum and I blew a bubble in Justin’s face. Justin: I like that in this movie the backstory on both characters kind of sneaks up on you after you have had so much fun with them. All of a sudden you have all these values with Jamie and her mother who is so brilliantly played by Patty [Patricia Clarkson].
It's been over three years since Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber officially called it quits, and a little over a year since they were last rumored to be dating, but Justin still has Selena on the brain. "I'm shy about doing or saying certain things, and then I say it and it's not even a problem. You're just scarred and you don't do something because in your last relationship they'd freak out, but [the new person is] just like, 'What are you talking about?
In his latest interview with You get scarred from certain things.