Entertainment behind the scenes
With Valentine’s Day coming up on Saturday, many movie fans will be looking for a good romance film to spark their own love life. But not all movie couples can convince fans they belong together, either on-screen or off.
Online ticket seller Fandango conducted a poll of customers buying tickets for February movies, asking people about their favorite and least-liked romantic movie pairings. On Tuesday, Fandango released a top 10 and worst 10 list.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams lead all couples for their performance in the 2004 movie “The Notebook.” They won 14 percent of the vote, four percent more than runner-ups Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the 2005′s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” The other couples on the list were, in order: Richard Gere and Julia Roberts (“Pretty Woman”); Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey (“Dirty Dancing”); Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (“Titanic”); Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore (“Ghost”); Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”); Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”); and at No. 10, Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche (“Chocolate”).
Pitt and Jolie became inseparable after their on-set meeting in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and the two have since become a Hollywood supercouple with six children, including three adopted kids.
It’s not easy making love in Hollywood — at least not in front of movie cameras.
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, 33, and Kate Winslet, 32, had a lovemaking scene in the upcoming drama “Revolutionary Road,” which was directed by Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes. Winslet said filming the scene took some adjustment.
“I just kept saying, ‘This is too … weird,’” Winslet told Entertainment Weekly magazine.
“And Leo was like, ‘Oh get over it.’ And I’m going, ‘Yeah, a little reminder: You’re my best friend. He’s my husband. This is a bit weird,” Winslet told the magazine.
For DiCaprio and Winslet, the sex scene was a reprise of sorts, because they had some steamy on screen lovemaking together in the 1997 blockbuster hit “Titanic.”
Actress Rachel McAdams, 31, the Canadian-born star of “The Notebook” and “Mean Girls,” took a similar position on love scenes in an interview with the New York Times publication T Magazine.
“A kiss with anyone, on or off camera, can be intimidating,” McAdams said in the interview, which was featured on the magazine’s Web site on Friday.
“I’ve been kissing for nearly two decades now and I’m always convinced I’m not doing it right. Chemistry is so important in a great kiss. You can act your way through anything, but it’s hard with a kiss.”
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)