‘Phil Collins,’ ‘Lucky One’ star deadpans to MTV News.
By Kara Warner
In a discussion of the finer aspects of the recently released romantic drama “The Lucky One” with stars Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, one of the most entertaining subjects to come up revolved around prolific romance author Nicholas Sparks, author of the novel upon which the film is based. Specifically, we wondered whether Efron and Schilling had ever experienced any Sparks-like fantasy romance scenarios in real life.
“I’m sure I’ve said some of those lines,” Efron admitted to MTV News. “They’re probably worse — not as good as the ones [Sparks has] written, but they were excellent in the moment.”
“I’m sure they were great,” Schilling offered. “I’m sure they worked in the moment.”
“I feel like they were good,” Efron said with a smile.
“It’s about the right moment,” Schilling added, referring to the fact that there’s a perfect time and place for romantic gestures. “There have been a few sweeping gestures [in my life] but what means the most to me are the little things from the heart. There have been a few notes and well-timed flowers that mean more than anything else.”
“Every once in a while when you look into each other’s eyes and that music starts playing, I love that,” Efron joked, which prompted us to ask a follow-up question about which song you should play when trying to set the mood.
“That’s a good question. What would be your song that you would play?” Schilling asked Efron. “I have no answer.”
“Phil Collins,” Efron deadpanned, which sent his co-star into a fit of giggles.
“That’s great!” she said, laughing. “That’s a good blanket artist. It’s a great answer.”
“I think so,” Efron said.
We can just picture it now, Efron and a very lucky lady about to lock lips with Collins’ classics “In the Air Tonight” or “Against All Odds” playing in the background.
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