Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling play love interests in The Lucky One, which is out today. The giggly costars talked about their chemistry and how nervous they were filming their steamy love scenes. They also chatted about hitting New Orleans together, and why they both love The Notebook, which was written by Nicholas Sparks, who also wrote the book on which The Lucky One is based.
never took it too seriously. Scott created a very safe environment for us, it was very thoughtful. Just having flashbacks now. that has been a favorite of mine for a long time. That one is very special. captured something. So this movie is based on a Nicholas Sparks book. Had you been fans of his? Were you drawn drawn to doing a Nicholas Sparks film because of this legacy that he has. Absolutely. I was aware of him, I wasn't really familiar with his books that much and I knew of him, I knew he has a phenomenal reputation for writing these types of stories. I mean, I kind of am for Nicholas Sparks. The Notebook, all of them, are really amazing. The Notebook has been a favorite of mine for a long time. involved in this project at all was pretty special. Yeah, it's great. It's neat. It was pretty exciting to jump on board. I have to ask this is your first love scene, how nervous were you? I was. First time you've ever kissed a girl! No, I think, you know, I would have been nervous if we didn't have such a good rapport. I mean, at this point me and Taylor were as close as you could be. We were very comfortable with each other. We both had a good sort of sense of humor about it. We never took it too seriously. Scott created a very safe environment for us that was very thoughtful. I'm just having flashbacks now. Amazing direction. Yeah. You know -- He said he told you to go for it, and it looks like you did. He did, he did. It was really so much fun, and I think like it wouldFrom the first time we met each other, at my screen test for this film, it felt so comfortable, and it kind of made the rest of it pretty easy. You had a really good chemistry. Is that something that you feel right away? I don't know, it's a little a little of both. I don't know. It's one of those things. He felt kind of like a friend when I first met him. We're weird. We get in to some pretty deep talks. I think we're on the same wave length. I can talk about some intense stuff with him, and then he makes me laugh. A little crazy. It's a good little, it's a good balance. Did you get the craziness when you were in New Orleans? Bourbon Street for the first time. How was that? It was fun. We had a great time. We ate alligator. We took her to a cool restaurant. Had some gator. Gator? Gator. Went to Pat O'Brien's, Burger King, did some voodoo. Yeah, we bought hats. We bought hats, yeah. I wanted to go get a cool hat. Yeah, we bought hats. They looked ridiculous moving around. They were terrible. Yours was cool. No, it wasn't. I didn't look like that. I went home, I think and I looked at my hat and I thought "Wow, that's what my hat looked like. It looked cool in the store." What's your favorite Nicholas Sparks film? You already sort of answered this one. Yeah. I think The Notebook. Do feel pressure to live up to that? They're different films. I mean it would be great to, you know, if we did somehow, but I think they're completely different projects. They're completely different movies. But that one is very special, you know, really captured something. I get emotional. Okay. Yeah, it got me.