The fun just don’t stop! Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough graced the Red Carpet at Scotiabank Theatre tonight in celebration of Safe Haven, a Romantic Thriller adapted from the bestselling Nicholas Sparks Novel of the same name. Its Story centers on a Woman (Hough) who arrives in Southport, North Carolina with a mysterious past. She meets a Widower (Duhamel) and falls in love with him passionately, only to realize that as their relationship progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to veil her deepest, darkest Secret.
A large crowd of Fans and Media lined the Red Carpet, the first ever for Alliance Films under the eOne Films Brand, and after just appearing across the road at MuchMusic‘s New.Music.Live, both Stars hurried-over to the Theatre, masking any trace of a super-quick Wardrobe Change. The handsome on-screen Couple wowed Onlookers – Duhamel gorgeous in a gray Suit and and Hough picture-perfect in pink, as the latter’s proud Hair Dresser admired her gorgeous creation, snapping Photos on her iPhone from the side.
Both Stars generously divided their time between Fans (believe me there were any in particular for Duhamel!) and giving quick Interviews to Media. One Autograph Collector tells me, “Duhamel has a photographic memory. He saw me earlier in the day and told me one only, but still was a nice Guy about it!”.
I had the absolute pleasure of fitting in a question each with both Actors and quizzed Duhamel on his Canadian Ancestry and what it is like to be the self-proclaimed, “The 267th Most Interesting Man in the World”. He jokes, “Well, I’ve got a lot of room to move, you know what I mean? There’s only room to move-up!”. Duhamel also breaks-down for me exactly how much a Canadian he actually is. Meanwhile, Hough details for me what inspired her to choose a heavier Role compared to some of the more lighthearted fare we’ve seen her in so far like last year’s Rock of Ages and 2011’s Footloose Remake. An admitted die-hard Sparks Fan, Hough tells me, “I relate to Katie. In my life I tend to be guarded and in my life I tend to find the joy in life, so it definitely makes sense for me to do this.”.
Watch Clips of my Chat with Duhamel and Hough below:
Following tonight’s Premiere, Duhamel and Hough were amazing to spend a bit of time chatting with Fans via a Q&A moderated by KISS 92.5‘s Taylor Kaye, where we learned that a good portion of Safe Haven actually is improvised. Duhamel, who is married to Popstar Fergie, reveals to us also that he had her full blessing on filming love scenes with Hough, as Fergie was all for whatever would make Safe Haven a better Film. Another interesting tidbit is that Hough actually is v. good Friends with the Villain in the Film, played by David Lyons. She commended him for making her feel comfortable enough to tackle some of the Film’s more uncomfortable moments. And before heading out for the night, Duhamel walked right over to me and gave me a high-five. How cool is that?
See more Snaps of Duhamel and Hough I took earlier in the day right here.
Our trusty Helper Michelle, was sweet enough to help nab a couple Autographs from the beautiful Hough. To enter to win one, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook before February 22, 2013. All are welcome to enter. Good luck!
Safe Haven opens in theatres on Valentine’s Day via eOne Films’ Alliance Films. I admit it, I cried!