Amanda Crew is the lucky lady who scored the coveted role of Zac Efron's love interest in Charlie St. Cloud, which hits theaters today — check out BuzzSugar's review here. In the movie, Amanda plays a world-class sailor who's about to set out on the voyage of her life when fate brings her together with Zac's character, Charlie. The actress told us that her leading man was not only great to work with, but was also more than gracious to his fans while on location in Vancouver. She also insisted there were no nerves when they filmed their steamy love scene! At the junket, Zac played coy about his sailing skills when we sat down with him, while Amanda revealed his secret rapping skills. Here's more from our interview:
PopSugar: Did you have any sailing experience before the film?
Amanda Crew: No, none. We worked with personal trainers before the movie, but I'm not very athletic by nature. I definitely had some bruises.
PS: Did you and Zac train together?
AC: We trained in the harbor together but we weren't on the same boats. He picked it up really fast and I . . . didn’t. [Laughs]
PS: So there was some healthy competition?
AC: Yes, there was.
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PS: Were you a fan of Zac's before working with him? What do you think will surprise people about his performance?
AC: I hadn't seen High School Musical. I think what will surprise people is this vulnerability and rawness he has to him. He wasn't afraid [to show that].
PS: There's a pretty intense love scene in this movie. Did you two get a chance to know each other before shooting it?
AC: Yes, we had a few weeks. So we did get to know each other and build [a relationship]. Plus, there are lights and lots of people around, so . . .
PS: So there were no nerves?
AC: No nerves.
PS: The movie has a lot of surprises. Did you see them coming when you read the script?
AC: No, I didn't. There are a lot of twists and turns and I liked that. I liked that it wasn't just your typical love story.
PS: Charlie makes some pretty big sacrifices for Tess in the movie. What's the most romantic thing anyone's ever done for you?
AC: Nothing [extreme]. I think it's the little things, the thought behind it. If you want to spend time with me, that's enough!
PS: Did you have any crazy experiences with fans during the shoot?
AC: Zac's fans would wait hours to just get a glimpse at him . . . and he would sign every autograph and take every picture. When you do that, you're giving so much of yourself, and he'd do it after a full day of shooting. I don't know if I'd have the energy!