The Lucky One debuts tomorrow, April 20, but before you go out and shed a few tears for Zac Efron, get to know his onscreen love interest Taylor Schilling's style. It's part chic, part cool, and all about taking basics and injecting them with pizazz. Taylor's travel style balances cool girl with comfy, her red-carpet aesthetic is streamlined and subtly sexy, and her street style is sophisticated with a classic edge. Step inside to get to know and shop Taylor Schilling's style before her new flick opens.
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.
Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling teamed up for the LA premiere of The Lucky One last night at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. They had company on the green carpet from costars Jay R. Ferguson, Riley Thomas Stewart, and Blythe Danner. Even Zac's High School Musical buddy Ashley Tisdale, decked out in a two-toned Naven dress, came out.
Taylor and Zac have been racking up the frequent flier miles promoting their Nicholas Sparks adaptation. They were recently Down Under, promoting the film in Sydney and Melbourne with press events and screenings. The picture is full of the love scenes we've come to expect from big-screen versions of Sparks's books. Zac didn't mind the sex scenes and said at the premiere yesterday, "Everyone builds those scenes up. There is sort of a fear inherent in everyone else so me and Taylor weren't afraid at all."
Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, in a sexy red jumper, joined director Scott Hicks at the Adelaide premiere of The Lucky One today. Zac's been all over Australia in recent days with stops in Sydney and Melbourne. He fit in a round of golf on Easter and lounged shirtless on the balcony of his hotel prior to kicking off his tour of Oz. Golf is one of the many activities that keep Zac's body in top shape, and he's showing off the results of his strict fitness routine on the May cover of Men's Health.
The cast is returning to the States this weekend as their promotional tour continues with a stop at California's Camp Pendleton on Sunday. They'll screen the Nicholas Sparks film for troops, then return to LA for Monday's big US premiere. Zac's busy schedule may not allow him to make a trek to Coachella this year. In addition to Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Alexander Skarsgard, he's among the long list of Hollywood stars who love Coachella. The festival, which starts today, will continue next weekend, so there's a chance he can catch Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and other major acts performing in Palm Desert at some point.
Zac Efron hit the red carpet at The Lucky One premiere in Melbourne today with his lovely costar Taylor Schilling. Australian fans went wild for Zac at yesterday's premiere in Sydney, where he joked about sharing his hotel with Rihanna. Rihanna and Zac spent time relaxing on the balcony of their respective suites. Rihanna snapped photos of the picturesque scenery while Zac took off his shirt and flashed his well toned abs. Zac's stay Down Under is winding down, and he's expected back in the States this weekend for additional press prior to Monday's star-studded LA screening.
Zac Efron's The Lucky One costar Taylor Schilling is the lucky one, indeed — the actress plays his love interest in the drama, and when I visited the set of the film, I got to chat with her and a few other reporters about her dreamy leading man. Schilling also joked about shooting their love scenes, and gave us some insight into her character Beth.
Is it tough shooting the love scenes with Zac?
Taylor Schilling: I mean, I don't know. I don't think so. I wonder what he’ll say. . . [it's] not a bad day to come to work and do that. But you know, it’s not as exciting as you would think it is either; it’s a day that’s very technical when you have to do that in front of a camera.
What were your expectations of Zac?
TS: The thing is, honestly, I didn't know much of anything about Zac before I got this because I'd never seen those High School Musical movies — which at this point, I can't wait to see them when we're done shooting because I'm excited to see what he did before. But I did not really have much of an expectation about him. I knew that he's incredibly famous, but in terms of his work as an actor, I didn't really know. So I really got to know Zac when I tested for this film with him and he was just such an incredibly charming, down-to-earth guy — for me, coming in and having never done a studio film before — he made me so comfortable at that test, and he was so generous and so wonderful, and was also so interested in the work. He was so engaged in the scenes and was so good. So good. So talented. It's just been wonderful to work with someone I really feel has my back as a scene partner. There's some really vulnerable stuff in this movie, and I feel like I could trust Zac with anything I got. He's a special guy, a good guy.
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