The Friends With Benefits co-stars explain what creates chemistry both on-screen and off.
In Friends With Benefits, Justin Timberlake is Dylan, an art director, and Mila Kunis is Jamie, a headhunter. When Jamie successfully lures Dylan away from his L.A. job to New York, the two discover they have a lot in common and begin spending a lot of friend time together. They've each been through so many failed relationships that they've given up on love and are focusing on having fun. But they soon learn that being friends with benefits is way more complicated than they supposed.
Is Friends With Benefits more of a movie thing or a real-life thing? Can it work in real life?
Justin: Mila recently heard a story from a reporter that she and her husband started their relationship as friends with benefits. Now they are happily married. We say if you are being honest and safe, have a good time because I don't think…and Mila agrees…that it is not a long-term idea, so there is no way to make that work long-term, but it either leads to something more or it fizzles out. How Reality TV Ruins Marriages
What did you mean by honest and safe?
Justin: I mean honest about what is happening…
Mila: …what your intentions are.
Who handles being friends with benefits better—men or women?
Justin: I don't think it is better or worse. I think you are talking about Mars vs. Venus. I think there are things that women do way better than men, and there are things that men accept about themselves that they think they do better than women. Bridging the Gap Between Casual Sex and Commitment
True or false: It was awkward to shoot the love scenes.
Mila: True. But these scenes were funny, so they were a little less awkward. I think if they had to be serious, and they were, 'bounce around,' then it would have been incredibly awkward.
To find out who fell asleep while shooting a love scene and why Mila is wearing platforms throughout the flick, read the rest of the interview on eHarmony Advice. Friends With Benefits opens in movie theaters on Friday, July 22.
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