In the ensemble comedy of Valentine’s Day, Ashton Kutcher connects the various stories. He plays a florist who interacts with other lovers’ valentines and has one of his own.
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“I had the good fortune of playing a florist in this movie and one of my best friends is a florist so I got to work with him,” Kutcher said. “What I really learned about that was these guys are sort of like the real cupids, passing these messages off from one person to the next person. The way that arrangement shows up, it’s almost like if you can find something like that that can really translate what it is that you’re trying to say, it’s a big deal. So that was my experience on this movie.”
The leading man comes across as a natural romantic, though he gets shy talking about himself. “As far as being a romantic, I don't know. I love life and I love people and I love sharing and so I think yes, I am, I would say.”
When pressed, Kutcher opened up about his romantic beliefs. “When it comes to love everyone wants to receive it but at the end of the day you don’t get to receive it until you start to give it. I think it goes for everything. What you give is what you receive.”
He’s more talkative when it comes to the film’s carbon footprint. Valentine’s Day was a green production. “We had a green set so there was a lot of dedication, using solar panels and clean energy and recycling. Due to the fact that the movie was shot in L.A. actually made that an easier thing to make happen. In some ways it worked out and in some ways it didn’t but I think that every opportunity we have in our industry to make what we’re doing something more environmentally conscious effort is a good thing. So this movie was I think mostly a green movie. So coming and supporting a movie that was made that way I think can contribute to that.”
Valentine's Day opens to theaters on February 12th.