It’s one of the most-talked-about flicks of the season, and on Tuesday night (October 25) “Like Crazy” held its big Hollywood premiere.
Joining in on the red carpet festivities were co-stars Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin and Keeley Hazell, who all showed up at the Egyptian Theatre for the snazzy affair while posing for the press alongside director Drake Doremus prior to the evening screening.
Also on-hand for the film's west coast debut were Jennifer Love Hewitt and boyfriend Jarod Einsohn, as well as Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
In a recent interview, Mr Yelchin talked about how he’s had experience with long-distance relationships, much the same as his character in the movie.
“Yeah, inevitably with this job, every relationship becomes a long-distance relationship. I've only had two serious relationships in my life, and they both lasted a couple years. And out of those couple of years, I'd be gone for 9 months. Eventually it puts a massive strain on it, especially if there are trust issues. Those trust issues tend to consume and destroy the relationship. It's tough.”
Yelchin also noted that the whole improvisation aspect of the gig required him to dive head-first into his character.
“You lose your life when you enter this world. It was like I forgot what my life was. At the time -- my girlfriend and I are no longer together -- she and I saw each other once during that whole month. It still makes me sad, but you either commit to one thing or another, and I always pick movies. It's my life; I don't know what that says about me, but movies are what I love. So I saw her once, and I remember going, ‘Whoa...’ It's a weird f-cking thing when you think in your head ‘That's who you are. You're my girlfriend. I love you. You're funny, smart, cool, and sexy.’ I forgot all those things. I didn't even remember what it was like to sleep with her because I was in this world the whole time. I was Jacob.”
"Like Crazy" also stars Jennifer Lawrence while set to hit theaters this Friday, October 28th.