Joined by author Nicholas Sparks, the “Romantics” hunk and the “Footloose” flirt discussed what initially drew them to the movie.
Josh began, “For me it was a number of things. It was mostly the story. I love the story that Nicholas wrote. It felt a little more dangerous from some of the stuff I’ve seen from him before. [I always thought] if I ever had the opportunity to do something like this I wanted it to be a little bit different and this definitely was that.”
Julianne added, “I’ve been a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks for as long as I can remember so to be a part of one of his book adaptations and a film is just a huge opportunity. It’s so far removed from anything that I’ve done in the past. I also like the fact that [my character] is a fighter and I can relate to that. I like that aspect.”
Given the romantic flavor of the film, Josh shared his mushiest moment with bride Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson- “Oh boy… I would say two weeks ago I took my wife to Sizzler. It was beautiful,” he joked.
Miss Hough also chimed in to sing the praises of her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest- “He just sent me flowers to my hotel room last night when I got in they were there saying ‘Home stretch. See you soon.’”
Once he’s done with the press tour, Duhamel knows exactly what he’s looking forward- “The first thing I’m gonna do when I get home? It’s not good for TV.”
And of course, all three of them had predictions for the SuperBowl this weekend. Josh declared, “I’m gonna go with the Ravens. I think that defense had two weeks to prepare and I think they’re gonna do it.”
However both Julianne and Nicholas are rooting for the San Francisco 49ers.