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Gramercy Park Hotel. July 22, 2008. By Jada Yuan
Is the kiss between Charles and Sebastian in the book?
“In the book it's very veiled. In 1945, you couldn't be too specific.”
How'd the sex scene go?
“It's supposed to be this passionate moment, but there were a lot of costumes. We were constantly pulling off layers. It took long enough to kill off any sense of eroticism.”
How was your kiss with Ben Whishaw?
“Just like it is with a girl, but more stubble.”
How does a British man hit on a woman?
“A British bloke pretends like it's the first time he's ever done that. Self-deprecating nonsense. But maybe I'm just talking about me.”
Ever have any run-ins with nuns?
“I once saw a nun walking away from me and her habit was pulled up above her ankles. I spotted a leotard and ballet shoes. I asked another nun about it, and she said, ‘Oh, we just love to dance!’ ”
What was your most recent sin?
“Sloth. I was on vacation.”
Did you go to Catholic school?
“It took me three years to get kicked out!”
What's the difference between the ways British men and American men woo?
“British men woo with their sense of humor and quirky sensibility, and American men woo with their insecurities.”