When you guys first met, before you started filming, did you guys realize that you had the chemistry for these characters? We met for a second. But we just naturally sort of have a nice little flow. Shailene was… [turns to Shailene] Are you kicking me under the table? I just always move my legs. I auditioned for Four, like a long time ago. I think that was before Shai … oh no, Shailene was attached.
If I would have played that character maybe that would have been interesting. Sometimes I get on your nerves and you just wanna beat him up a little bit.
We do have some pretty intense fights. Our fight scenes are good. Yeah, when you told her to get out of the car. I think he had a story of him from being a little kid and then just developed them further as he got older.
Would you say that Amy and Sutter were ever even a good match? Their relationship in this film can be looked at from a lot of different aspects — as toxic in some way or actually beneficial.
I think there is this obsession with finding one person in life and sort of discarding the rest. And I think every relationship that you go through, whether it lasts 25 years or a lifetime, or two months, it teaches you something. I think that their relationship taught them a lot and gave them a lot of tools to look forward to in life.
I think it was an integral part of both their evolution. Would you have dated a Sutter in High School? Would you have dated an Amy? You did date an Amy. I dated a bunch of different kinds of girls. I dated a band girl, a girl I was in a band with, I dated a cheerleader, and then I dated a chick who used to sing in my band. My buddies and I had a rock band and she used to sing like Evanescence.
Like a rock singer. She was also in drama club, so. Once we put that out there, people are going to be scouring YouTube for evidence. Miles is a great singer. I think there is.
You might be able to find something. In the book you get to know a lot about Amy. I kinda thought Amy was the one who needed help in the movie. Do you feel like it benefited her not to have her history shown in the movie?
But the movie was too long. So James decided to keep it on Sutter, from his point of view and his perspective. And I thought that was really special, because as an audience it allowed us to see the world through his eyes and see the journey that he was on.
Amy was a part of his journey, and even though he was a part of her journey it was always seen through his eyes. I read this article and I breathe really shallowly, and I am just a shallow breather. I am sorry I had to interrupt the interview, I just wanted you to know I am totally engaged. Where do you think Sutter and Amy ended up 10 to 15 years later?
Um maybe they ended up backpacking through Europe. I would like to think Sutter changed. I mean if you graduate without a diploma, what do you do? You get a trade. I think that is what he does. I think he still drinks and well. I think that if you could grab Sutter and look him in the face and tell him anything, pass along any advice… Miles: Be nice to that girl. What about you, anything for Amy? Give it up, give it up! Speaking of giving it up, was that awkward? No, it was so much fun.
No, Sutter was experienced. No, that was actually one of our favorite scenes. And I think when we filmed it we were pretty comfortable with each other at that point. And obviously after that, even more so. And the room that we shot everything in, all the sets were just so real. I think Sutter is… I think he makes other people feel good.
And I also think he lets you loosen up. Oh well, now you know. Wait, Dodger Dog is that what you just said? Those are quite thin. No answer her question, what attracted Amy to Sutter? It was difficult, well not difficult, which I thought was one of the greatest things about the movie, how the relationship developed, it was just an unlikely pair.
I think she respected and admired his charismatic way. His ability to have fun and his lack of responsibility. You have to be your own biggest fan and then you have to love yourself. She gives her power and her worth to him.
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