Wilmer Valderrama Talks ‘Larry Crowne’ Love Affair, But Stays Mum on Own Love Life
With rumors swirling about Wilmer Valderrama’s recent split from teen singer Demi Lovato, the actor is staying coy about his dating life. But there is one “love affair” he can’t quit talking about.
Starring alongside Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks in the upcoming film Larry Crowne, Wilmer revealed it was a dream to star alongside his on-screen idols– even though he put extra pressure on himself to impress them.
“When you work with someone like Tom Hanks, who wrote the movie and directed it, you really want to work hard and bust your ass. You want to make sure that he feels like he made the right choice by choosing you to be a part of this baby,” Wilmer told Celebuzz after he helped Stride, The Ridiculously Long Lasting Gum, kicked off its new “Be Ridiculously Long Lasting” campaign in New York City.
Of course, the 31-year-old actor fit right in and couldn’t quit gushing about the instant bond he felt when he arrived on set. “Between the actors and the material, it was a love affair. It was amazing to be on set,” he added.
While his own projects continue to flourish, Wilmer admits he couldn’t be happier for his That ’70s Show co-stars’ success — including Ashton Kutcher’s Two & a Half Men gig. When asked about Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen, Wilmer was blunt: “It’s a no brainer — I’m not worried about him at all.”
“I couldn’t be more proud of everything the [That ’70s Show] cast has done.,” he said. “We’ve become this really humble rat pack, and all of a sudden are returning in front of the camera. It’s very unique. It’s very fun to see that we were one of the few television series that could make that transition. It’s a blessing to have them all as a family. I’m really proud.”
When asked if he’d ever take up a guest spot on Two & a Half Men (if offered), Wilmer admits, “It’s too early to call that one.” Guess we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed.