Are The Stars Of ‘Beautiful Creatures’ The Next KStew and RPattz?

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In Beautiful Creatures, Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert play Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes, a restless Southern teenage boy and the girl he hopes will help him escape the boredom of small-town life. Sounds a little bit like a certain supernatural romance between a introverted schoolgirl and a shiny, impossibly good-looking vampire, no?

According to the story, their characters share an almost otherworldly connection. But when the pair met one another before filming began, they immediately liked qualities in the other that would ultimately make their on screen connection that much stronger. For Englert, she jokes that it was the actor’s carefully-sculpted bed head.

“I just thought he had great hair,” she tells Celebuzz.

All kidding aside, the pair did harbor deep-rooted respect and admiration for one another, which created palpable chemistry once they were sharing kisses and creating a relationship for audiences to care about.

“Alice was more intent on presenting herself as someone who had ideas about things,” Ehrenreich says. “[She] was a thinking person with a lot of her own philosophies and values than someone who was just trying to be pleasant – which is kind of a dime a dozen.”

“She brought in this force of her convictions, and a real vision for what she wanted to make out of her character’s story, that I really appreciated.”

Englert says she appreciated Ehrenreich’s commitment to his character, and to bringing the story to life. “Alden’s work ethic really appealed to me. I just thought he was doing this thing for the right reasons. When someone is really passionate about the stories in their work, it’s always exciting.”

Beautiful Creatures opens in theaters nationwide February 14. What do you think of the chemistry between the film’s two leads – is it as powerful as Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s, or has the sun set on any Twilight comparisons? Let us know in the comments section below.