Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman are having some vital revelations about their rom-com pasts . . . whereas working on treadmills. This week, Portman joined Kutcher as a part of his marathon-training sequence “Our Future Selves” with Peloton, jogging alongside him as the 2 mentioned how they first met and at last addressed the placing similarities between two iconic movies inside the romantic comedy multiverse.
“I believe the primary time we actually began hanging out is after we shot ‘No Strings’ collectively,'” Kutcher stated whereas sounding miraculously well-articulated for somebody going full pace on a treadmill. “Who would’ve thought 20 years later, we might be on a Peloton collectively?” Portman joked in response. (Word: if 20 years looks like means too way back, it is as a result of it’s. “No Strings Hooked up” was formally launched in January 2011 — phew!)
“Wait, it is also bizarre as a result of my spouse [Mila Kunis] was capturing mainly the identical film, referred to as ‘Mates With Advantages,'” Kutcher stated, placing into phrases what so many rom-com followers have been considering for therefore lengthy. Additionally launched in 2011, “Mates With Advantages” starred Kunis and Justin Timberlake as pals who change into pals with advantages (after which one thing extra) — which is just about the identical plot that “No Strings Hooked up” starring Kutcher and Portman has.
“Sure, and Mila and I had simply shot ‘Black Swan’ collectively proper earlier than,” Portman added. “So we have been all making out with one another.” Whereas followers could have had some sense of how interconnected these 2010s rom-coms have been due to their overlapping plots and Kunis and Kutcher’s marriage, listening to the 2 actors joke about it simply confirms the various similarities between the 2 movies.
Why two almost equivalent rom-coms have been launched inside six months of one another, nobody outdoors Hollywood will ever absolutely perceive, however no less than now viewers have some a lot wanted closure on why they felt such a strong sense of déjà vu on the movie show in 2011.
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