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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Duhamel: I consulted Seacrest first

Josh Duhamel spoke to Julianne Hough's boyfriend Ryan Seacrest about their steamy scenes

Josh Duhamel has revealed that he spoke to co-star Julianne Hough's boyfriend Ryan Seacrest before filming any intimate scenes in his latest movie.

The former Transformers star decided to warn the American Idol presenter before he shared some steamy scenes opposite the Rock Of Ages actress in the big-screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel Safe Haven.

"I don't know why I felt compelled to do that but I did. I'd known Ryan for a long time, and it was out of respect for one, because I'd known the guy and respect him and his relationship with her," he said.

"I felt these movies are very intimate by nature and how I would feel if my girl was going to be in these very close scenes with somebody. And for whatever reason, I wanted him not to worry, because 'I'm not trying with your girl, it's all good, it's just a movie'. Of course he already knew that. He didn't need me to tell him that."

Josh, who is expecting his first child with Black Eyed Peas singer wife Fergie, admitted that he had initial doubts about starring in the film because he felt he had done romantic comedies before.

"At first I wasn't sure this is what I wanted to do. Was it enough of a departure from what I'd done? And then I read it again a year later and it was much better and Lasse Hallstrom was attached, who I had a lot of respect for," he said.

:: Safe Haven is in cinemas now.

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