Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Englert cooks up chemistry for film

Alice Englert said she and her co-star bonded over cooking
Alice Englert said she and her co-star bonded over cooking

Alice Englert has revealed how she bonded with Beautiful Creatures co-star Alden Ehrenreich - by watching TV and cooking.

The Australian actress, who portrays supernatural teen Caster Lena, had instant chemistry with the actor as soon as they met, but still indulged in some activities to build up their rapport.

"We spent the rest of the shoot watching Columbo. We did cooking and stuff - we cooked a dinner, and we did some really ugly painting," she said.

Alden - who plays human Ethan in Richard LaGravenese's big-screen adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's first novel in the series - added: "From the minute they meet there's a spark. Lena's different from anyone Ethan has ever met, which is what everybody else is really adverse to, and exactly what he is attracted to.

"We got along pretty well from the get-go. We made a dinner in the beginning. The painting was a lot later, and we only did one painting. We just got along pretty early."

Alice, the daughter of Oscar-winning director Jane Campion, revealed she was attracted to the story.

"What really drew me to the film was the idea of these huge supernatural struggles between good and evil told through the context of very human feelings," she said.

Beautiful Creatures, which also stars Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson, is in cinemas now.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Taurus:

Impulsive purchases will put you in a difficult financial position. It's important to exercise economic restraint. If you strongly desire to buy something, wait an entire day. The urge to splash out will probably diminish, saving you a significant sum. Money from an inheritance, dividend or royalty payment should be conserved. Having a nest egg will give you a greater measure of freedom. Independence is the best gift you can give yourself. Materialism won't bring you the happiness you seek.More