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Thursday 25 December 2014

No schmaltz on Sparks set for Dano

Paul Dano and real life girlfriend Zoe Kazan play a couple in Ruby Sparks
Paul Dano and real life girlfriend Zoe Kazan play a couple in Ruby Sparks

Paul Dano has revealed he and actress girlfriend Zoe Kazan tried not to get "too cute" on the set of their new film Ruby Sparks.

The real-life couple play young lovers in the first flushes of a relationship in the indie film, which Zoe also scripted.

There Will Be Blood star Paul said: "Hopefully we weren't getting too cute when the cameras weren't rolling. I tried to stay away from that."

He added: "On this film we were so busy, we're in most of the scenes. I feel like we were there more for Calvin and Ruby than we were for each other almost during the day at work, which I think is good, we just cared about the film.

"Going home after a long day there were challenges occasionally but I think our dynamic was ok."

Next up for Paul is the nineteenth-century drama Twelve Years A Slave, which also stars Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender.

"We did it this summer in Louisiana. It was hot and an intense subject matter, but I got to work with some wonderful people and I loved (director) Steve McQueen very much. Hopefully it will be a good film," he said.

:: Ruby Sparks is released on Friday, October 12

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