Do men and women ever want the same thing? We asked the cast of this month’s blockbuster, New Moon, to spill the beans on love, sex and relationships.
We’ve spent months anticipating New Moon, the next installment in the Twilight saga, the hit vampire franchise that’s taken the world by storm. While Bella may have fallen for brooding Edward, it’s his gorgeous, gifted vampire siblings that we’re loving. GLAMOUR jetted to Vancouver to catch up with Ashley Greene, 22, who plays future-seeing Alice Cullen, Jackson Rathbone, 24, who plays her boyfriend Jasper Hale, Nikki Reed, 21, the sassy Rosalie Hale and delicious jock Kellan Lutz, 23, who plays Emmett Cullen. Sink your teeth into this!
How do you differentiate between love and lust?
KELLAN: The first six months are always exciting, but then things can get boring. So if that lustful feeling never really goes, then you know it’s real.
ASHLEY: When things that used to annoy you turn into things you adore about somebody, you know something has changed.
NIKKI: We over-use the word “love”: “I love tacos, I love shoes.” We “love” a lot of things, but don’t “lust” a lot of things. I’m in a movie revolving around this obsession with love, and I think people should find more of an obsession with lust.
JACKSON: Lust tastes like tequila and love tastes like whiskey. Love burns for longer and warms you up on the inside and sometimes it makes you do stupid things. Tequila makes you wasted. You can get wasted on lust and warmed by love.
Body hair: discuss…
KELLAN: I do have chest hair and if I’m doing some young teeny magazine it’s nice to look young, so I shave it off. But I’ve never waxed, I wouldn’t go there.
NIKKI: I’m a massive fan of body hair – if men shave any part of their body I’m completely turned off.
JACKSON: I wish I could have more stubble. For New Moon I have to shave every day and I’d rather let it grow, live in the mountains somewhere and shave with an axe!
ASHLEY: Facial hair on a guy looks great but it hurts when you kiss. A little chest hair is manly, but I’m not one for the back hair!
What’s the one thing you find irresistible?
KELLAN: Confidence. That’s so sexy to me. I also love a girl who’s switched on, like she knows how to book an airline ticket and get the cheapest one.
NIKKI: Men who are smarter than me. I don’t find too manly, but I’m really open to learning.
ASHLEY: Talent. The second you see someone in their element they instantly become sexy.
JACKSON: Watching a girl get lost in music. Especially the piano or the cello. If I walked in on a girl playing the cello I might have to go buy new pants!
What are your relationship deal-breakers?
NIKKI: Lying. I’m really good at catching people in their lies. If you try to dupe me, you’ll know about it.
KELLAN: Relationships last when you can be yourself and don’t have to be ashamed of something the other person might hate.
JACKSON: I don’t do the whole “other guy” thing, when girls say they’ve got a boyfriend but it’s almost over. Single girls only. I don’t do groups. Maybe in bed, but not in any other aspect of life!
Ashley: I don’t like it when guys try to impress me. Like, “Look what I know, like what I can do.” Don’t say it, do it.
What will you never compromise on?
KELLAN: Someone questioning my friends. I have people in my life for different reasons. I don’t expect you to be friends with all my friends, but don’t tell me who I can and can’t be friends with.
JACKSON: My music. You can lose relationships because you spend long hours playing, but it’s serious stuff. Sometimes women don’t get that.
ASHLEY: Space. You need space in a relationship. I’m a real “I’m going out with the girls, you’re going out with the guys” type of girl.
NIKKI: My independence. I wouldn’t ever want to give up work, my friends or my own place.
Do you believe in soulmates?
ASHLEY: Gosh, I hope so. I’m a strong believer in chemistry – it has nothing to do with what you want, just how your chemicals react with each other.
KELLAN: I believe that there are three people that could be potential soulmates. You’ll find one and won’t realize until afterward. Then hopefully another will come when the time is right.
JACKSON: I believe that we have a destiny, but sometimes people go their entire lives without finding their soulmates. There’s got to be a couple of options though.
NIKK: I believe in multiple. People are born with this desire to connect, that’s why with girls the line is blurry – is it a friends, is it a relationship?
How do you get over a break up?
ASHLEY: I’m the type who immediately says, “I’m alright,” and then three months later I deal with it. It’s taken me a year to get over someone before, but because of the pride thing I could never go back.
JACKSON: I like going to bars alone and finding groups of people that are having fun and joining in. You hang out with strangers, no questions asked.
KELLAN: I’m a relationship guy, so I’m usually in it to fall in live. If we break up for a reason, I want to fix it. It’s worse if someone cheats because then I’m pissed off, but I’d rather lose love than not love at all.
NIKK: I remember my first break-up. I literally thought my life was over. Then you realize, it’s like a cut – these might be a scar, but the pain will go away.
How can someone tell if you’re into them?
NIKKI: I say it. I just like it when you say, “I like you, do you like me too? Shall we keep talking?”
KELLAN: DI don’t say it, especially if I’m really attracted to them. I can get shy. But it’s funny – when you’re not super-flirty with a girl and act a bit cool, she’ll usually be more interested!
ASHLEY: I like to see people smile. So if you notice little things being done, it means I care. Like with gifts, it’s easy to give a bottle of wine, but I’d prefer to search for something personal or remember something they liked.
JACKSON: I’ll look down at my boots, bu hands will go in my pockets and I’ll be shifting back and forth. When I’m talking to a girl I like, I usually look awkward so that could be a sign!