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Yelchin: film is truth about love

Published 26/10/2011 | 16:16

Anton Yelchin stars with Jennifer Lawrence in Like Crazy
Anton Yelchin stars with Jennifer Lawrence in Like Crazy

Anton Yelchin believes the 'honesty' at the centre of his new movie Like Crazy is key to the film's success.

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The 22-year-old plays an American man trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with his English girlfriend in the film, which attracted early Oscar hype after winning awards at Sundance.

Speaking at the film's Los Angeles premiere, the actor said: "It's not melodramatic, it's not saccharine, I think it just tries to be as honest as possible about the process of love.

"It doesn't talk down to the audience, I think it's trying to be as honest as possible."

Like Crazy, which also stars Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence, is a largely unscripted, low-budget project helmed by director Drake Doremus.

And Anton, who previously starred in Fright Night and Star Trek, said he relished the opportunity to hone his improvisational skills.

He said: "I jumped at the chance to do something like that because it's an extraordinary opportunity."

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