- Title: USA: "Valentine's Day" stars talk flowers
- Date: 14th February 2010
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (RECENT) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ASHTON KUTCHER, SAYING: "I am, my wife and I have decided this year that we are, instead of doing a big exchange between each other, the best way to share our love is to share it with others. So we started a foundation called the DNA Foundation where we are, the intention of the foundation is to help trafficking victims. There's an organization in New York called GEMS Girls and they help these girls get off the streets, restart their lives. So we're making all of them our valentines this year. So we'll be sending them flowers."
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- Country: USA
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- Story Text: Valentine's Day" film stars Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, and Jennifer Garner discuss the traditional Valentine's Day ritual: sending flowers.
The most romantic day of the year has come to the big screen, as Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day" hits theaters. The film, which follows a series of intertwining love stories, is packed full of Hollywood A-listers. Some of its stars, including Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Garner, talk about the most common of V.Day rituals: sending flowers.
One of the film industry's biggest leading ladies, Hathaway has surely received her fair share of flowers. But, she says, it never gets old.
"The day that I think getting flowers is boring and conventional I will be, I don't even know what to say will happen. I think getting flowers is so wonderful; it's great. It's great when it comes with something else that's definitely thoughtful and maybe a little idiosyncratic but flowers are great."
Hathaway is obviously one to share the love, too; when she found out co-star Topher Grace never got flowers from anyone, she was ready to be the first.
"That was the first time. That's it. You just took my flower virginity," joked Grace as he accepted a single flower from Hathaway.
As for Jennifer Garner, she's got some advice for guys questioning whether flowers are the right way to go.
"Flowers are a baseline for Valentine's Day. If you don't know what else to do, and you want to make a gesture, send or bring them. Bringing them is definitely a great idea. Hand picked, it doesn't matter, just have some in your hands. But the key is the note that goes with them. That's my take on it."
One of the film's multiple male leads, Ashton Kutcher said he and wife Demi Moore will not exchange anything for Valentine's Day this year, at least with each other.
"My wife and I have decided this year that we are, instead of doing a big exchange between each other, the best way to share our love is to share it with others. So we started a foundation called the DNA Foundation where we are, the intention of the foundation is to help trafficking victims...so we're making all of them our valentines this year."
"Valentine's Day" is now in theaters. Among its other flower loving stars are Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel.
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