Kat Graham and Tom Hopper, stars of the Netflix series “Love in the Villa,”: Don’t worry; Graham assures us everything turned out okay. Typical romantic comedy plot devices include an antagonistic couple becoming romantically involved, a single bed, a proposal that is misunderstood when seen from afar, etc.
Even a food fight is included in Love in the Villa. But Kat Graham and Tom Hopper said that the food fight on site got a little out of hand.
This Thursday’s Netflix release centers on a vacation to Verona by two characters named Julie (Lauren Graham) and Charlie (Tom Hopper). Obviously, you wouldn’t take that trip with your friend.
The two are meant to be dating, but Julie is there for work and Charlie is there for his. Unfortunately, her boyfriend broke up with her right before the vacation, but she went nonetheless. This was another aspect of the protagonist that particularly appealed to Graham.
Graham told TheWrap that the villa was necessary for her. This wasn’t some random getaway where she planned to do nothing but relax. She almost called it quits.
Kat Graham and Tom Hopper are stars of Love in the Villa:
But now she is determined to demonstrate to herself that even if everything breaks apart, she will still have herself and that this person will not be able to take that away from her. To that end, I found the game to be quite entertaining.
But when Julie gets to the villa she rented for the week, she finds Charlie already there. He used one app to make reservations, while she used a different one, so now they have to coordinate their plans. Their villa romance officially begins here.
Their attraction isn’t the kind that causes instant butterflies and longing stares. Initially, they engage in a prank war in an effort to drive each other out of the room.
At one point, Julie starts throwing food at Charlie, and he manages to avoid being hit by a brick of cheese, a plate of pasta, and other items.
Sure, I steered clear of your cheese. Having a solid, steady, heavy block, that’s the simplest, Hopper quipped to TheWrap. And so it’s dodging like a dodgeball. The pasta poses the greatest challenge since it disperses like shotgun powder.
Hopper says that during the filming of that scene, Graham did, in fact, crack a few of the cameramen.
No worries there! It was Graham’s humorous reassurance. However, I did pick up on a few Ow! Ow! ….Ow.
Hopper compared the ultimate outcome to a paintball game, noting that the crew might have come away with some minor ring bruises. Graham clarified that the food fight was largely staged, so the cast and crew were prepared for what was to come.
The actress acknowledged, though, that she and Hopper made the most of their situation. Graham remarked It was orchestrated to the point where nobody got hurt, but it was happening. A full-on battle for the food has begun.
The entire interview between Kat Graham and Tom Hopper for TheWrap may be seen up top. The romantic comedy Love in the Villa may now be viewed online on Netflix.