Los Angeles| Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher is spilling one of the worst-kept secrets in rom-com history. He recently reunited with his ‘No Strings Attached’ co-star Natalie Portman for a joint Peloton workout for an episode of his series ‘Our Future Selves’, released September 20.
During their session, the actor admitted that their 2011 rom-com was pretty darn similar to a certain film starring his now-wife Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, released the same year.
“I think the first time we really started hanging out is when we shot No Strings together,” Kutcher said, to which Portman responded: “Who would’ve thought 20 years later, we’d be on a Peloton together?”
Kutcher then said: “Wait, it’s also weird because my wife was shooting basically the same movie, called ‘Friends With Benefits’.”
Both Ivan Reitman’s ‘No Strings Attached’ and Will Gluck’s ‘Friends With Benefits’ are about a man and a woman who decide to turn their friendship sexual without becoming a romantic couple, realising later that that’s more complicated than they thought. Both films were successful. On Our Future Selves, Kutcher’s interview and marathon training series with Peloton, Portman also raised another curious point to her former co-star. “And Mila and I had just shot Black Swan together. So we were all making out with each other.”