After parting ways with Jennifer Lawrence earlier this year, Nicholas Hoult is one of the most eligible bachelors on the young Hollywood scene. But he wasn’t always mister smooth with the ladies… and still has some hiccups in the relationship department.
While talking about dating with Elle, the British star of movies including “Warm Bodies,” “About a Boy,” and “Jack the Giant Slayer” shared a story about a childhood crush gone terribly wrong.
“There were just embarrassing things continually,” the 23-year-old says of the awkward moments he endured while growing up. “I remember once after deciding that I fancied a girl, I made her a badge. I’d never spoken to her before and I can’t remember what the badge said, but it obviously didn’t seal the deal.”
Homemade buttons aside, Hoult seemed to have a Hollywood sensibility about how relationships should work.
“I had a moment when I was completely obsessed with ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,’” he says of the 1954 musical. “I think I watched it seven times in one day. That’s how I believed relationships worked: You go into town, pick up the girl you want, then ride off into the mountains and the townsfolk can’t get them back.”