Rules for dating a romantic hero
The real Marsden, lounging in a London hotel suite is quite the twinkly-eyed charmer. Love in later life has been very much on Marsden's mind.
He seems totally at ease with the emotional earnestness of the subject matter - and indeed demonstrates a reckless fondness for cliche that would give Enchanted's Prince Edward a run for his money. And not just because The Best Of Me deals with the subject.
When I was single, I hated dating—which is probably why I didn’t do much of it.
There are so many unspoken rules, and girls play games, and it’s enough to make you want to become a celibate monk. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to find the right girl, and the rest is history.
But in The Best of Me he's gunning for straightforward, heroic sincerity right from the start.
These were characterisations delivered with a touch of self-parody and a knowing wink.Our hero's first instinct (of course) is to risk his neck to save a colleague before being thrown hundreds of feet into the sea.