"I heard a rumour that he didn't really want the role," the Daily Telegraph quoted her as telling US Seventeen magazine. She added: "And when he came in to audition for the role, I'm thinking 'Here's this guy, he's amazingly good-looking, super-confident and he doesn't realise how blessed he is to be in this room because I know how blessed I am.
"This is such a big opportunity for both of us.' And I was thinking 'Ugh, gross,' you know? I started talking with him, and he was just the most genuinely precious, sweet person. And the second audition comes around, and the chemistry was instant . . . we saw each other again, we both lit up, and we were excited to get to work and learn together."