Gael Garcia Bernal: My 'Letters To Juliet' Character Isn't A Jerk

'I wouldn't judge him,' actor says of playing Amanda Seyfried's fiancé.

Female fans will probably have a hard time deciding who Amanda Seyfried's character, Sophie, should wind up with in "Letters to Juliet," opening Friday. In fact, Sophie herself is torn between her cute, but somewhat self-absorbed fiancé, Victor (Gael García Bernal), and the equally cute, yet cynical Brit she meets on a trip to Verona, Italy, Charlie (Christopher Egan).

García Bernal made the case for Victor, a chef who seems to have good intentions in his relationship with Sophie, but admitted that, in "Letters," the couple doesn't connect quite as well as they should.

"[My] character, I think, is actually very concentrated on the things he likes and the thing is, right now, his girlfriend is not able to follow him and share with him that excitement," he told MTV News of a plot line that involves Victor opening his own restaurant. "So, I think they just kind of meet at that point. I wouldn't call him a jerk, actually."

While the actor conceded that Victor could use some pointers in the romance department, he praised the character's devotion to his work.

"He knows his stuff. He knows a lot about what he's doing, more than any of us know about cooking, the Italian culture," García Bernal said. "I wouldn't judge him. I don't like judging characters at all morally."

García Bernal soaked up the Italian culture while shooting in the city of Verona. "[I did the film] just to have fun ... to enjoy working with the group of actors that were here," he said. "To spend some time in Italy, I had a lot of fun doing it."

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