Kendrick Sampson Says He Bonded With Shay Mitchell Over Food

Kendrick Sampson Reveals How He and Shay Mitchell Bonded While Filming 'Something From Tiffany's'

Kendrick Sampson and Shay Mitchell
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Behind-the-scenes enjoyable! Kendrick Sampson revealed how he and his One thing From Tiffany’s costar Shay Mitchell bonded on set.

“[With] Shay, it was at all times about meals. We’re massive foodies,” the Vampire Diaries alum, 34, solely instructed Us Weekly whereas selling the Prime Video movie final month. “Wherever the meals is, we’re taking a look at eating places round, we’re like, ‘What can we order for snacks?’”

The Texas native continued: “At one level, I feel Shay instructed me about this Jamaican restaurant across the nook. And I used to be like, ‘All proper, effectively, it’s time for patties.’ So, we received patties for everyone.”

Sampson stated that his dynamic with all of his scene companions — together with Zoey Deutch and Leah Jeffries, who play his love curiosity and daughter, respectively — was playful.

“It was social gathering time. It was enjoyable occasions, it was laughing, it was loads of gut-busting, loads of cheeks hurting and loads of good meals consuming,” he shared, including that he had “a lot enjoyable with Zoey.”

Within the romantic comedy, which premieres on Friday, December 9, Sampson’s character, Ethan, buys a Tiffany’s engagement ring for his girlfriend, Vanessa (Mitchell), however quickly discovers that he left the shop with the improper field. In the meantime, Gary (Ray Nicholson) thinks he’s giving his girlfriend Rachel (Deutch) a pair of earrings, solely to unintentionally give her the diamond band.


Kendrick Sampson Reveals How He and Shay Mitchell Bonded While Filming 'Something From Tiffany's'

‘One thing From Tiffany’s’
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Sampson instructed Us that the movie asks its viewers to think about “all these questions that individuals will begin to consider throughout cuddle season, together with “How do you discover the person who you’re meant to be with?” and “Are you [really] meant to be with them?”

When it comes to getting ready for his position, the Insecure actor shared that he likes to think about each character he performs by way of their zodiac signal — and he has Ethan pegged as a libra.

“[Libras] may be individuals pleasers to the purpose of eager to please individuals so dangerous that they’ll typically bend the reality or sacrifice sure issues to make it possible for persons are completely satisfied and that there’s no battle,” he defined. “And that’s form of how Ethan is. Ethan runs round making an attempt to please all people after which he learns that that’s not the healthiest approach to be.”

Reese Witherspoon served as a co-executive producer for the movie together with Sampson’s costar, 28-year-old Deutch.

“She’s wonderful,” the Earlier than I Fall actress stated of Witherspoon, 46, whereas selling One thing From Tiffany’s throughout a Thursday, December 1, look on Jimmy Kimmel Reside. “About 4 years in the past, she tweeted that she noticed a film I did referred to as Set It Up and she or he cherished it and questioned why there weren’t extra nice, feel-good romantic films. And a pair years later, right here we’re.”

Sampson beforehand stated that he and the Not Okay star nailed their first chemistry take a look at for the film, forming a connection proper off the bat.

“There was no want for an icebreaker which was nice,” he instructed CineMovie on Tuesday, December 6. “We had chemistry on Zoom … and we didn’t need to attempt.”

With reporting by Leanne Stanton.

One thing From Tiffany’s premieres on Prime Video on Friday, December 9.