Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel talk costarring in 'Playing for Keeps'

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Playing for Keeps costars Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel, talk about their roles in the Gabriele Muccino film in which Butler admits there is chemistry between the handsome costars.

Fans need not worry, Biel is still happily married to new husband Justin Timberlake; Butler is simply raving about his costars performance.

"This is the best performance I've ever seen Jessica give," Butler raves to Entertainment Tonight. "It's really touching, it's very funny, it's full of angst -- and I felt that in every scene with her, you know?”

He continues, “And she was so incredible to act with, and we got on really well. We became good friends and we had a lot of rehearsal time beforehand, so whenever we would do any scenes you just kind of felt magic between us, and you're feeling so many different things."’

Butler stars as George, a man desperate to get his life back together after facing difficult times. He begins coaching his sons soccer team and becomes the eye candy for all soccer moms.

Biel, who plays Stacie, George's ex-wife, also gushed about the pleasure of working in the role as well as with Butler. "I think we were both just so invested in this project and open to just whatever [director] Gabriele [Muccino] wanted from us, and that's the best way to come into a project.,” She explained. “And the best way to interact with another actor is to just be open and excited about the work that you're doing together, and I think we both shared that.”

Playing For Keeps also stars Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Judy Greer. The film hits theaters Friday.

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