Zoë Saldaña and Bradley Cooper’s undeniable on-camera chemistry was the saving grace of romantic drama “The Words.” Although the production team worked under odd conditions — including minimal funding and a fast-paced filming schedule — Saldaña and Cooper overcame them with their obvious bond, producer Tatiana Kelly told The Hollywood Reporter. Kelly explained, “Everyone kind of got thrown into this because it’s a 25-day shoot… It’s such an intense pressure situation. We were so grateful that everyone was able to have that kind of chemistry. I think it’s so believable. »
Saldaña also explained to The Hollywood Reporter why she thinks the chemistry between the actors is so crucial in a romantic narrative. “I’ve always said that when you watch movies and a love story isn’t what you wanted it to be, as an actor, as someone who works in movies, you know that 90% of the time it didn’t work out it was because there was no chemistry, they hadn’t formed a friendship, they didn’t feel safe with each other others, they did not communicate properly. »
As Saldaña and Cooper began filming “The Words” together in 2011, romantic tension continued between them, escalating into a real-life relationship. Shortly after, Saldaña ended her 11-year relationship with her former fiancé, according to E! New.