The New Potato: ‘The Best Of Me Star’ On Pancakes & Rooftop Rain Kisses Oct 20

Liana was interviewed and photographed for The New Potato while in New York. Check out the interview below, and the photoshoot in the gallery!

There’s something to be said about autumn romance; the start of fall and pending holidays make us all feel somewhat warm and fuzzy. Perusing the West Village with a loved one, going apple picking, curling up with a Nicholas Sparks book; there’s a plethora of options. We picked Nicholas Sparks this weekend, whose new movie The Best of Me, hit theaters Friday. We sat down with one of its stars—Liana Liberato—who plays the young Amanda (and somewhat melts our hearts in the process). Liberato chatted with us on perfect first dates, beauty routines and why her rooftop rain kiss with Luke Bracey was the most memorable moment on set…

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

I’d probably start off with some chocolate chip pancakes, because breakfast is my favorite meal. Then the rest of the day I love to indulge in all sorts of veggies. I love all vegetables.

What are five things you’re coveting right now?

Champagne sugar perfume from Sula, an iPhone 6, unlimited Sprinkles cupcakes, endless dinners at Café Gratitude, and some high-top white Converse.

What are your morning and nightly beauty routines?

I’m a freak when it comes to my skin and teeth. I’m a flosser! I’m also not one to wear too much makeup. It takes me a maximum of ten minutes to get ready for the day.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?

I grew up with my parents giving me really healthy food, so I kind of have a craving for salads and veggies. I think it’s just really important to listen to your body, but also never be afraid to splurge a little.

What was it like working with Nicholas Sparks on The Best of Me?

It was so much fun. It was one of the most gratifying filming experiences I’ve had in a long time. We had so much fun filming and the set was always very laid back and goofy.

Would you call yourself a romantic? Why or why not?

Sure! I’d hate to ever let go of the idea of something super romantic happening in my future. I don’t think anyone should expect less than a fairytale.

Most memorable moment on set…

That rooftop rain kiss. It was very surreal. Me and Luke Bracey would look at one another and just go, “We’re in a Nick Sparks movie!”

Do you have a favorite first date? What was it and why was it special?

Oh my. I have an embarrassing one! On my first date I went to California Pizza Kitchen and halfway through the meal my date pointed out that I had a bunch of basil in my teeth.

What are your favorite cities for food? What restaurants do you go to in each?

Montreal! They smother everything in brie cheese. The best part about going there is walking around Old Montreal and finding small little hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

Words to act by…

Never settle. Know your worth.

Do you have a favorite workout? What is it and why?

I’m really into SoulCycle. I just started going and it’s so much fun. I forget I’m even working out because the music is so cool.

Any strange pre and post shoot routines? What are they?

Post shooting I always go back to Texas for awhile to be with my family. It’s a nice way to wind down and go back to normal life.

What’s on your playlist always?

True Love by Coldplay

What’s on your Netflix always?

Currently binge watching Parenthood and Grey’s Anatomy.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

Never regret anything you once cared about.

If you could host a dinner party with any five people living or dead who would be there? What would you cook?

Michelle Williams, Julie Andrews, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and David Schwimmer. And I would probably slap a couple of steaks on the grill! Barbecues are always fun.


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ELLE US November Oct 18

Liana is featured in the November issue of ELLE magazine in the United States, alongside Britt Robertson, Tessa Thompson, and Melissa Benoist in a featured titled Discovery Zone! She looks gorgeous as ever in Hugo Boss, with an absolutely beautiful bow brooch by De Beers. Check out the scan in the gallery now! I’ve also finally gotten around to scanning Teen Vogue (September) and an HQ version of Vanity Fair (July).

On a final note, I am seeing many new fan pages and blogs popping up for Liana, and while this is absolutely amazing and exciting to see, I’m also seeing an increasing number of these pages using images from Loving Liana and other sources without proper credit. It is important to remember that I and others spend a lot of time, and our own money, to bring magazine scans and press images to you, and it is very discouraging when that goes uncredited. As a courtesy to us for our hard work, it would be very much appreciated if you would credit when you use the images you find on Loving Liana or any other site/blog. Thank you very much!

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Apple Store Soho Visit; Out & About in NYC Oct 18

As was previously posted, the cast of The Best of Me and Nicholas Sparks appeared at the Apple Store Soho for a Q&A session about the film. Pictures from that were added to the gallery yesterday afternoon. =) To go along with that, I’ve added new candids of Liana leaving the Today Show and then arriving at the Apple Store later in the day Thursday. A press junket for The Best of Me was held at a hotel in LA on October 6th; I’ve finally added a couple photos from that, though one of the photos has an unfortunate tag. Still, you can follow the thumbnails below to see all the latest additions!

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Just Jared Spotlight Series Oct 16

Just Jared has just released on their website, the latest in their Spotlight Series, and it is our very own Liana who takes the spotlight this time! The JJ Spotlight Series has previously featured actors like Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) and Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars). The shoot that comes along with the great interview is probably my absolute favorite of Liana so far! You can read an excerpt of the interview, in which she discusses The Best of Me, favorite set moments, and even lets us know a bit of what happening with Dear Eleanor (set for release early next year, yay!), below or at the link above, and see the stunning shoot in the gallery now!

Liana Liberato brings her beauty A-game in this exclusive new pic from the latest edition of the Just Jared Spotlight Series.

The 19-year-old stunner stars in new movie The Best of Me, which is based on the novel by reigning romance author Nicholas Sparks.

The film is about a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Liana plays the younger version of the female lead, played by Michelle Monaghan in the present day. Check it out in theaters this weekend!

Liana has previously appeared in such movies as If I Stay and Stuck in Love. She will next be seen in the family drama Dear Eleanor, set for release in 2015.

For our exclusive shoot, we dressed Liana in some stunning fall fashion including runway looks by Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Dolce&Gabbana, Tory Burch, and Tanya Taylor.

In our interview, Liana tells us how her first love relates to her character in the movie, how her parents picked out her name, and why she’s always suggesting pal Patrick Schwarzenegger for roles.

Click inside for our full interview with Liana Liberato…
Liana Liberato Interview – Exclusive

Just Jared: Congratulations on The Best of Me! This movie might alter the course for many young viewers. What movie did that for you as a kid?

LL: Two movies really affected me when it comes to my career… I grew up religiously watching The Sound of Music. I just recently watched it and it blew my mind because I realized exactly what it was about. It wasn’t all just music and fun. It actually had a really good story to it. More recently, I’ve been watching a lot of Michelle Williams’ work. My Week with Marilyn and Blue Valentine–those type of movies are the type of movies I want to do in my career.

JJ: Do you have a musical background?

LL: Yeah, actually! That’s kind of how I discovered acting. I was put into theater when I was three and continued until I moved out to L.A. I haven’t really done theater since, but I did musical theater and regular kind of plays, so that’s what gave me that acting bug to begin with. When I moved out to L.A. I haven’t done it since, but actually I’d love to get back to the theater.

JJ: What was your first role in a play that you remember?

LL: When I was in the local theater, they’d just bring the kids on stage. Especially when I was three, to do little musical numbers and whatnot. But, I remember being one of those pickpocketers in Oliver. I remember doing that and I remember so badly wanting the part for Oliver, but in the audition they said whoever got the part had to cut their hair and I was like, ‘No way. I’m not doing that.’ Of course, times have changed now, but back then apparently that was important to me.

JJ: How would you relate your The Best of Me character Amanda’s first love to your own first love? Was it as romantic, was it not as?

LL: I would say it was just as impacting, but I’d say that no true love is ever the same. That’s kind of something that I’ve learned. But I think that the way Amanda falls in love, she just dives in and goes full force and that’s kind of the same way I’ve loved people. I think that also puts your heart on the line a little bit because of you do get let down, you get really burned. So yeah, that’s one thing I kind of had in common with Amanda. When it comes to any situation in love, I just dive in and completely devote myself to it.

JJ: Do you remember having a favorite prop from set?

LL: I had a necklace I always wore and that was something that ended up being like a mannerism for me. It was something I instinctually went to every time my character was in some sort of stressful or strenuous situation. My mind would always go to this nervous movement of moving my necklace around all the time–more of a comfort prop for me.

Read the full interview

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Liana on the TODAY Show! Oct 16

This morning, the cast of The Best of Me and Nicholas Sparks made appearances on the Today Show. Liana and Nicholas made their appearance together during the last hour of the show, being interviewed by Kathie Lee and Hoda! The full interview is already available online to see! Watch at the end of the post.

Aaand, tonight, they will be making a visit to the Apple Store SoHo to promote the film! If you’re in NYC, make sure you stop by if you can. Head here to make a reservation for the event, which will begin at 7 PM EST.

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‘The Best of Me’ B-Roll Oct 13

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