Love & Other Drugs premieres in New York

November 17th, 2010

Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal took to the red carpet last night (16.11.10) at the New York premiere of their new movie 'Love & Other Drugs'.

The actress and the actor - who play lovers in the romantic comedy - posed for pictures and chatted with audience members at the 2010 New York Variety Screening Series at AMC Loews 19th Street East 6 Theatre.

In the movie - which follows the story of a pharmaceutical salesman played by Jake who meets his match in Anne's character, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone tie her down - Jake and Anne have a raunchy love scene and the handsome star says he did his best to "protect" his co-star because he didn't want her to feel like a sex object.

He said: "It's a naturally awkward thing to be having fake cinematic sex with anybody, so I feel like with an actress when you're on a set and dealing with what is usually a majority of men on a movie set, I always feel like it's my responsibility to kind of protect and make sure that she feels comfortable because they tend to be more objectified.

"So I'd tease her and was always like, 'Where do you want me to go? What do you want me to do?' Anne was always like, 'You do your thing and I'll do my thing. I'm fine on my own!' "

The film opens in the US tomorrow (18.11.10).