Romance and chocolate: a new story that brought Rachel McAdams to play lovebird

"Sharlok Holmes" actress Rachel McAdams plays lovebirds in the 2012 film "The Vow" with "Set Up" actor Channing Tatum. They recently sat down with to talk about the movie, romance and ... chocolate.

McAdams, 33, stars as Paige, a young woman who suffers a coma and severe memory loss after a traumatic car accident. When she wakes up and can't recall her husband Leo, played by Tatum, he must work to win her heart again.

"How do you bridge the gap when you start to grow apart? There's something so nice about being comfortable but not too comfortable," McAdams told "I appreciate that about this, even though it's an extraordinary circumstance and there's a real tragedy that tears them apart ... everyone knows that feeling of disconnect and 'How do you get back on track?'"

Both she and Tatum, 31, have previously starred in romance films - McAdams in "The Notebook" and Tatum in "Dear John." Both are based on books by Nicholas Sparks. The author is unaffiliated with "The Vow," which hit theaters on Friday, February 10, four days before Valentine's Day.

"We're Nicholas Sparks alumni. I love Nicholas Sparks novels, but I think it takes less of a fairy tale way to show a greater love," Tatum told "Nicholas paints a beautiful picture, he really does - his romanticism is amazing, but I think this deals with a little bit more of a frustrating time and really sits in the uncomfortablity of it."

The pair found romance in real life as well, although not with each other. Tatum met his wife Jenna Dewan on the set of the 2006 dance flick, "Step Up." The couple got engaged in September 2008 and were married on July 11, 2009 in Malibu, California.

"I see caring for somebody as a creative outlet," Channing told People magazine. "I like drawing little faces and writing little stories and hiding them in places."

McAdams found love while filming as well, pairing up with "Midnight in Paris" co-star Michael Sheen. The couple confirmed their relationship in May 2011. Check out what else McAdams and Tatum had to say about their upcoming film and about romance in general, as well as about a popular Valentine's Day candy.

This is McAdams’s third unabashedly romantic movie, a formula that works for her, even though she’s a much more versatile and clever actress than projects like The Notebook and The Time Traveler’s Wife would suggest.
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