"The all new me"
gorgeous actor has learned the hard way how to protect himself
Prinze Jr. is making some changes in his life these days. First,
he's not so candid about his private life anymore. The She's All
That star is dating Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle
Gellar, but they are both tight-lipped about the budding romance.
last year, Freddie and his girlfriend, soap actress Kimberly McCullouggh,
split after living together for four years. "She bounced,"
he says. "I did three movies in six months. It cost me my
girlfriend. I'll never do that again." Now that he's dating
his I Know What You Did Last Summer co-star, he's wisely keeping
details of their love life secret. Sarah probably has a lot to
do with that: She's a very private person.
hasn't been difficult for Freddie and Sarah to stay out of the
limelight. Neither likes to frequent the Hollywood hot spots.
Freddie would rather play video games or cook dinner for two (Chilean
sea bass is his specialty). His idea of a romantic date? Bowling,
ice-skating and minature golf top the list of things that "let
you maintain physical contact and luagh together."
Down to You co-star Julia Stiles says she likes the little boy
in him. "He was telling me, 'This is the best book I've ever
read!' and it was, like, Spider-Man," she exclaims. "But
I love that about him. He's not trying to be super-cool."
cool is what Freddie has had to pretend to be for all those mushy
romantic movies he's famous for. "Personally, I wish I could
be making action movies where I didn't have to kiss," he
he really wants is to scale walls in the upcoming Spider-Man flick.
"I want that role very, very badly," he admits. Actors
like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jude Law are said to be in the running.
"It's a competition, but I can't look at it that way. There
are other parts."
example, there's the baseball film Summer Catch that he's currently
filming after replacing Matt Damon. This movie will give audiences
the romantic Freddie they enjoy and give the actor the action
he craves. "I make movies to escape reality," he says.
"It's the only place where I can fly the spaceship, pitch
the winning game and get the girl and live happily ever after."
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