Ansel Elgort is ready to explore love outside of his relationship with girlfriend Violetta Komyshan.
Elgort told Sunday Times that him and Komyshan both are open to exploring love outside of their relationship. However, they are choosing to remain sexually exclusive to each other.
He said, “I’d like to have done a few plays and performed my music. I’d also like to find a lot more love. It doesn’t need to be sexual. I could be done sexually with my girlfriend. I think we’ve been pretty clear that I want to feel free to fall in love with people and that [option] should be open, but sexually it can be closed off.”
He went on to explain what he meant by love. He said, “I’m in love with a bunch of my male friends who I’m not interested in having sex with, so why can’t I put the desire to have sex with women aside and let myself have love with women? I love Shailene Woodley, and we never had anything sexual, and that was great. There will probably be some sort of chemical thing at some point that you can’t help, but you just have to be disciplined.”
Whether Engort means romantic love or not is unclear, but as long as both him and his girlfriend are on board, it’s all good.
The star is currently getting reviewed for his performance in The Goldfinch, with many criticising his acting.
The Playlist’s Jason Bailey wrote, “At the risk of putting too fine a point on it, Ansel Elgort cannot really act. In most of his work, that doesn’t matter much; he’s a perfectly adequate Unthreateningly Handsome Teen in something like Divergent or The Fault in Our Stars, and in Baby Driver, he’s basically a puppet in the hands of a stylish director who’s figured out how to manipulate him into something resembling a human being.”
Elgort addressed the criticism on his social media, writing, “Critics usually are really great writers and they have to kind of choose a side. They decided that pointing out everything wrong with the film is the best way to write their reviews, their articles. They are all great articles, too. All the bad reviews are well written but there is a lot of good in the film, too. The film does work. People who see it enjoy it and are moved by it.”
He added, “The most important person it moved for me was my mother, and she’s not moved by all my films. She really liked this one, which made me really like it, too. So it’s still in theaters, take your mom.”
The Goldfinch was released on September 11, 2019, and currently has a 24% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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