Crush of the Week: Hutch Dano. by Teen Mag Jul 21, 2010
You know Hutch Dano as Zeke on Disney XD's Zeke and Luther. But this week he'll be playing Selena Gomez'scrush Henry Huggins in Ramona and Beezus (opening Friday, July 23). TeenMag got to hang with Hutch and he opened up about what it was like working with (and kissing) Selena and what he looks for in a girlfriend - so you'll want to pay attention!
TeenMag: Did you know Selena Gomez before filming the movie?
Hutch Dano: I knew her well enough that I was able to text her after I booked the part. I didn't tell her I was up for it; you don't want to say anything just in case it doesn't happen. So I decided I would text her if it happened and when I got it. I went on the set of Wizards of Waverly Place a lot in my first year of Zeke and Luther.
TM: How was filming the kissing scene with her?
HD: It was very professional. We talked about how we wanted to do it. We wanted it to be a very intimate sweet moment. This kiss was built up for 15 years and Henry wasn't quite able to tell Beezus how you felt. What was so great about it was that all of Henry's feelings all come out at once - he goes for broke. So I think that's what the kiss was about . . . him finally being able to tell her.
TM: What's your advice for a girl, who has a crush on a boy?
HD: I am always about being upfront. You go for broke, that's the only way to do it. Playing games never seems to work and it only seems to postpone either what could have been - you could have been together for eight months rather than two because you decided to play games for six months. Or find out that they're not interested and have a little bit of heartbreak rather a lot from building it up. So I always say be upfront.
TM: Who was your first crush?
HD: I was in second grade and it was at day camp. Her name was Holly. I burned her CDs of songs she liked and then I would play them for her. She always thought I was so sweet. I was in second grade and she was in fifth. I was already at a disadvantage. I did everything and she never liked me back.
TM: What do you look for in a girl?
HD: I look for a girl who is genuine, down to earth. I like a girl who is nice, funny, and I think the biggest one is someone who is not afraid to be herself completely. Don't try to hide anything - you are who you are. The person will either love you for it or they don't.
TM: Do you have any dating deal breakers?
HD: The only deal breaker for me is that I have a big thing with honesty and being honest about who they are. There is always that case of someone trying to be someone else for the guy that they like or for the girl that they like, and that's not how you should do it. Opposites can attract but you don't want to put up an image for the rest of your life just to be with someone. That's not how it should be.
TM: What is your idea of a perfect first date?
HD: I'm pretty old fashioned dinner, movie, and to end it probably a walk on the beach. That would be really nice to me. I really like the beach.
Are you planning on checking out Ramona and Beezus this weekend? Where would you want to go on a date with Hutch?