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The actors discuss working together on “Five Feet Apart” and its mission statement to bring the cystic fibrosis community together.

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Directed by Justin Baldoni, the film, Five Feet Apart,” centers on seventeen-year-old Stella who spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which get put to the test when she meets Will (Cole Sprouse), an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.

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Haley Lu Richardson has just one request for our interview: no spoilers from last night’s episode of The Bachelor.”Don’t tell me about yesterday!” she says as the topic of Tuesday night’s finale comes up. “We did The View this morning and before we went on, I was backstage and I heard them say, ‘He had to say goodbye to two girls.’ But I still want to watch what happens.” (For the record, Richardson was pulling for Hannah G: “She was pretty and she was sweet and I thought they would go really well together.”)

The actress had missed Monday night’s episode for good reason—she had just arrived in New York City for a full day of press to promote her new film Five Feet Apart. It was only 2 p.m. in the afternoon, Richardson had already appeared on both The View and Good Morning America, and following our interview and photo shoot, was off to AOL. That means a lot of chatting, and, thus, no reality TV breaks. Not that Richardson minds. “I like talking,” she said. “Who am I kidding? I’m an only child.”

Richardson, who turned 24 just last week, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. After appearing in regional dance and theater productions, she relocated to Los Angeles and has since appeared in films such as Split, The Edge of Seventeen, and as the lead in the 2017 film Columbus, for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. It’s been a whirlwind eight years in Hollywood, a time period she confirms after counting it out on her fingers. “That’s a long time,” she said. “I don’t think I want to make it to 10 years.”

And where would she go?

“Sedona.” Richardson has a deep affinity for the Arizona city, which we won’t get into here, but trust that it is real. “Or Mars,” she continued. “If there was a spaceship to Mars, my boyfriend and I always say we’d move go there together. I’m scared. But I would go anywhere he would go.”

Richardson has been dating fellow actor Brett Dier for “over five years,” she said, after more quick mental math. “We met on this ABC Family show called Ravenswood, which was a spinoff of Pretty Little Liars that failed,” she said. “But it’s okay because we got to be in New Orleans for a few months, and we met.” It’s also through Dier, inadvertently, that Richardson landed her latest role in Five Feet Apart, which opens in theaters tomorrow.

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Haley Lu Richardson reveals what it was like to work with Cole Sprouse on the film Five Feet Apart

Not only is Haley Lu Richardson our favourite human on Instagram, but this funny girl is now starring with Cole Sprouse in the tearjerker Five Feet Apart. Its about two teenagers in hospital with cystic fibrosis (CF) who need to stay separated at all times or they risk getting a life-threatening infection. But that doesnt stop them forming a connection from afar. We couldnt wait to chat to her and get all the tea on the film.

This movie made us cry! And one theme it explores is touch. What did you think of that idea?

I definitely think its a really interesting, unique thing to explore in terms of a romance story, and the fact that the two main characters that fall in love cant touch each other. They cant even get close to each other!

What kind of research did you do into the world of cystic fibrosis?

I did do a lot of research, and luckily we had Justin [Baldoni] too. He was great directing Cole and I where to go for research and introducing us to people. We also had an actual CF nurse on set, making sure that we knew everything that was going on as actors and walking us through these different scenarios and what it would really be like with these kids that she worked with all her life.

Have you met any teens with CF?

Yeah, I have. The girl that I spent the most time with was named Claire Wineland. She actually just passed away recently. Getting to meet her and hang out with her was my favourite thing about making this movie, hands down, and probably one of my favourite things in my life so far. She was 21 and had the wisdom of an 80-year-old monk. Shes also kind of a legend in many ways because she had a YouTube channel similar to my character Stella in the movie and there are a lot of people with CF that she inspired.

Tell us about working with Cole had you met him before?

I had never met him before, but I really liked working with him. We both work similarly because we both really cared to make the movie as real and grounded as possible, and we both really cared about doing our part with these characters in bringing them to life. But then we are also both just dodos who have fun; well, I am probably more of a dodo than Cole but I dont think I would have had as much fun on this movie if it was with any other actor. As serious and heavy as the movie is, we somehow managed to have a blast and we laughed till we cried and I peed my pants!

You post a lot of goofy stuff on your Insta. Tell us about that.

I never really thought about it much until recently when a few people asked me similar questions. I am much more comfortable being silly and having fun than taking myself too seriously.

I just like taking pictures of my stupid faces and maybe thats why it seems authentic. Seriously, I just did air quotes when I said authentic [laughs]. But it does make me sad when I see people on Instagram and I can just tell that they are trying to be someone that theyre not or theyre doing something for some sort of reaction. I just feel like everyone should be themselves, no matter what.

Congratulations on your engagement to Brett Dier (from Jane the Virgin). Is it true you were the one who proposed?

Yeah, that was me. It was very much not planned, it was just an in the moment thing where my gut or heart just took over my mouth and I started talking and had no idea what I was going to say but all of a sudden I asked him to marry me. It was the best day of my life, so that was good, I guess!

Are you planning a wedding soon?

We are waiting. I feel like I am 12 years old and Brett is internally like seven or eight so we are taking it slow!

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