‘Insurgent’ Star Ansel Elgort Talks Spoiling Women, His Dream Date and More in ‘Seventeen’

If you aren’t already in love with Insurgent star Ansel Elgort, you just may be by the time you finish reading his interview with Seventeen.

The heartthrob took some time to talk to the magazine about being friends with the opposite sex, what his dream date consists of, how he spoils the women he cares about(lucky!) and he even dished about a scene he shot in The Fault in Our Stars that may have mirrored one from his actual life.

Plenty of people feel that men and women can’t remain just friends, but Ansel doesn’t share those sentiments…exactly. “If a woman is really pretty, it’s kind of hard. I’m not going to lie. Actually, that’s not true. Me and Shailene [Woodley] have a really platonic relationship. I’ve never once wanted her sexually, which is nice. But for me, if a person is someone I’m attracted to, and she’s my best friend, hopefully we’re dating.”

The actor, who’s currently dating his high school sweetheart, is big on romantic dates. “I like romantic dates—going on a long walk in Central Park and then taking the subway downtown and going out to eat and ordering oysters. After that, you walk around again and talk. Morning dates are nice, too. I love doing romantic s***. It’s fun. It’s like you’re living in a movie,” he shared.

In case you were thinking this young man couldn’t get any more perfect, you’d be wrong. He loves spoiling the women in his life! “I like to buy girls shoes and jewelry. I buy stupidly expensive shoes. I got Louboutins for my mom and my girlfriend before. My mom was like, ‘I can’t wear these; they’re too high.’ I was like, ‘Mom, you have to try them – they’re so cool. They’re red snakeskin!’ She still wears them every so often but she can’t walk in them.” I’m not a huge fan of heels myself, but if someone gives me Louboutins, I’m learning how to walk in those bad boys.

Finally, about that The Fault in Our Stars egging scene…Ansel totally did that in real life before. “[My friend] Jordan and I used to throw eggs off my roof and hit cars. We got in trouble with the police when I was 15. They came to our door. I told my dad, ‘We were throwing eggs off the roof and you were out of town and they got really mad at us and said if we did it again we would get in trouble, but we’re never going to do it again.’ I said it all in one sentence. He was like, ‘Okay.'”

Ansel Elgort for ‘Seventeen’

You can read the rest of Ansel’s interview when he covers the April issue of Seventeen, on newsstands nationwide March 24.

Photo Credit: Anne Menke/ Seventeen


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