It’s love. We first met when we were 15. It took another 15 years for us to sort it out. She’s an incredible woman, very special. So the fact that she said yes was a huge deal. I was in a boys’ school and she was in a girls’ school. They were doing a charity fashion show. They brought some guys over. I will never forget I was this pasty boy with freckles. I had to walk topless in the show for this school of girls. As I walked off the stage, the entire school erupted [in applause because] the best-looking guy in the school walked on. It was a very scarring moment. But afterward at the party, I saw Hannah across the room. She was very beautiful, kind and very funny. [I learned that] we had similar interests, that she loved the arts, theater…all the things that were important to me. When Hannah and I finally got together years later, I had finished rehearsing ‘Les Miserables’ and was about to start shooting it. I had four days off, I was going to Florence by myself—slightly sad. Hannah and I went on a date just before I was to leave. We had known each other for a long time, but not closely. I was like. ‘We had a wonderful evening. You wouldn’t want to go to Florence next week, would you?’ She was like. ‘That’s absurd.’ I was like, ‘No, no, no.’ She said, ‘You don’t mean that.’ I was like, ‘I do.’ The next morning, I sent my easyJet booking form to her. She let me stew for a few hours, and then she sent back her easyJet booking form. So our first proper date was in Florence, and that felt quite crazy.
In Girl Meets the Secret Life, Riley’s not upset with Lucas for not being perfect. She’s upset because he hadn’t told her about this part of his life before this all transpired.
After they talked in the library (as well as what I’m guessing were more off-camera conversations) they had a connection that was more than “gosh, you’re cute.”
So when Riley finds out Lucas’ history the way she does, her feelings are hurt. She asks him if she really knows him not out of anger at his imperfections but out of sorrow for not being trusted with his history.
So don’t tell me Riley doesn’t deserve Lucas because she wants him to be a pillar of perfection. That’s just plain wrong.
So, Michael is totally the kind of guy that if you were upset and were stubborn and refused to talk or try and be happy at all he would put on one of your favorite pop songs and dance like a dork and make you slow dance with him to it until you were smiling again and I’m really emo right now I got to go