Michael Vartan says his 'Hawthorne' co-star Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's marriage is 'rock solid'
Michael Vartan currently appears opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in the TNT series "Hawthorne," and told OnTheRedCarpet.com at a screening for his new movie "Colombiana" that he has little doubt that recent rumors of marriage woes are nothing but rumors.
"I don't really know anything about their private lives, but if there is one couple in Hollywood that feels like they're rock solid, it is them," Vartan told OnTheRedCarpet.com.
The former "Alias" star also joked that he "took one for the team" starring as Zoe Saldana's love interest in "Colombiana."
"I don't get to shoot any guns or hold anyone up, I took one for the team, I got to be the romantic guy" Vartan joked to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a special screening for the film. "It's actually a really fun part because her character is so closed off - she's a killer, so she's got that seemingly heart of stone and my character falls in love with her and obviously, you always want what you can't have even more, so he kind of obsesses over her and tries to figure out why she's so mysterious and cryptic."
"Colombiana," which hit theaters on August 26, stars Saldana as Cataleya, who witnesses her parents' murder in Bogota, Columbia and grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works as a professional hit man by day and at night, tracks down the mobster responsible for her parents' death, one vigilante murder at a time. Vartan stars as Saldana's love interest, a sensitive painter who falls for the mysterious Cat.
"She does most of her own stunt scenes in the movie which is literally insane," Vartan said. "There's a fight scene near the end, I saw the movie with my wife, and after the scene I just went, 'Holy (expletive), do you believe that?' It was amazing."
"I like the odds of a sequel," Vartan continued. "The end of the movie is very, sort of unresolved, so who knows? Maybe I will get to shoot a gun after all!"
Vartan is perhaps best known for his role as Michael Vaughn in the ABC series "Alias," where he starred opposite Jennifer Garner, who he dated from 2003 until 2004.
The 42-year-old actor has also appeared in films like "Never Been Kissed," "Monster-in-Law," "Rogue" and "One Hour Photo."
Watch a trailer for "Colombiana" below.
Additional reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).