Joining Katherine Heigl and
Gerard Butler in Columbia Pictures' new romantic comedy The Ugly Truth is
emerging actor Eric Winter (TV's Brothers & Sisters) who ratchets up the
comic tension in the battle of the sexes as Heigl's ideal love prospect--the
hunky, refined next-door doctor-neighbor.
film, Abby (Heigl) and Mike (Butler) throw sparks as two co-workers destined to
despise one another. She's out to find a sophisticated dream
partner. He's on a mission to tell women to get real and admit that men
have just one thing on their minds. But when he decides to help her get
what she wants, they both learn something unexpected about how powerfully even
the most defiant opposites attract.
Winter found the script hard to
resist. "It's a romantic, edgy, in-your-face comedy that takes a pretty
realistic look at dating and love," he says. "It's not a girly story,
though; it has definite male appeal."
As a former pre-med student,
Winter enjoyed the chance to play a surgeon. But he also faced the
interesting task of trying to perfect the notion of the "perfect man."
"My character, Colin, lives in a very ideal world," he notes. "He's got a
great job, he's very stable and secure, he's very well put-together and he's a
nice, down-to-earth guy. He's the exact opposite of Mike. Some people
would find him too perfect, some people would find him boring, but I think Abby
is just motivated by trying to live up to what she thinks are his
But in following Mike's advice
instead of her own impulses, Abby starts giving out some very mixed
signals. "The funny part for me is that while both Mike and Colin are
just being who they naturally are, it's Abby who is not being herself," says
Winter. "Colin and Mike are laying it on the line and ultimately, Abby
has to choose, and figure out what's in her own heart."
memorable performances both on film and television, Winter is quickly becoming
one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents.
Prior to The Ugly Truth, he
was seen on the big screen in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,
the hit sequel to Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
On television, Winter has done
arcs on the critically acclaimed Brothers and Sisters and the cult vampire
drama Moonlight. Early on he became a fan favorite in his television
debut role on the popular daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Winter is a graduate of UCLA and
lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Rosalyn Sanchez.
across the Philippines on September 30,
The Ugly Truth is distributed by
Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.