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Kellan Lutz ponders the brass ring for 'Love, Wedding, Marriage'

June 15, 2010 | 12:35 pm

Kellan lutz For a budding action star who's had about five minutes off in the last six months, Kellan Lutz may be a lot closer to the aisle than you think.

Blame "Love, Wedding, Marriage," the romantic comedy he just wrapped with costar Mandy Moore from Chydzik Media Group.

"It really does kind of open my eyes as to what’s important in marriage and what keeps people together," Lutz said of the flick, which features his first romantic leading-man turn, as a straight-laced newlywed.

"I love marriage. I really want to be married and have it last for the right reasons and know that she’s the one for me. And I want to do it out of love, not insecurities or dependence."

Lutz is dating "90210" actress AnnaLynne McCord, but of late has been laser-focused on his movie multitasking. This month sees Lutz promoting "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and filming the Greek mythology blockbuster "Immortals."

Given his super-fit physique, the action comes easy -- he got through "Love, Wedding, Marriage" with the help of Dermot Mulroney.

Mulroney, whom Lutz calls "the king of romantic comedies," makes his directorial debut with this film, about a newlywed marriage counselor (Moore) whose parents are splitting up.

"It’s a perfect choice for his debut," Lutz said, appreciative of Mulroney's help with the sometimes-cheesy conventions of the genre.

"He’s like, 'Kellan, remember when we talked during rehearsal. This is when you have to throw out that cheesy line and I’ll make it work as a director.' Thank God!" Lutz said.

Check back with the Ministry this week for more with Mr. Lutz!

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Kellan Lutz, in May, promoting Calvin Klein X underwear in New York. Credit: Marc Stamas / Getty Images

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