Aaron Eckhart, 43, star of Battle: Los Angeles, on love and other things
by Sheila Monaghan
The combat scenes in your new movie are pretty epic. What’s the best way to make up after a fight?
You know I’m not married, right? There’s a reason for that. I like to air it out. But after an argument, you have to stay in the moment. Do something together. Go on a road trip.
You’re very active. Do you like women who aren’t afraid to break a sweat?
Very much. I love women who will play tennis with me, cycle with me, ski, snowboard, surf…any of it. A woman who takes care of herself turns me on.
What about intellectually—do you challenge women?
I’m tough at first. In order to really get to know a woman, you have to pose questions that she’s not used to answering, that she has to contemplate, that really get her thinking about who she is and what she wants in life.
Should couples keep secrets from each other?
I feel like couples should always reaffirm their love, as opposed to telling each other about their crushes. It creates animosity. Some opinions you might want to keep to yourself.
What have you learned about love over the years?
That there’s no better feeling.