During her travels and interviews, she falls in love with geek heartthrob Michael Cera.

Not only did Charlyne star in Paper Heart with Cera (and Seth Rogen and funny man Demetri Martin), she won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for co-penning the film’s script! TS: Do you think that cynics are the true romantics?

charlyne yi michael cera still dating-52

” And I came to Nick Jasenovec with the idea, and he was like, “Oh, you should be on camera, because you’re skeptical, and it’d be funny to see it through your eyes.” I was like, “I don’t know about that.” “Oh, what if you fell in love? ” One, I’m really uncomfortable to be on camera, and two, I don’t know about dating in front of a camera for the purpose of a documentary. I was like, “That was awesome.” [Laughs.] JJ: There’s a certain cheesiness that I think Jasenovec wanted to…

I was like, “That’s creepy.” And so from there, we were like, “Oh, what if we made a movie about that, so that’s all fiction, and use the documentary portions to brace the film, and hopefully make it have a bit more weight to it? It’s a simple love story between them, and he was like, “But I don’t want to just do, like, the three-act structure, a kind of cheesy romantic comedy.” And so I think the documentary stuff is supposed to break that up, so it’s a way to tell a very simple story.

” AVC: What is it you don’t like about fictional love stories? It’s a new telling of the easy story of, “They meet, they like each other, it doesn’t work, it maybe works.” AVC: In scripting part of the film, did you lose any of the spontaneity you set out to capture?

In Paper Heart, opening in theaters this Friday, Charlyne Yi plays a documentary filmmaker intent on finding out what people, young and old, feel about love. Perhaps sometimes people are wary of love because they're trying to be smart, don't understand love, or of the fear of getting hurt again, or even hurting the other person .

"Charlyne Yi is giggling because she's being asked for the umpteenth time if rumors of her break-up with supposed beau and Paper Heart co-star Michael Cera are true."She's heartbroken," announced online gossip Perez Hilton."What-evuh," says Yi. "It all plays into Paper Heart, a mockumentary with often adorable interviews between Yi and scientists talking about "love," and Yi and couples telling their particular love story.

The comic and musician may have filmed a mockumentary, Paper Heart, featuring a budding romance with Cera (Year One). "OK, she's laughing as she says this."That's a rumor. The film also has a fictional account of Charlyne, who wants to know "what love is," meeting this cute, sensitive guy named Michael Cera and maybe falling for him.

We asked the wisecracking Yi her thoughts on modern love and dating. CY: Before we begin, I'd like to clarify I am no Love Guru (Mike Meyers).

I don't believe anyone is truly "cynical." I think we all have doubts and question love, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that. To find out what else Charlyne thinks about dating and love, . When you're in a relationship, you're responsible for each other's feelings.

Alongside Hollywood "it" boy and real-life boyfriend Michael Cera, Yi is sure to win hearts.