Watch Paul Giamatti Reenact Romantic Scenes From Twilight, Magic Mike, and You’ve Got Mail

Paul Giamatti has more than proved his ability to play what we like to call the “apoplectic villains” (Marty Wolf in Big Fat Liar, Hertz in Shoot ‘Em Up) and “weaselly whiners” (Harvey Pekar in American Splendor, Miles in Sideways). But it struck us that he’s never really been cast as a romantic lead! We had to know what it would be like to add a Giamatti flair to some classic romantic scenes, and luckily, the actor was willing to play along, acting opposite Vulture’s Julie Klausner in scenes from Twilight, You’ve Got Mail, and Magic Mike. His new film, John Dies at the End, which he executive-produced and stars in as a (once again weaselly) reporter, is currently available on VOD and opens in theaters Friday. (Also, make sure to download Julie’s weekly podcast “How Was Your Week?” or subscribe on iTunes.)

Paul Giamatti As Twilight’s Edward, Magic Mike