EXCLUSIVE: Victor Rasuk Talks 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' His Ideal Woman & More

Victor Rasuk Fifty Shades of Grey Interview
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Are you dating anyone right now?

No, right now I’m in an interesting place in my life. Between the schedule and the people, and the things going on in my life, it’s hard to keep it in one place. I mean, not only with someone, but someplace as well. I’m in LA right now but it’s only because I’m shooting Stalker. If not I’d be back and forth to New York. People always ask me if I’m homeless. I’m not homeless, I have two spots so I never really call any place home.

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Being that you are single, we have to ask — what’s you ideal woman?

Artistic. Their profession doesn’t have to be in the artistic world, but maybe as a hobby. I am not necessarily saying actress but some level of an artistic outlet. Somebody who is worldly and likes to travel, not necessarily have traveled, but have the ambition and drive to do so if they can. She doesn’t have to be Latina, because I’ve dated all of them white, black, Latin, Asian. But Latinas have always had a special place in my heart because it’s who I am and what I am. I don’t have a specific taste, but somebody who makes me laugh and is confident — I love that. I really love that actually.

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day this year?

This Valentine’s is going to be special because, potentially, the biggest movie that I’ve ever been apart of is coming out. It’s funny because when you are with someone and you get so caught up in your own life, Valentine’s Day is always like a nice break. I like it a lot because of that. I’ve been in that situation where I’ve been so caught up filming a movie and that’s always the one day you know you can make up for the bad stuff or all the time lost.

What is one of the most important lessons you’ve learned from past relationships?

I learned that you can never be perfect. I also learned that going through ups and downs with someone and seeing other people’s imperfections, as well being vulnerable and brave enough to allow someone else to see yours, is a great thing. It’s been such an eye opener. There’s always that level of fear that they’ll see your imperfections and things you don’t like about yourself. But I feel that allowing yourself to get to that point is really brave. In my personal experience, it has only made me a better person, a better actor, a better young man. I think when you meet the right person and you go to that place, it will probably be one of the most amazing experiences. I commend people who tend to date younger and stay in real long relationships. I tip my hat off to them to be at such a young age and allow yourself to be so vulnerable when you are still trying to figure yourself out.

What is the key to having a good relationship?

Communication. If you don’t have the communication, then it’s like why? Also, mutual respect, but that also ties in with communication. If you don’t have mutual respect then you won’t communicate with that person. I feel like the attraction and all that is given. People take communication for granted. If you are with someone for a long time you feel like you know them, so sometimes the communication kind of fades. So if I was to give one word to describe the key thing, communication would be it.

Any final words?

I am realizing that the more success that I have been blessed with the more I am so grateful for my upbringing. Especially the way I grew up which people can always see and read that I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth. I grew up hard in LES in the ‘90s, and it wasn’t how it is now. I catch myself complaining about the good stuff when things are going great — how they say the rich people problems — and I always remind myself about how I grew up. So what I’m trying to say is, for anyone wanting to do what they want to do always remember what the journey was to get there. That will always bring you to that happy place and the reason why you started to do what you are doing now.

Editor's Note: You can catch more from our date with Victor Rasuk by picking up our February 2015 issue!

Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters this Friday, February 13! Check out a pic from our date with Victor below: