In Holiday in the Sun, like at the Landers hardware store, the Atlantis Resort employee Jordan Landers (Easter) was a big deal. Not only did Alex (Ashley) notice him, he was the object of Megan FoxThe spoiled affection of a rich girl.

However, in a 2016 interview with Uproxx, Easter admitted that her seven-year age difference during filming (he was 22, Ashley was 15) made her kissing scene a little uncomfortable at first.

“We clicked right away. I remember the age difference was a little worrying because, I can’t believe it, they just turned 15,” said Easter. “I was 21 or 22 and looked like a baby. I remember Ashley saying, ‘No, it’s fine.’ And it was fine. You are very mature for your age. “

In fact, he was the one worried about her big moment, not Ashley.

“I remember being a little nervous about our kissing scene because I was like, ‘Oh my god, she’s my brother’s age and I’m kissing a girl my brother’s age,'” he explained. “And [Ashley] was so generous as an actress too. I remember she grabbed my hand and said, “Hey, do you want to practice really fast?” And I said, “Oh my god, yes please” because I was nervous too. I was 22 and kissed a 15 year old, which sounds awful but is professional. We walked around the fountain and just sat and kissed. And I thought, wow, she was such a good kisser, such a good kisser. And it totally broke the ice. We went back, they called us and I remember we started kissing and the director Steve said, “Cut – guys, it was a little too intense.” And I remember Mary-Kate sitting right in front of us and laughing. “

Easter had such a good chemistry with Ashley that he was recruited onto her ABC family series So Little Time, which replayed her love interest. The now 40-year-old said they had remained friends for years.

While appearing in a few horror films after his time at the OTCU ended, Easter began working as a professional photographer in 2008. Since then, his work has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Elle Decor, and other major publications, and has shot campaigns for major brands such as Kiehl’s and Johnson & Johnson. He is also a yoga teacher.

Easter and its partner Mitch Kunert are parents to two children and three dogs and live in Iowa. And he’s still close to one of his Holiday in the Sun co-stars, with whom he’ll be spending New Year’s Eve in 2018 Billy Aaron Brown. (He also took his former co-star’s headshots.)