The movie hit theaters today. The 35-year-old Maroon 5 singer and veteran coach of NBC's The Voice, who last showcased his acting skills on the show American Horror Story in 2012, sports a dark beard as Dave, a musician and ex-boyfriend of Knightley's character, Gretta. (Watch the trailer.)
In an interview with E! News, the 29-year-old British actress, sitting beside Levine, offered her co-star encouraging words about his performance.
"It was actually one of the most difficult things to sort of calibrate in the film, was how douchey that character should be...It was actually the trickiest thing, I think," Knightley said, smiling at him. "So it's, again, very impressive. For your first film, it was a very tricky one to balance."
Levine had penned the headline of the recent GQ magazine article, "Adam Levine Doesn't Care If You Like Him (But He'd Really Prefer That You Did)," in which he discussed being labeled a douchebag in the press.
When asked if he had any nerves regarding his wedding, he joked, "Dun dun dun dun! Dun dun dun…Storm Watch!"
Watch the interview above for more information about Levine's character in Begin Again (and to find out just how excited he is about his upcoming nuptials).