Levine stars in the film Begin Again. Levine plays Dave Kohl who is Gretta’s—played by co-star Keira Knightley—songwriting boyfriend who’s fame begins to pull the couple apart. Mark Ruffalo also stars..
I had been through that (relationship struggle) before, maybe not the same version. That’s what connected me to this guy. I immediately understood exactly what needed to be done with this character just based on my life’s experience.