January 19, 2010
MTV News had the chance to catch up with Robert Pattinson‘s Remember Me co-star where she discusses the insane attention surrounding Robert Pattinson. In a wide-ranging conversation, de Ravin said she instantly connected with Pattinson when the pair first met.
MTV: So how did “Remember Me” come your way? Did you have to read with Rob?
De Ravin: They’d been looking to cast my role for a while, looking at a lot of different girls. I read the script three weeks before they started shooting. I flew to New York to test with Rob and we immediately got along and had instant great chemistry, which is not an easy thing to come by. Obviously you’re acting, but you want to have that connection with somebody. We had it. And I was thrown into a wardrobe fitting that same day.
MTV: Before you were cast, did you have a sense of all the craziness that surrounds Rob everywhere he goes?
De Ravin: I suppose I did, but it was not something I thought about until I got to set that first day and was like, “Ooooh, OK.” Probably 90 percent of the film we shot on location, mainly in Manhattan, and having the paparazzi and fans coming to watch, it adds, um, another element. You have to focus much more.
MTV: Was it just nuts?
De Ravin: There were a lot of crazy moments where you’re filming on location and you’re waiting for people to get out of the shot. People don’t want to move. Rob and I would laugh about that. There was a scene where we’re on a date at a carnival, and it was very exposed to media, paparazzi and fans. We were rehearsing, and you become so self-conscious of people watching you, and we both stopped and looked at each other and were like, “Wait, what are we doing?” You’re taken out of your work mentality with hundreds of people watching you when you’re just trying to figure out your scene.
MTV: What was your relationship with Rob like off-camera?
De Ravin: It was so great being able to work with someone you immediately get along with and is incredibly talented and is driven to make the film as good as we can. Having someone you can go and talk with about a scene, and it’s all very casual and easy, that made filming such a delight — having a friendship level and a commitment to the script. The way Rob and I developed our relationship onscreen was very natural, and just seeing what happened with scenes, what happens in the moment.
MTV: But you’re telling me you guys didn’t watch “Twilight” together in your trailer every day?
De Ravin: No! I hadn’t seen the films prior to shooting. They’re great. They’re such a different genre to this film. “Twilight” and “Remember Me” couldn’t be more different. Not so many similarities between Edward Cullen and Tyler.
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