MTV News, in honoring Emilie De Ravin as one of their 10 to Watch in 2010, spoke with the actress about filming Remember Me with Rob.
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.
MTV: So you play Ally, a college student who falls for Pattinson’s Tyler. Tell me a bit about the relationship between these two characters.
De Ravin: The relationship between Ally and Tyler is so beautifully developed. It’s such an honest, organic, real love story. It’s not your typical Hollywood love story. Neither one of them were really looking for it, but it just happened. Obviously there’s a physical attraction, but also that thing you can’t put into words. They’re brought together in very random circumstances. It’s not love at first sight, but they’re intrigued at first sight. They’ve both had major family tragedies that, prior to their relationship, have closed them off, thinking no one can understand the way they really feel. They just get each other. There’s no false performance. It’s all open and who they are. That’s sometimes beautiful and sometimes ugly and sometimes frustrating, but it’s all on the table.
You can read more of the interview, including what it was like to shoot Remember Me on location in NYC, and listen to audio from the interview here.