Movieline had the chance to ask Rob a few questions during the Remember Me press junket last weekend.
Speaking about your role in this film, your co-star Pierce Brosnan said, “[h]e’s courageous to find a piece like this, knowing that he has the Twilight franchise breathing down his throat, and you know it will be up to him to go out there and seek these films between these mega-movies he’s about to do.” How do you respond to that?
I don’t think it’s courageous. I think it’s more courageous to do something to try to compete with it. They’re so huge. Like, the idea of doing a massive film, [for] which everybody says, “This is going to make tons of money,” and the whole point of it is to be huge or a summer blockbuster or something like that? The idea of doing something like that between the Twilight films is terrifying because you put yourself out way more on the line. I mean, I keep wanting to do ensemble pieces where all the other parts are great, and you can get really great actors in so you don’t have to bear the whole burden of the movie. If I could do supporting roles in things, then I’d love to do that. But it’s difficult to get supporting roles because it would be really weird most of the time. “Well, there’s the guy from Twilight playing the parking warden,” or something. But I would love to do that.
To read the rest of his answer – plus his thoughts on filming in NYC and his favorite scene in the movie – go here.