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Emilie de Ravin's Speaks About Rememeber Me and Robert Pattinson in an Interview with Canada.Com   Leave a comment


NEW YORK – As one of the high-profile stars in the popular TV series Lost, Emilie de Ravin has endured more than her share of silly questions from inquiring minds.

Usually, she tries to be friendly and forthcoming, but the Australian actress makes an exception during a recent promotional interview for the movie Remember Me, which opens March 12.

In the romantic drama, de Ravin plays Ally, a New York cop’s daughter who ends up falling for Tyler, a rebellious college student played by Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson. The characters develop a relationship – to the chagrin of Ally’s protective father.

That’s great, but what was it like kissing Robert Pattinson, she’s asked?

“Come on,” says de Ravin as she rolls her eyes to dismiss the teen-mag type of query.

She had more to say about her Remember Me portrayal and working alongside Pattinson. For instance, she will admit that her decision to do the Pattinson vehicle had nothing to do with the actor’s involvement.

“His name might have been on the cover of the screenplay, but I didn’t associate him with the movie,” de Ravin admits.

However, she learned to appreciate his talents and his drive to be an actor, not a teen sensation. “He’s a very sort of normal, grounded, down-to-earth individual, and he’s not one of these people who’s doing this for the fame,” she says.

Neither is de Ravin. Besides, she never expected to get the part. Her Remember Me character went through a series of re-writes. Finally, the producers decided to go with de Ravin a month before shooting started last year.

That meant de Ravin, on hiatus from Lost, had to take a crash course on changing her dialect from Aussie to the Queen’s style of New York speak. Luckily, she felt comfortable with the general Ally persona.

“Ally’s full of life and she has an attitude,” de Ravin says. “But Tyler (Pattinson) is the first person she’s opened up to, and she’s more in touch with appreciating life.”

That’s the key theme to Remember Me, despite the love affair, the family tragedies and the emotional turmoil of loss.

“I think there’s a big message in the film: not being fearful of life,” de Ravin says. “I thought about this after reading the script for the first time, and I think it remains the main part of the film.

“The movie says, ‘Life is so hectic, and it’s so go-go-go, that it is important to take a second and think, ‘OK, I’m here today,’ and just appreciate the day for what it is.”

Via RP Life

2 More Remember Me Reviews from AP and Canada.Com *MAJOR SPOILERS IN SOME INCLUDING THE ENDING*   Leave a comment

From AP

In “Remember Me,” Robert Pattinson has temporarily stepped away from “Twilight,” apparently in search of his “Five Easy Pieces” or “Rebel Without a Cause.”

When Pattinson’s character — a wayward, rebellious 21-year-old named Tyler Hawkins — meets who will quickly become his love interest — a fellow NYU student named Ally (Emilie de Ravin) — he informs her that his major is “undecided.”

“`Bout what?” she responds.

“Everything,” he says.

As a character-defining quote, it’s a long way from Marlon Brando’s “Whaddya got?” in “The Wild One.” Perhaps an earlier draft had him saying he’s getting a “Ph.D. in misanthropy.”

Pattinson may be on leave from the narcotic melodrama of “Twilight,” but he’s still in full-on brooding mode. The young actor has an unmistakable screen presence. However in “Remember Me,” he pours it on thickly and self-consciously.

With low eyes, sleeves rolled up just so and cigarette drooping artfully from his mouth, Tyler (like Edward Cullen) is a reluctant romantic. He quotes Gandhi in voiceover, makes love to Sigur Ros and (understandably) can’t be moved to laughter by “American Pie 2.”

His deepness runneth over.

Read full review HERE


Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin become entwined in what you might call a romantic tragedy in Remember Me. It’s a New York City love story, and it evokes a feeling of familiarity: a young man who is emotionally cut off from the world and troubled by the hypocrisy of adults, madly devoted to his preternaturally talented younger sister, mourning a dead brother, rebelling against the privilege of his parents. It leads to an obvious question: OK, Mr. Catcher in the Rye, but does Pattinson take off his shirt?

Well, yes he does, although discreetly and mostly from behind. More to the point is that he emerges from the pupa of eternal life bestowed by his roles in Twilight and enters a different kind of deathlessness as an interesting young actor, able to show brooding introversion in a film in which one of his friends says, “I’ve had enough of this brooding introvert s—.” Not easy to get past, but Pattinson has exactly the kind of self-possessed uncertainty to negotiate it.

Read full review HERE

Via RP Life