Saturday, March 13, 2010

2 New Interviews

Emilie de Ravin InterviewEmilie de Raven has the enviable position of being Robert Pattinson’s love interest in Remember Me, an intense romantic drama set in New York City in 2001. 
As the song says, love ain’t easy, and that’s at the heart of the film.  Working on the emotional aspects of the role took a lot out of the 28 year old Australian actress who prides herself on putting her heart and soul into her performances.  Best known as the enigmatic Claire Littleton from TV’s Lost, De Ravin knows about being part of a pop phenomenon.
M&C - You are the envy of countless Twilight fans having worked so intimately with Robert Pattinson in Remember Me.  How did he strike you? 
EDR- My first impression was that he was just down to earth funny and nice, incredibly nice  guy and fantastic to work with really cared equally as much as I did and developing the characters and relationships and not just rehearsing lines but just talking about things and relationships.  And actually getting to know each other as people as really helped in when we started filming especially later on in film.
A lot happened that was not filmed, that would have happened as a couple and conversations they had.  We had to know each other inside out as opposed to just knowing the character.  If you don't know the person you're working with, it’s not as organic and natural.  It was lovely because I hadn’t experienced this degree with him and Chris and Ruby who is phenomenal and sweet, but with all three I only had one scene with ruby and with Pierce too.  The majority of my scenes were with Rob and Chris.  I never felt I was reading the scene.  I watched them and reacted to them and everything flowed.  It was so beautiful.
M&C – Is it tough to walk away from not just the emotion but the cast and crew when the shoot is over?
EDR - It depends on the situation, work wise professionally and I keep in touch.  It's always that way, some people keep in touch, and others don't.  Everyone was passionate about the film, you could tell.  Everybody at work was happy to be there.  There was a wonderful feeling on the set a great vibe.
M&C - You threw yourself into the deep end here in such an emotionally charged story.  Does it have a long-lasting effect on you?
EDR - It really does, especially this project.  I was just incredibly passionate about the film and still am from the second I read the script and I vowed to do whatever it took to do, thankfully there wasn’t anything degrading!  Especially while filming we shot for two months, relatively quick shoot and a lot of work day to day and I'd get back home and be emotionally drained some days.  Some times you do feel like these things actually happened to you.  So you have to sit back and think.  Not every day but every few days it could be intense.  I think that helps.  If you feel that way, it’s good because you’re caught up in the character and it can bleed over momentarily.  But I can walk away.
M&C – you made the cover of Entertainment Weekly last week for Lost.  How would you say Lost has changed your career and personal life?
EDR - It’s such a unique show and I'm having an amazing time working on it.  You don’t really get to be in a project for six years, well, five for me because I was away with Locke / not Locke.  Doing the same character every day, I’d be incredibly bored, because I love to be challenged in different ways.  But there is no time to be bored on Lost. 
Not all the characters are in every episode and there is a huge cast with different people not always on the island at the same time, there’s island time, flash backs, flash forwards.  Claire came back so very different after three years on her own.  She changed in so many ways.  That’s why I love film, I play different characters all the time, but Lost opened a lot of doors for me.
Emilie De Ravin will next be seen in Guardians of Ga’Hoole and Chameleon.


'Lost' Star Emilie de Ravin: 'It's as Confusing as It's Always Been'
Emilie de Ravin returns to Lost as the phenomenally popular ABC series heads to the end of its final season. And the 28-year-old actress is about to get even more attention for her steamy scenes with Twilight's Robert Pattinson in the drama Remember Me.'s Jeanne Wolf found out that the Aussie star is pretty laid back about being Pattinson's leading lady.
Co-starring with one of the hottest hunks in Hollywood.
"It didn't really sort of affect anything as far as work goes except that there were a lot of people around watching and, like, one or two paparazzi, or maybe it was one or two hundred. Everything had to be barricaded off, which didn't stop the fans from screaming while we were trying to film a scene."
How about those love scenes?
"Everything between Robert and I in every way was just very natural and calm. We just had a very good comfort level. After we met, we sort of learned so much about each other as people and we just immediately kind of clicked."
And don't expect any revelations about the finale of Lost either.
"I still don't know how it ends. I've got no clue. It's as confusing as it's always been. We've still got a few weeks left to shoot, so I'm constantly sort of surprised when I'm given a new script. I mean, it's insane the things they come up with, but really in a great way. This time Claire is a different person, it's basically a whole other Claire, so it's been fun sort of figuring out her journey."
  The last season has felt like the first.
"Honestly, I think my favorite moments were at the beginning of the series when the original cast was working together and just sort of hanging out. This final season has been like the old days. It's kind of nice getting back to that if you just forget that it's ending which is kind of sad. But I'd much rather have it conclude while it's still good and people are still interested as opposed to just sort of petering out. I will miss it though."
She won't miss the sun and waves.
"Hawaii is drop-dead gorgeous, but you kind of get sick of going to the beach every day. When I'm back in L.A., I don't go nearly as much as I thought when I moved here from Australia. I was like, 'L.A., it's all about the beach.' But unless you live in Santa Monica or Malibu, it's quite a drive."
  Or the bugs.
"The sand flies, mosquitoes, that kind of thing are really bothersome in Hawaii. L.A.'s kind of bug-free. I think the bugs all die from the pollution. They all kind of migrate up north. It's like, when do you see a fly in L.A.? But I love spiders. They kill all the bad things you don't want around anyway. So I'm OK with them."
  Remembering her minimalist wardrobe as a castaway. 
"It was kind of fun because we got to go through other people's suitcases and take things that didn't fit and cut them up. It was nice for a change not to be sort of thinking, 'God, does that make my butt look big?'"
  Still no fear of flying.
"I'm quite a good flier. I never really freaked out too much. I mean, it's a lot safer than driving a car. I think the thing that freaks people out and which does freak me out a little bit is that you don't have the control when you're flying. You're not the one who is going to make that plane go down. When you're driving, you have a lot more control, but the buck stops with you."
  And she's no bottle blonde.
"I've never dyed my hair. I'd actually love to dye it black, well, not quite black but really dark brown, one day, just for a change. But I'm told it will never come back again. I think there's definitely the stereotype of the dumb blonde, but if people buy into that they're lame. I wish people looked to people more for their personality than looks."


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