Why Robert Pattinson Plays A ‘Normal Guy’ In ‘Remember Me’

'I had never really done that,' actor explained.

Over the course of [movieperson id="365131"]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson]‘s six-year-long acting career, the two projects the 23-year-old Brit has become best known for have been “The Twilight Saga” and “Harry Potter.” But the March 12 release of his newest film, [movie id="430301"]“Remember Me,”[/movie] looms ever closer, and it could be Pattinson’s big chance to break out of the supernatural-character mold.

“Remember Me” will be the first non-vampire film Pattinson has participated in since he first started filming [movie id="369195"]“Twilight”[/movie] in 2007, and his character Tyler is a big step away from Edward Cullen. Tyler is a college student who is traumatized by his brother’s suicide and is only brought back to reality after he becomes involved with [movieperson id="310839"]Emilie de Ravin[/movieperson]‘s character, Ally Craig.

“I looked at ‘Remember Me’ after the first ‘Twilight’ film, in the summer [of 2007], and met [director] Allen [Coulter] and [producer] Nick [Osborne] and just thought I really liked it and didn’t know if anything was going to come of it,” Pattinson reminisced. “And then, in the period between ‘New Moon’ and ‘Eclipse,’ I think there was two months or something, [I filmed 'Remember Me'].”

The fact that the movie could be shot in such a short period of time and also involved very little prep work added to Pattinson’s interest in the project. To him, “Remember Me” was a perfect fit, and also a perfect way to step into a character he had never played before.

“I never really played a normal guy before, and it was just that,” Pattinson explained. “It was just a really solid story, and I had never really done that.”

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