Robert Pattinson Says 'Remember Me' Role Is 'Just Different'

New York rebel Tyler isn't 'ridiculously innocent' like many male leads, 'Twilight' star says.

In March, [movieperson id="365131"]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson] will be hitting the big screen in the romantic drama [movie id="430301"]"Remember Me."[/movie] Pattinson steps out of the shadow of his brooding "Twilight" character Edward Cullen to play Tyler, a slightly misguided college student who's dealing with a family tragedy when he falls in love with a young woman, Ally, played by Emilie de Ravin.

In a new video posted on the film's Facebook page, Pattinson discusses his decision to tackle the role of the rebellious New York youth. "Initially, I remember reading the script and thinking ... um ... I like the flow of the dialogue and stuff," he said. "It was just different."

Pattinson, who will later this year reprise his role as Edward in "Eclipse," added that Tyler had a certain "it" factor about him that he hadn't seen in many other leading male roles in current films. "It seems like in a lot of ways main characters in other movies, when there is a young guy who is the lead he always seems like a vessel, [he] always [has] to be so naive and ridiculously innocent so the audience can feel that with [him] in the story," he explained. "Tyler didn't feel like that. He was a very specific character."

In a recent chat with MTV News, de Ravin spoke about her instant connection with Pattinson. "I flew to New York to test with Rob and we immediately got along and had instant great chemistry, which is not an easy thing to come by," she said. "Obviously you're acting, but you want to have that connection with somebody. We had it."

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