Rob’s character Reynolds, or Rey for short, is one of the more complex and nuanced that he’s played in any film so far.
It’s also against character. Rob has typically played the hunky romantic lead in all of his previous films from “Twilight,” “Bel Ami” and “Remember Me” to “Water for Elephants.”
In this case, he’s just the opposite. Rey is the anti-hero.
“I see a vulnerability in Rob’s character and it just felt like the right dynamic,” says Pearce about the character.
“Rey is a character I mean, people disregard as so light,” says Rob. “Whenever Eric challenges him, it’s genuinely the first time he’s actually had to think for himself.”
There are a lot of fireworks in the film as Rey discovers himself as a person.
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