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Sarah Roemer on Disturbia

Published April 9, 2007 in Movie Interviews
By Fred Topel | Images property of DreamWorks Pictures.
Disturbia Sarah Roemer is Ashley

What's a movie about voyeurism without eye candy? In Disturbia, when housebound teen Kale (Shia LaBeouf) looks outside his window, he sees pretty neighbor Ashley (Sarah Roemer) going for a swim. It will surely provide inspirational material for many teens in the audience, especially when she catches Kale and immediately comes to his door.

Roemer Moves In: Disturbia

"They kept wetting me down," Roemer said. "My hair was wet so my shirt had to be wet so they kept spraying me. I remember the crew guys, there was one on my side of the glass and one on the other and they each have an earpiece and they had their hands over their mouths talking to each other both looking at me through the glass. I was like, ‘Can you stop? I’m trying to do a scene here.’"

Kale videotapes Ashley, but that may be besides the point when the whole thing is a big film lingering on her bikini body. "Honestly, when I watched it in the beginning, I remembered filming a lot of the stuff in the bikini in the pool but I didn’t realize, because I wasn’t in the room with [the guys], actually what they were saying and talking about. So, it was a really bizarre experience watching them, the little perverts watching me, talking about me. I was a little taken aback. I had no idea how much was going on in the scene. I didn’t realize how much fun they were having with it. I felt a little violated for a second."

The film goes from fun teen romp to hardcore thriller when the kids discover their neighbor could be a killer. "What I love about it is the movie is really fun. You really feel like you are a part of the spy team. I did when I watched it and there’s so many laughs and you’re having a really good time. It’s a good ride and then when it gets intense, it’s really scary. So, it’s a building story and that’s what I really like because it is a lot about the characters and I think that makes the end even scarier."

Movies are full of relationships built on intense experiences, but Kale needed not involve Ashley in such thrills to win her heart. "Shia’s character is very cute and charming. I think most girls would be happy with that."

Even when he admits to watching her, he does it in a charming way, observing all her sensitive nuances. "If I was in Ashley’s situation where I’m in the middle of nowhere, he wasn’t some old, crazy creep next door, he was this cute guy that did entertain me. It’s hard to say [how I'd feel]."

Disturbia opens to theatres on April 13th.

For the trailer, movie stills, poster and more movie info, go to the Disturbia Movie Page.

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Sources: Images property of DreamWorks Pictures.

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