ON SET

Behind the Scenes of the Romantic Drama ‘Me Before You’


Google “Me Before You,” the big-screen adaptation of Jojo Moyes’s blockbuster 2012 novel in theaters Friday, and the “people also search for” box on the results page suggests “The Fault in Our Stars,” plus the entirety of the Nicholas Sparks cinematic universe. This is a good approximation of what you’ll get out of this unlikely love between Will Traynor, a blue-blooded quadriplegic, and Louisa Clark, his more common assistant—namely, the weepies. Considering the material’s melodrama, the burden of credibility lies squarely with the two romantic leads—fortunately, Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games”) are both supremely appealing stars. See them get into character with director Thea Sharrock, here.

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Director Thea Sharrock with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Photo by Alex Bailey.

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Clarke as Lou Clark and Calflin as Will Traynor. Still courtesy of Warner Bros.

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On the set of “Me Before You.” Photo by Alex Bailey.

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Director Thea Sharrock with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Photo by Alex Bailey.

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Director Thea Sharrock with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Photo by Alex Bailey.

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