Haley Bennett and Edgar Ramirez recall their 'immediate' connection in 'The Girl On The Train'

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By: Gibson Johns

Haley Bennett and Edgar Ramirez are two of the unexpected highlights of Tate Taylor's adaptation of Paula Hawkins' "The Girl On The Train," out Oct. 7.

The quiet, explosive doctor-patient relationship between Bennett's Megan Hipwell and Ramirez's Dr. Kamal Abdic has so much chemistry that you can feel it from your seat in the audience. It's electric.

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How did they create such a spark on screen? As the pair of actors explained to us last week, it just happened.

"I think the same feeling that I felt working with Edgar was the same feeling that Megan felt working with Kamal," explained Bennett, whose character ultimately goes missing in the film. "[There was] a quality of trust that I felt immediately and a connection with Edgar."

Ramirez echoed those statements, recalling an "immediate" sense of trust between the two stars and calling it a "privilege to work so closely with Haley."

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actress Emily Blunt attends 'The Girl on the Train' New York premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Writer Erin Cressida Wilson attends 'The Girl On The Train' New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actress Emily Blunt attends 'The Girl On The Train' New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actress Haley Bennett attends the 'The Girl On The Train' premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actor Justin Theroux attends 'The Girl On The Train' New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Director Tate Taylor attends 'The Girl On The Train' New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Laura Prepon and Ben Foster attend the 'The Girl On The Train' premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Producer Mark Platt attends 'The Girl On The Train' New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Emily Blunt (L) and John Krasinski attend 'The Girl On The Train' New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actor Edgar Ramirez attends 'The Girl on the Train' New York premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Laura Prepon attends 'The Girl on the Train' New York premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson attends 'The Girl on the Train' New York premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Edgar Ramirez attends 'The Girl on the Train' New York premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actor Justin Theroux attends 'The Girl on the Train' New York premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Emily Blunt attends the 'The Girl On The Train' New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actress Haley Bennett attends 'The Girl on the Train' premiere at Regal E-Walk on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actor John Krasinski attends the 'The Girl On The Train' premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
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Their sense of closeness becomes even more sensational when you think about their completely different approaches to tackling their parts. For her part, Bennett was already a fan of Hawkins' best-selling novel, so she knew exactly what she was getting into.

"I did read the book, and so I felt quite protective of [it]," she told us. "I think that gave me an advantage to want to honor the book, but also to allow it to be its own thing and to put myself in the character's shoes."

"We were very fortunate to start with something very rich and complex and character-driven," she explained of the part.

Ramirez, though, actually hadn't read the book before signing on for the film, saying that, instead, he "fully immersed [himself] into the script."

For more from our interview with "The Girl On The Train" stars Haley Bennett and Edgar Ramirez, watch the video above.

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