I love this excerpt from Rob Raco's recent interview with Boys By Girls magazine:
It really has warmed my heart when he talked about this special connection he and Casey Cott had while filming the Joavin scenes in Season 1:
"For me, it was actually more fun - it was something I had never done. I think it came out more authentic than half the love scenes I've ever filmed in my life. There were some looks between Casey and I - I just remember a moment thinking; "I love this kid who is in front of me." It doesn't mean I'm in love, it doesn't mean I'm sexually attracted - it means I love this connection."
My favorite part of this interview: Rob talks about the night they filmed the first Joavin kiss for Episode 1x04.
First, he mentions that he took Casey Cott's first onscreen kiss. Then he goes on to tell that he and Casey loaded up their lips with chapstick and they also ate tuna sandwiches before their make out scene.
It was a long day with pouring rain and stuff, and the make out scene was the last scene of the day. Before filming the make out scene, they were so hungry... so they were eating tuna sandwiches since that was the only thing out there, but it made it more organic for the kiss. Rob wanted some of Casey's tuna, and Casey wanted some of Rob's tuna too.
"Taking Casey's first onscreen kiss is the highlight of my career."
This just makes me smile.
Question: "How many retakes did the kiss with Casey take?"
To be honest... I get a little bit cringy when I see actors watch their own kissing scenes. But at the same, it really warms my heart to see Casey watching a fan-made Joavin video and smiling at it. And, the "steamy" part even gets me aroused.
During the 2019 Dallas Riverdale Con, Rob Raco revealed that there is an unaired Joavin scene from Season 1 in which Kevin and Joaquin both say "I love you." (I heard this on Tumblr and Instagram.)
Then, during the 2019 NJ Riverdale Con, Rob Raco also revealed that Joavin's goodbye scene from Season 1 Episode 12 ("Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder") was a lot longer...with crying, kissing, hugging, and the two of them saying to each other, "I love you." (I found this out on Instagram.)
This reminds me: Someone posted on Tumblr this gif of Joaquin getting off the bus to tell Kevin something. Most of us have never gotten to see the whole scene nor hear any of it though. So I'll try sending that person an ask about it.
And I agree with this post:
Rob tweeted this on the night 1x12 aired on the CW. #LoveYouPreppy 😭😍❤️
I really hope that someday they release the full version of Joavin's goodbye scene, and ALL of the other unaired Joavin scenes as well.
*This reminds me of the fact that some Choni scenes got deleted during Season 2. (However, the deleted Choni scenes later got released on media platforms and also got featured in the Season 2 DVD set.)
Casey loves Episode 1x04, because it's a good one for Kevin, because Kevin gets his wish to have that quintessential rite of passage by making out with a hot boy(friend) (Joaquin) at the movies!
Good thing they put on lots of chapstick! (Rob said during an interview with Young Hollywood that he and Casey loaded up their lips with chapstick before filming their make out scene.)
Mmm...I smell Rob/Casey ship! 😍❤️
2:24 - Rob talks about the night they filmed the first Joavin kissing scene. 😍❤️
"More Kevin/Joaquin steaminess happening right now..." 🔥😍
I really wish they had let us see the full goodbye scene. 😞 Rob said that it was a lot longer with crying, kissing, hugging, and both Joaquin and Kevin saying "I love you." 😭❤️ I'll fight until I get to see the full scene (and ALL of the other unaired Joavin scenes as well). 💪😏