January 1st, 2011

PEOPLE.com article on 'Water for Elephants' w/previously seen stills & interview w/ Francis Lawrence


(we had seen them only in scan form, much clearer now)

For Robert Pattinson, it was the elephant that sealed the deal. 

The Twilight star, 24, was on the fence about taking the role of Jacob, a veterinary student who joins a traveling circus in the upcoming Depression-era romantic drama Water for Elephants – until the actor met Tai, his 42-year-old, nearly 9000-lb. costar. 

"Rob was non-committal until he saw the elephant," recalls the film's animal coordinator Paul 'Sled' Reynolds. "After he met Tai, he knew he wanted to do this movie. He absolutely adored that elephant." 
The adaptation of Sara Gruen's bestselling novel, which arrives in theaters on April 22, tells the story of a love triangle that develops between Jacob, Reese Witherspoon's Marlena, who is the show's bottle-blonde star performer, and her husband August, the circus's abusive ringleader, played by Oscar-winning Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz. 

Chemistry Lesson
While it was important to the filmmakers that Pattinson bond with Tai, their chief concern was making sure sparks flew between him and Witherspoon, 34.  "I saw early on that those two had a real on-screen chemistry," the film's director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) tells PEOPLE. "There was just this thing that happens between the two of them when they are together as those two characters that was very exciting." 

A Sensitive Guy
Lawrence became convinced that Pattinson could pull off the challenging role of Jacob shortly after a meeting with the British heartthrob to discuss the part. "When I sat down with Rob, I found that despite his success, there was a real sense of humility with him," says Lawrence. "I found that he was kind of uncomfortable in his own skin, and maybe even uncomfortable with everything that was happening to him. Rob is a very sensitive guy who very much loves animals." 

Adds Lawrence, "I found that, wow, this guy kind of already is Jacob." 

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The Runaways
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Joan Jett talks about Kristen in new interview


It's really surreal. It wasn't bad; it was a good experience, but it was really weird to look up on the screen and do a double take at Kristen (Stewart) as me. I think all the actresses did amazing jobs at presenting us. I can't say enough about that.

I did tell Kristen things that I wouldn't tell anybody else. That was just back story, Runaways stuff, or my feelings about something just to give her a sense of who I was beyond this Joan Jett person. Who was Joan? To try to give her a sense of where I was coming from. Why I was so strident. Why it was so important tome.

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Rob's 'Bel Ami' double talks about auditioning for the role, fans on set & also mentions Kristen


Eszes Szabolcs really looks like the worlds most beautiful man Robert Pattinson, who is famous for his role of Edward from The Twilight Saga.

The actor recently filmed here his upcoming movie, in which Szabolcs was his stunt double.

– I read the books and watched all the movies, but that's all. I went to the casting not because of Robert Pattinson. I thought it will be an exciting experience for me as an actor to play in a film like this (He is an actor is Hungary, mainly plays in theatres ~ Veronika), even if only an extra. Finally that turned out a completely different thing.

Lots of people came to the auditions. One of my friend was wondering how we could be ahead of the long line. We walked in the hallway when a man coming from the opposite direction just took a look at me and he was suprised how much similarity is between me and Robert. As later we found out he was the casting manager. We went in and they asked if I have any experiences as an actor, and they gave me a smaller role in the movie. I became Robert's dream. This may sound a bit weird, but in the story there is one part when I meet Robert (George), I'm a rich guy, while he's poor. He sees himself in me, and decides he'll become like me. I also got this role because we are the same in size with Robert, so it will look good in the movie he really can see himself in me. Our head was the one thing we had not the same, because his hat was big for me. But the size of our clothes completely matched.
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