April 11th, 2011

Robert Pattinson infatuated with his flirty 9,000-pound co-star (new interview)


LOS ANGELES – “She is quite a flirt,” the 24-year-old heartthrob, Robert Pattinson, said of his 9,000-pound co-star, Tai, the lovable pachyderm in his latest action-drama movie, “Water for Elephants.”

The feeling is mutual as the “Twilight” sensation kisses the trunk of Tai during our pictorial with both of them in the parking lot of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

“Tai has done more movies than me,” Robert said blushing. Tai, who lives in Perris, California with principal trainer Gary Johnson, is a motion picture veteran who has done several movies already including “Bigger than Life” and “The Jungle Book.”

Based on Sara Gruen’s 2006 novel of the same title, the movie is about Jacob Jankowski (Robert), a vet student, who falls in love with The Benzini Bros. Circus’ star performer, Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), who is married to the controlling ringleader and circus owner, August (Christoph Waltz). Jacob and Marlena become closer to each other when both take care of Rosie the Elephant (Tai) who is nearly nine feet tall.

So how did he bond with his new pet love, we asked. “I don’t know if there was a real trick to the special bonding,” he said. “I just fed her a lot of peppermints. That’s about it. That’s the way to get an elephant to like you. Feed it Jelly Beans and peppermints every time you see them and then she started following me around. But I don’t know if I learned a lot about elephants in general. Tai is unique in just being so intelligent. She is phenomenally intelligent and she could even do impressions of other animals. It was totally ridiculous. She was kind of a freak among the elephants but I like them. I had an amazing time working with her.”
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Rob talks to VOGUE about Reese


Rob on Reese:

 “She was the most consistently professional creature I have ever worked with.”

She got more than she wished for. Not only did she get thrown from a horse one day, Pattinson tells a story about shooting a scene in which one of the horses is lying down in a train car with Witherspoon curled up on the ground next to it when suddenly the horse jumped to its feet and stepped on her leg. “I could see in Reese’s face that it must have hurt more than anything, and she played it off like it was absolutely nothing,” says Pattinson. “And then the next day she had this enormous bruise. It could have quite easily broken her leg, but she didn’t mention it to anybody. She is just incredibly brave that way.”

 “In terms of public perception, she’s thought of as America’s Sweetheart. And she kind of is in a lot of ways. But I think that she’s a lot bawdier than that, a lot more raucous. It did actually shock me to see that. She’s tough. You wouldn’t want to get into an argument with her at all. You can always tell that she will be incredibly nice to anyone who’s not an idiot, but it’s always very clear that there’s a line you really shouldn’t cross.”

“You can always tell that she will be incredibly nice to anyone who’s not an idiot, but it’s always very clear that there’s a line you really shouldn’t cross.” 

Reese's full interview and gorgeous cover shoot pics at VOGUE.com | scans


Reese and Rob talk height differences in WFE


(...) it wasn’t actually the age difference that required any adjustment for the stars. Instead, it was their significant height difference. “In the movies they just put you on a box then you kiss the tall guy,” Witherspoon told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column with a laugh.  And Pattinson was quick to claim that locking lips with Witherspoon was far from challenging. “It’s really easy for me because I have quite bad posture so we’re about the same height,” he quipped. “I just have this big heavy head and it slumps down so we end up at the right spot naturally.” 

More of Reese over at Fox News


AUDIO: Rob hopes his fans love him in WFE!


Robert Pattinson has one of the most devoted fans bases that anybody can have.  Thus far, Pattinson has spent the majority of his acting career working on the Twilight films, which are soon coming to an end.  Pattinson is near completing the last of those films, Twilight: Breaking Dawn.  But, next Friday, his fans will get to see a different side of him when his new film, Water For Elephants, based on a beloved book, opens in theatres.  Pattinson gives what we think is his best performance yet. We spoke to Pattinson who told us that he knows his mother will like the film, but also hopes his fans will. 

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Rob, Kristen a bike...you know the deal!


Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart partied late into the night in Vancouver on Saturday to celebrate wrapping Breaking Dawn and her 21st birthday! The two were spotted sharing cigarettes outside the bash, and Robert took a turn on Taylor Lautner's motorcycle. Taylor and Lily Collins went out on a date in the Canadian city earlier in the week, and this time she got to meet the whole cast and take a turn on the bike as well as they celebrated finishing filming on the last two Twilight movies. Robert and Kristen also huddled close and shared a quick kiss outside the soiree. Rob had a bit of a James Dean thing going on when he jumped on the bike, and he looked like he was having a great time letting loose with his friends. - PopSugar

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