Saturday, January 1, 2011

People's WFE Article and Pictures - Lots of sweet comments about Rob

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."

PEOPLE has a first look at some of the film's rich images – and Pattinson's near smooch with Tai.

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."

People via 500DaysofRK


Unknown said...

LIKE LIKE LIKE!!!!! Wonderful comments about Rob. I hope WFE does well and I wish Rob all the success in the world.

♪♫ Yaelfica ♪♫ said...

IMO ROB can create chemistry with a rock!! lets be honest here :D

♪♫ Yaelfica ♪♫ said...

i don't know if it is true but in case u r interested...

Iluvthemovies said...

@yaelfica, ITA that Rob would have chemistry with a rock. He has those soulful eyes and it just makes anything melt around you. I hope you are having a wonderful New Years Day. Hugs to all my favs and best wishes to all Rob fans and hoping your New Years is fabulous

papagáj said...

TRUE WORDS @Yaelfica and Iluvthemovies :)HUGE hugs to all my dearest @FAVS and HAPPY EPIC NEW YEAR to all sane people in this crazy fandom

JLC said...

Cannot wait for these movies. ITA Rob could have chemistry with a is the eye contact. Even in interviews he looks so intensely at the interviewer....I would not be able to utter a single word, I would just be staring back like a moron.