Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rob Talks 'Water for Elephants' With On The Red Carpet


















Robert Pattinson: Gassy elephant met Reese Witherspoon


Robert Pattinson says Reese Witherspoon caught wind of a rather rude elephant while filming "Water for Elephants," which hit theaters on Friday, April 22.


Pattinson plays Jacob, a veterinary student who falls in love with Witherspoon's character, Marlena, a circus performer and the wife of its cruel head animal trainer. During filming, the two worked with a trained elephant named Tai.


"Everybody just wanted to meet the elephant," Pattinson told OnTheRedCarpet.com about filming with the animal. "I've never seen a happier crew on a movie. Everyone comes into work and they're like, 'Morning, Tai!' They're so happy when the trunk comes up and stuff. It was amazing."


"I loved the moment Reese is doing her act," Pattinson said, "She had to do this trick where she rolled ... she did a flip off the elephant and then ended up lying underneath it for a second and then kind of smiling at the end of the thing."


He adds, "The elephant stood up on her hind legs and did the most incredible fart directly into Reese's face for about a good 30 seconds in front of about a thousand extras and Reese, just wanting the take to be done, just is under there smiling and taking it."


It was kind of incredible," he said.


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Rob & Kristen Shot Breaking Dawn Sex Scene Last Night In US Virgin Islands

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Water For Elephants Box Office Predictions


 
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No. 3 Water for Elephants: $16 million
Will Robert Pattinson’s Twihards show up for this $40 million adaptation of Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel? The answer will play a significant role in how well the traveling-circus romance, co-starring Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz, performs this weekend. Fox’s PG-13 film should appeal to adults — particularly women — who are familiar with the book, but those aren’t the moviegoers who typically rush out on opening day. Furthermore, reviews have been mediocre, and that could deter those who haven’t read the source material. So it all comes down to Pattinson’s teenage minions. If they buy tickets in large quantities, then Elephants could easily collect more than $20 million this weekend. But if they treat Elephants like they treated Pattinson’s last non-Twilight effort, the 2010 dud Remember Me, then an opening gross in the mid-teens seems more likely.
The Hollywood Reporter (Friday prediction)
The surprise is Water for Elephants -- starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz -- which is overperforming in early business at the domestic box office. Heading into the weekend, Fox 2000's Water for Elephants was projected to post an opening weekend gross of between $13 million to $15 million. 
Water based on the bestselling book by Sara Gruen, has beengaining momentum in recent days, particularly among younger females, and has every chance now of doing more business. The film's strongest demo, according to tracking, is older women.

Boxofficemojo
(Weekend prediction)

 
Fandango
(hottest tickets this week - actual)

New 'Water For Elephants' Clip Featuring Rob, Reese & Rosie - 'The New Act'



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Rob's Interview With The Chicago Tribune - Talks WFE & Tai



When many of you think Robert Pattinson, tabloid headlines and all things vampire come to mind. Pattinson, even more than any of the other main actors in the popular "Twilight" movie series, seems to be purposefully creating a body of work outside of his tween following.

This weekend, Pattinson shows that there's a lot more depth to him as an actor than we've seen in his "Twilight" character Edward, as he co-stars with Reese Witherspoon in the adaptation of the best-selling novel "Water for Elephants." When we talked recently, I wondered if there was a lot of pressure on him because of his "Twilight" success.

"I think it's actually a little less pressure. It's a little weird. There's a kind of a strange thing that happened and it's the same thing that happened when I did first did 'Twilight,'" he said. "I'd never heard of the 'Twilight' book series. I didn't know anyone who'd read it. I just kind of did it, so I wasn't nervous at all. Later on, it became this huge thing. With 'Water for Elephants,' again, I'd never heard of the book. … And then, I accepted the part and suddenly noticed people sitting next to me were reading it on three different airplane rides. So I guess I just missed the thing again and therefore also missed the nerves again. Now I just love it. Kind of everything about it. I could really connect to it all."


Not a lot of men connect with the movie so passionately. It's not really what might be called a "chick flick," but it's very romantic and very beautiful.
I know. It's strange. My dad loves it and he never reads anything. I think maybe because the reality of working in a circus? And then it can be so harsh ... maybe (it's) more relatable to men. But it's not really a totally romanticized story. It's impossible to romanticize.

You've worked with werewolves in "Twilight." What was it like working with Tai the elephant in this?
She's incredible. She's one of the best actresses I've ever worked with. She plays Rosie in the book, and that's an incredible difficult part to play. It's really integral to the story. It's really difficult casting to find an elephant that could pull it off. ... Plus, she does impressions.

Seriously?
She does impressions of chickens and stuff. And her general attitude is crazy, but she was also just so calm. She could be in a massive crowd of people … but she just stayed totally calmed, looking quite cheerful all the time. She just needs a bit of hay and that's it.

You two have that in common, right? I've seen you very calm in massive crowds of screaming teenagers.
Yes, but I complain about it afterwards. She doesn't complain about it; she is an incredible creature.
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New Pics Of Rob From USA Today

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Pics were taken during the February 18th WFE Press Junket.

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Sipping on coffee with milk on a sunny morning at the Four Seasons, Pattinson describes attempts to housebreak the "German shepherdy-mix" he recently adopted from a shelter in Louisiana. "He's called Bear," Pattinson says matter-of-factly.
"I was trying to potty-train him to go on the balcony of the hotel room," he says. "It was so windy in Vancouver, the door slammed in his face, and I was just like, nooo." He sighs: Before Bear was adopted, the pup was found in a trash can outside a bar and has since almost had a run-in with a wolf and a seagull in Vancouver. "He's got a door phobia anyway."

Clad in a plaid button-down and jeans, and minus screaming fans, paparazzi, managers and studio minders, Pattinson lets go of his shyness in the time it takes to recap an 
"unbearably irritating" game of Words With Friends. It's only in front of a video camera later that he noticeably shrinks, adopting a hunch that matches his quick-to-draw sheepish grin. But one-on-one, conversation spins like cotton candy as Pattinson, 24, discusses hanging up his trademark vampire fangs for the 1930s-set Big Top world of Water for Elephants, a movie he calls "definitely bigger" than any other he has done outside the Twilight franchise.

In Water for Elephants, which hits theaters Friday and is based on the best-selling book by Sara Gruen, Pattinson plays Jacob, a veterinary student who abandons his studies and jumps aboard a steam train for the Benzini Bros. roughshod circus. Jacob quickly falls for star performer Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), who is trapped in a marriage with the circus owner (Christoph Waltz).

Blame it all on the selling power of an gentle giant named Tai.
Cowboys and trains

Director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) banked on Pattinson's love of animals to sell him on the script.
"The first time I met (Lawrence), we went to meet Tai the elephant at her house," says Pattinson of the 42-year-old elephant who plays lumbering Rosie, the Benzini Bros. main act. Tai showed off tricks the studio originally thought could be accomplished only by a computer-generated elephant.

Charmed, Pattinson read the script on the ride back. Plus, 
"I always wanted to do something in the '30s in America," he says. "It's kind of my idea of what America really is, that period, kind of the best time to be in America. You're still kind of a cowboy, but there's this huge energy. The future was being created then."

The love triangle complete, Pattinson, Witherspoon and Waltz headed for Piru, Calif., where the desert set was bursting with circus tents, steam trains, hundreds of extras, spangled costumes, circus performers and animals. 
"There was something about the ruggedness of it, which I hadn't really done," Pattinson says.

Lawrence saw immediate chemistry between Pattinson and Witherspoon. 
"I think he's never been quite as charming as he's been in this," he says. "I think he feels like a real leading man."

The film put a newly clean-cut Pattinson in the center ring with two Academy Award winners (Witherspoon for 2005's Walk the Line and Waltz for 2009's Inglourius Basterds) and a coterie of more than 600 animals. 
"I'm sure Rob had some insecurities coming up into scenes against Christoph and Reese, but he never showed it," Lawrence says. "I think he watched and learned and listened."

And there were distractions. Witherspoon, who occasionally brought her kids to the zoolike set, laughs as she talks about Tai following Pattinson 
"sort of like man's best friend — even though she's 9,000 pounds." Pattinson recounts "insane" days, including one when the script finds Waltz taunting Pattinson to hand-feed a hungry lion. Pattinson opens the cage, and the lion pounces.
"We did the first take, and sure enough, the lion just ripped the (prosthetic) arm in and wouldn't give it back," Pattinson says. "He didn't even care about the meat. He just wanted to eat the fake arm. I was absolutely terrified."
"Both Rob and Christoph coined the term 'no acting required' in the lion scenes," Lawrence adds with a chuckle. "You didn't have to pretend to be afraid when you were around the lion."

Scarier still was the scene where Pattinson is knocked down by a stallion. 
"That was terrifying," says the actor, who admits to a fear of horses.

In Elephants, Pattinson's name receives equal billing with Witherspoon and Waltz, a nod to his international success with filmgoers.

Yet this is not the first time Pattinson has worked with Witherspoon; seven years (and a pop-culture lifetime) ago, Pattinson was an unknown fresh from the U.K. who scored a role as Witherspoon's, uh, son in 2004's Vanity Fair. His role ended up on the cutting-room floor.

Pattinson acknowledges how far he has come. 
"It's such a different world, for me especially," he says. "Then, I literally got (the role) by accident. I got an agent. A week later, I got that job."
"He was very young, like 17 or 18," says Witherspoon, who describes him today as "very quiet and introverted" and uninterested in fame.
As The Twilight Saga comes to a close with the two-part feature Breaking Dawn (based on the last book in the Stephenie Meyer series), the question looms as to whether the public is willing to pay to see Pattinson play anyone besides vampire Edward Cullen.

Lawrence acknowledges that the majority of the country knows Pattinson as Edward. 
"He definitely has more to offer than just what he does in that role," he says. But "when you head up a big franchise like that, that becomes so popular and the characters become kind of iconic ... it's tricky to break out of that."

Especially as those films continue to make money. The Twilight films, including New Moon and Eclipse, have made more than $1.8 billion worldwide. In his months off, Pattinson began to expand his résumé, first with last year's romantic drama Remember Me.

Elephants "is arguably a better vehicle for Robert Pattinson than Remember Me was, which was arguably a box-office flop," making roughly $19 million in the USA, says Box Office Mojo analyst Brandon Gray. (Eclipse made more than $300 million in the USA.) "This will be a good test of Robert Pattinson's bankability."

The actor is not immune to the criticism.
 "I always see these things like, 'Can he act or not?,' " he says. "It's like, I'm nothing like Edward. What do you think I'm doing in that?" He dissolves into laughter, gesturing with this hands. "So (when a new role arises), everyone's like 'It's very different.' "
'Breaking Dawn,' breaking out

He just wrapped Breaking Dawn's final chapter. 
"It's completely nuts," he says. "There are some days on set just watching you go, 'How is this going to be PG-13?' " He laughs. "The whole first movie is like a straight-up horror film."
Summit Entertainment is releasing Breaking Dawn, Part 1 this November, but Part 2 will not be released until November 2012. Meaning, no matter what other projects Pattinson takes on, the fandom and furor that surround the franchise are Pattinson's to keep until roughly early 2013.

Would he do a franchise again? 
"Only if I could have a lot of say in the development of it," he replies, noting the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" creative mentality of the series.

The spotlight is just as hotly focused on Pattinson's relationship with girlfriend and Twilight series co-star Kristen Stewart, 21. 
"I try my best to avoid it happening by never being seen or not saying anything stupid in interviews, but it doesn't seem to matter," he says of the rumors and headlines about them.

But his Elephants co-star says his life is more normal than it looks. 
"He's very much a 24-year-old guy who has a girlfriend and is enjoying himself and his friends," Witherspoon says.

It's hard to convince the fans of that: When paparazzi caught Pattinson kissing Stewart last week after the Elephants premiere, the blogosphere exploded.
"I just don't like it," Pattinson says; the rabid attention has forced him to unload his L.A. home and instead live out of hotels. "That's not part of my job. It's embarrassing, people using your life as entertainment.

"If people are already using your life as entertainment and they get their fill in magazines, they're never going to see your movies."


Aside from answering an interviewer's question, he vents only to his parents. 
"They always think I'm completely depressed because I don't really say it to anyone else. So they always think (being famous) is the most miserable experience in the world. They're funny. Whenever I sort of complain about it, they go, 'Well, just quit. What are you talking about, if you hate it so much?' "
Cue his explosively hot career.
"You've just got to remember why you're doing it in the first place — which is quite hard sometimes," he says, chatting about his next projects, Cosmopolis with Paul Giamatti, "a departure from everything I've done," and period piece Bel Ami, which has no release date set.

And so the circus, aided by a bit of technology, must go on.
"The only time I ever follow Twitter is if I'm in a restaurant or something, just before I leave, to see if people are waiting outside. It does make you a bit of a loser, especially when someone asks you, 'Hey, you want to go to dinner at this place?' and I'm like, 'Can we have dinner at this (other) place? It has three exits.' "


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

New 'Water For Elephants' Clip - 'The Train'



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Rob's Interview With The LA Times - 'Water for Elephants,' Perfect Antidote To The 'Twilight' Grind

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Robert Pattinson has nothing but love for his recent experience on the set of “Water for Elephants,” director Francis Lawrence's adaptation of the popular novel that's set to open in theaters Friday. It was a far cry from his current job, finishing the grueling six-month shoot for the back-to-back filming of the last two “Twilight” films, based on Stephenie Meyer's final book in her bestselling series of young adult novels, “Breaking Dawn.”

PattinsonPattinson took a moment for a brief phone interview before he was needed on the set of a night shoot for the vampire mega-hit. He seemed downright exhausted. “I'm just arriving at set, thinking I'm going to work all night,” he said. “I'm kinda losing my mind.”
Question: Sorry to hear you're so exhausted. Can you tell us what your time was like on “Elephants,” with Reese Witherspoon?
Pattinson: It's easily one of the best experiences I've had making a film and it's by far one of the best experiences in my life. It didn't even feel like work and a lot of that had to do with Reese. She makes an effort to make it like that. I think she believes that it's really important to enjoy your work, especially when you have to be there for so many hours every day. I made a great friend out of it.
Question: How did working with the animals impact the environment?
Pattinson: When you have totally unpredictable elements, and there are dangerous elements in every single scene, everyone is in the same boat. If you're trying to herd up a pack of horses, it doesn't matter who you are. There is manure everywhere and everyone was filthy all the time. It was an egalitarian set because of that. It's quite inspiring to be around [the elephant]. It doesn't really matter what your taste is, everyone is going to like being around an elephant. It's not like being around another actor some people may not like.
Question: Reese mentioned that she found the paparazzi attention on you unlike anything she's seen before. What do you think?
Pattinson: She's trying to sound humble about all this but she's in all these magazines every week. It's a circus outside her marriage. Plus, I always see her [in them] buying her sandwiches and going to yoga.... I guess she's kind of accepted it in a lot of ways.... It's just a strange situation to be in if you're a sane person to have that kind of attention put on you.





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5 New Official Stills Of Rob On Jimmy Kimmel Live



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Robert Pattinson swung by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to chat all about his new movie Water For Elephants. The film, which is out tomorrow, features Reese Witherspoon and a full cast of supporting animal actors, and Rob spoke to Jimmy a bit about how he interacted with the four-legged creatures. Rob also revealed a childhood love of MC Hammer's '90s cartoon Hammerman — Jimmy even gave Rob a special Hammer gift Robert called "the best thing I've ever gotten"! Their conversation was the latest press effort in a long week for Robert. He kicked things off Monday on The Today Show with Matt Lauer before moving on to Live With Regis and Kelly and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Weekend Box Office Predictions For 'Water For Elephants'


Water for Elephants has quite a lot going for it. It's based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen, so that gives it a built-in audience. Add to that the fact that any director would kill to have the film's three leads, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz, and you have what looks like a hit. Elephants is bound to appeal more to moviegoers aged 25+, and that means there may not be a huge opening weekend rush. Expect the film to show decent legs even as Fast Five and Thor begin to dominate multiplexes in the weeks to come.

Online buzz is surprisingly strong for Elephants. The drama leads all unreleased films with a 17.24% market share of online opinions. The presence of Robert Pattinson certainly accounts for a lot out of those comments.

On Facebook, Water for Elephants' most active page has added nearly 50,000 new supporters since early Monday morning. That's a very healthy number for a drama aimed at adults. Twitter activity is also very strong. Water for Elephants is inspiring more tweets than Remember Me and Charlie St. Cloud.

Fandango is reporting that Water for Elephants accounts for 10% of daily sales. That impressive figure could jump even higher tomorrow as more couples plan for the weekend.

Expect Water for Elephants to take in $18 million from about 2,700 locations during its debut frame.


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