Reese Mentions Rob While Promoting ‘This Means War’

24:00 – She says she loved filming Water for Elephants and cried when she had to say goodbye to Tai
26:30 – Says she loved Water for Elephant‘s dresses
33:00 – She says that Rob loves animals, that it was the reason he agreed to do the movie. Talks about Tai and that she was always following him and that he was also good with Uggie.
44:00 – Her most challenging role was Water for Elephants because of the circus training, learning how to work with the elephant and the horses.
47:00 – How was to play Rob’s love interest in Water for Elephants and his mother in Vanity Fair? “Totally weird”.


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VIDEO: Reese Witherspoon Talks About Robert – “Hardest Working Person I’ve Ever Worked With”

In addition to her successes as an actress and her respectable reputation, Reese Witherspoon is the envy of millions of Twilighters after working alongside superstar heartthrob Robert Pattinson in not one, but two films — not to mention the fact that she’s kissed him too.

When MTV News caught up with Witherspoon recently as part of “MTV First: This Means War,” we asked her the first thing that comes to mind when she thinks of her “Water for Elephants” and “Vanity Fair” co-star.

“I would say [he is] the hardest-working person I’ve ever worked with, honestly,” she said. “[He’s] professional, hard-working, so appreciative, more grateful than I’ve ever seen anyone for where he is in life.”

Given the fact that Witherspoon has been in the business for decades and experienced every facet of being famous, we asked her to weigh in on the current fan frenzy that surrounds Pattinson wherever he goes and how it may or may not affect a person.

“I’ve never experienced what he has — going to premieres and there’s just millions of people waiting for him to touch them,” she said. “I think it must be strange, but I don’t even know how to process what he deals with and Kristen [Stewart] deals with. I don’t know.”

The Oscar-winning actress said Pattinson handles his fame very well, despite the sometimes-chaotic circumstances. “[He’s]a really cool guy,” she said.



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Water For Elephants on DVD/Blu-Ray

LIFE IS THE MOST SPECTACULAR SHOW ON EARTH

Witness TheEpic Tale of Forbidden Love Starring Academy Award® Winner Reese Witherspoon and RobertPattinson On Blu-ray and DVD November 1

Take a journey back in time with theromantic tale based on Sara Gruen’s NewYork Times #1 Best-Seller novel of the same name, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS,coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st from Twentieth Century FoxHome Entertainment.  Starring AcademyAward®-winner Reese Witherspoon (WalkThe Line), Robert Pattinson (Twilightseries) and Oscar®-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), the film presents an epic tale of forbiddenlove in a magical place filled with adventure, wonder and great danger. Showcasingthe decadence of a bohemian circus and the majesty of its animals against thebackdrop and beauty of a bygone era, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS makes the idealholiday gift idea for your favorite film buff, fashionista or book-lover!
Devastated by the sudden deathof his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrongside of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), abandons his veterinary studiesat Cornell University. With no other family, no house, and no money, Jacob stows awayon a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers MostSpectacular Show on Earth.  Hiredas a veterinarian to care for the troupe’s animals, Jacob is temporarily filledwith the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe.However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena(Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus’s owner, Marlena’s violent andabusive husband August (Waltz). As the circus begins to crumble from within andagainst all odds, Jacob and Marlena come together and fall in love throughtheir compassion for a special elephant. With their love on the line, Jacob andMarlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny. 
Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmakerFrancis Lawrence (Constantine), WATERFOR ELEPHANTS features fantastic supporting performances from PaulSchneider (Lars and the Real Girl),Jim Norton (Harry Potter and the Chamberof Secrets), Mark Povinelli (ThePolar Express), Richard Brake (BatmanBegins), and Academy Award®-nominee Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild).

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Blu-ray + Digital Copy
  •        FeatureFilm
  •        SpecialFeatures
    •  Robert Pattinson Spotlight
    • Feature Performer Reese Witherspoon
    • The Traveling Show: From Page to Screen
    •  Working Without A Net – The VisualEffects of Water for Elephants
    •  The Star Attraction
    • Raising the Tent
    • Secrets of the Big Top
    • Audio Commentary with Director FrancisLawrence and Writer Richard LaGravenese
    • Theatrical Trailer 
  • LiveExtras
    •  Exclusive: Stars of the Circus
    • Blu-ray Highlight: The Traveling Show:From Page to Screen
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Live Lookup
    • Digital Copy
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS DVD
  •       FeatureFilm
  •    SpecialFeatures
    • Robert Pattinson Spotlight
    •  Feature Performer Reese Witherspoon
    • The Traveling Show: From Page to Screen
    • Audio Commentary with Director FrancisLawrence and Writer Richard LaGravenese
    • Theatrical Trailer
(c) Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Janice Aria from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Talks About Rob

Here’s an article about Janice Aria from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus talking about Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in Water For Elephants.

On the topic of circus elephants, “it’s hard to match me for enthusiasm,” said Janice Aria, Director of Animal Stewardship for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. 

Having worked with pachyderms since the early 70’s, when Aria “ran away and joined the circus,” the 61-year-old is passionate about the floppy-eared beasts. Elephants have captured the public’s imagination from the Victorian era, when P.T. Barnum bought Jumbo from the London Zoo, to just this Spring, when an elephant named Tai embodied Rosie, one of the main characters in the movie “Water for Elephants,” starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. 

A college student in the seventies, Aria and her late husband left their lives in New York State and hitched their future to the circus stars. “I joined the elephant act as a clown, and my husband joined the bear act,” she said. “I thought because I had ridden horses I would know how to ride an elephant; I was wrong. I learned to ride like Robert Pattinson, by trial and error.” 

Aria gained a glimpse into the filming process for “Water for Elephants” because she is longtime friends with Tai’s trainers and owners.”Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon (lead characters in the film) had been so lovely to work with, and so impressed with the elephant,” she said.”You don’t know how big they are unless you are sitting behind their ears — there’s no neck there,” she said. “It’s nothing like riding a horse. You’re not the master, their master is on the ground, giving directions.” 

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