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Water for Elephants: The role & the co-star(s)


According to a recent article, Rob did not immediately jump at the chance to play Jacob in the upcoming film Water for Elephants but instead needed some convincing.

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.”

And as for his chemistry with co-star Reese Witherspoon,

“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.”

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January 1, 2011 at 11:47 am | Robert Pattinson | No comment

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