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Robert Pattinson mentioned in the Water for Elephants DVD commentary   Leave a comment

Here are some tweets from the WFE DVD commentary with Francis Lawrence and Richard LaGravenese

From @fab_w:

They were all crying off camera during Hal’s scene because his wife had passed away just months before and that broke their hearts.

Initially they wanted Hal to do all the voice over but then thought it would distance from the character and decided to try Rob’s voice and really liked the result.

The moment with the girl at the college was a in between takes moment. She was so nervous around Rob that they tricked her. She was actually flirting with Rob off camera.

They say Rob has a method to start sweating and go all pale but they won’t reveal.

Rob’s mom in the movie also acted as his Polish coach. And the father lied in the audition. He was not Polish, he was Russian!

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Water for Elephants Screenwriter Richard LaGravenese mentions Robert Pattinson in an interview   1 comment

WFE screenwriter Richard LaGravenese talks about Robert Pattinson in an interview with

Q: Can you talk a little about the film’s cast?

A: When I read the book myself I thought of Reese because of a paragraph when Marlene (Reese’s character) is first introduced it described her complexion — the kind of beauty she had. It was sort of this glow, this sort of peaches and cream translucent beauty within the squalor of where the horses and the animals and the menagerie was. Who popped into my head was Reese, but it wasn’t just my decision; Francis (the film’s director) felt the same way and she was his first choice I think.

And Robert really has a lot of 1930s leading man qualities; he’s one of those actors who the camera just adores in the way that they did with 1930s leading men. And Christoph is just such a fine actor there’s no question about Christoph to make August (the main character’s rival in the film) a complex character.

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Fox Movie Channel to air Water for Elephants episode on new series   4 comments

Fox Movie Channel tweeted about producing a new series and the first episode will be about Water for Elephants! The show will air next month: more news to follow. Here are the tweets with more details:

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