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*SCANS* + Translation Sara Gruen talks about Robert Pattinson in an interview with Vanity Fair Italy   4 comments

English Translation:

Several humans in his book are not as smart or funny. In particular,she is highly critical of celebrity and the entertainment world. It is not that the contacts he had with the studios for the realization of how the water for the elephants have provided the inspiration in some way?

SG: Fortunately, the Hollywood that I knew him is very different from what I describe in books. More than anything I was referring to people like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton, and the protagonists of reality. Instead Christoph and Reese (Waltz and Witherspoon ed) toutside of work think especially to their families and Robert (Pattinson) I found him pleasant, open-minded.

As well as he is overwhelmed by the attentions of his fans

SG: True. I was on set two days in the desert, 40 minutes from Los Angeles. It was summer, very hot and there was no way to find shelter in the shade. His fans arrived at 4 am, and even if the security held them off the set, They remained there until 10 pm. Hoping to see him only for a few minutes and from afar.

What did you think when you heard that he would be the protagonist (of WFE)?

SG: I have never seen the Twilight saga, so I did not knew exactly what to expect. I realized how hard he worked and how it was concentrated on the character. Not even my children, being male, were particularly impressed by him instead, their girlfriends really were. I have ​four copies of my book autographed by him , but I will not give it to them until they are big enough not to give them to the first girl who requests them.

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Screencaps from the Premiere of Water for Elephants in NYC   1 comment

Here are screencaps from the premiere of Water for Elephants in New York.

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Writer Sara Gruen visiting fans waiting in line for the Water for Elephants premiere   3 comments

Sara Gruen, writer of the book Water for Elephants decided to come visit the fans waiting outside in the cold and the rain for the premiere of Water for Elephants. She signed books and later Pizza, donuts and hot chocolate were given to the fans waiting outside, given to them from Rob, Reese and Sara. There was a signing session with Sarah Gruen and some other actors from the movie in a hotel: the first sightings of our Thinking of Rob sign 😉

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Sara Gruen Reacts to Seeing the Water for Elephants Trailer   5 comments

Sara Gruen posted this on her facebook after seeing the Water for Elephants trailer

“Finally saw the trailer on the big screen! Went to see The King’s Speech (excellent) and they didn’t play the WFE trailer, so we asked after and they showed it to us in a theater by ourselves. I got kind of (very) verklempt!”


Posted February 4, 2011 by justfp in Robert Pattinson, Water for Elephants

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WFE author, Sara Gruen talks about Robert Pattinson in new interview   2 comments


What do you think of the casting for the movie of Water for Elephants?

I think Robert Pattinson is really going to shine in that role. He’s so dedicated. This was a rough-and-tumble shoot, and when I was there on the set, he’d be lying in the dirt for 18 straight takes in a row, and he would nail every single one. He’s a nice guy, and he reads. He always has a book in his hand. My family got cameos. I’m in a scene where Rosie [the elephant] is raiding a produce stand.

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Sara Gruen Talks About WFE and Her Scene With Robert Pattinson   1 comment

Author Sara Gruen is on a promo tour for her next book ‘Ape House’ and RobPattzNews went Monday night went she stopped in Seattle and got to ask her this question. She talks about her cameo in the film and what she says to Rob.

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VIDEO: Sara Gruen on Robert Pattinson "He's very nice"   1 comment

Sara Gruen mentions Robert Pattinson in this interview with Starts at 7.00 mins.

Watch the whole video for more details on Water For Elephants, including that the release date is planned for April 15th. Read more here.

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Sara Gruen Speaks About Water for Elephants   1 comment


Finally, switching topics briefly, I understand that filming on Water for Elephants (with Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz) has just wrapped. Are you happy with the result?

Very happy. The studio consulted me more than they contractually obligated to do, and the screenwriter did a brilliant job in compressing the novel into a two-hour film by combining a few characters and incidents in ways I couldn’t have begun to.

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Posted September 11, 2010 by justfp in Robert Pattinson, Water for Elephants

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Sara Gruen Speaks About Water for Elephants Filming and Robert Pattinson With USA Today   5 comments


Sara Gruen gets a star turn in the film version of her novel Water for Elephants, now in post-production.

She got to meet stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. Just as thrilling was being lifted into the air by Tai the elephant, who depicts circus elephant Rosie in the movie, due April 15.

“Her trainer told me to hug her trunk,” says Gruen, “so I did, and suddenly I was 7 feet in the air. She gave me many kisses, probably because I always carry mints for my horses, so I was slipping her candy every time I got a chance.”

Gruen, her husband and three sons were cast as extras in a scene in which the circus performers and animals parade down the streets in Weehawken, N.J.

“We retook that scene I think 18 times,” Gruen recalls. “I’m the one Rob Pattinson (who plays veterinarian Jacob Jankowski) elbows past and says, ‘Excuse me, ma’am’ to.”

As for Christoph Waltz, who plays an abusive animal trainer, Gruen says: “I watched a scene being filmed when he was ‘beating’ Rosie. From the side of the road, it was very obvious that he wasn’t going anywhere near her, but from behind the bank of monitors, it was extremely convincing.”

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Sara Gruen, Author of Water For Elephants, Speaks About Robert Pattinson   1 comment

Were you poking yourself when “Water for Elephants” was contracted to become a movie, and when some little actors by the names of Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon agreed to be in it?

I have to stop and pause and knock on wood right now. The closer it comes to being real, the more superstitious I get. It’s Hollywood. It can all go poof, still. Things are looking as good as they can.

Are you involved with the project at all?

They’re letting us have the whole family in it as a cameo. I think we’re all going to be on in the midway or something. My kids are really excited about that, and I am, too, because that sounds like so much fun. I asked (the producers), and they said sure. So we’ll be in the background in a restaurant or on the midway and be a fast thing (on screen), but we’ll know where it is and the kids will be excited.

What do the three kids think now about mom’s career? Did the cinema thing raise your stature in their eyes?

No. I think the Robert Pattinson thing raised the stature of my oldest child in the school because all the girls are crazy about him. My 9-year-old asks me every time I get back from a book signing if I wrote a new book. He thinks I write a book a day. He has no concept of what I do.

If you haven’t read the book yet it’s a must read and you can order here on Amazon.

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