Archive for March 24, 2011

Still of Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Tai and “Queenie” Now in HQ

We posted this new Water for Elephants still of Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Tai and Queenie yesterday but it was tiny. Here’s the HQ version.

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Robert Pattinson Speaks About How Water for Elephants Was a ‘No-Brainer’

From BoxOfficeMagazine.com:

You’re incredibly busy. What is it about Water for Elephants that made you decide this was the film you wanted to do next?

When I first met Francis, we met at the elephant sanctuary where Tai the elephant lived. I got along with him really, really well in the car. We arrived at this place, met the elephant and he was showing us all the tricks that it was going to do in the movie—it was such an incredible day and just the environment of being around elephants was the first major thing. I loved the idea of working on such a peaceful set because just being around them is incredibly peaceful. Also, having done so many stressful things over the previous year, when I read the script and the book and loved them both, it just felt like I could add something to it. Then it had Reese and Christoph on it and I felt like you can’t really get a better cast, and that was about it. I thought it was kind of a no-brainer, really.

It’s interesting to hear you talk about the animals because one scene that stands out is the first time you walk through and meet all the animals by yourself. You just seemed so comfortable in that circus environment.

There was something about where we were shooting and just the wildness the story created—there’s something kind of magical about it. We were shooting out in the middle of the desert and everything was in this authentic ’30s circus tent and there was hardly any kind of modern day film equipment anywhere. You could really believe that you’re in the ’30s. There was just something about the way the light comes through the tent. There’s this real mystic quality and then there’s extremely hot, tired animals, exotic animals in these period cages. There is something incredibly beautiful and strange when you see a hyena and tigers and zebras and they’re all in the same room together all passed out sleeping—and a baby giraffe at the end. One thing about that scene specifically, the baby giraffe was completely clueless to the fact that there’s the tiger in one cage and lion in the other cage directly opposite it. They’re both staring at the giraffe during the scene and I was just trying to make the giraffe not realize what was happening and keep him looking in one direction.

That sounds like a metaphor for something, although I’m not exactly sure what.

It’s funny because the giraffe wasn’t born in the wild or anything so it had no idea of the threats posed about four feet away from him. I mean, everyone always talks about, “Never work with children and never work with animals,” but I just found that it’s always been a part of me. I enjoy working with children and animals more than adults the majority of the time because they’re a constant source of inspiration because they’re just doing their own thing. They don’t know they’re in a movie.

They’re the ultimate method actors.

They’re really, really, into their characters. [Laughs]

As a kid, did you want to run away with the circus?

Not really. I only went to the circus once when I was about six or something. The clowns were in this little car and the car door blew off and my sister told me that the clown had died, which is completely untrue but I thought it was true up until a year ago. I think that was one of the things that set me off from ever going to the circus again. It’s funny because so many people always think the circus is creepy and then you watch Water for Elephants and it doesn’t seem even like a circus, really. Some people have asked me, “Is it scary? Are there freaky clowns?” No. Why is that the first thing that comes to your head when you think about a circus? That is just very strange.

So many people are afraid of clowns. What happened to them when they were kids?

I know. It’s so weird. Maybe in my generation, most people want to be miserable all the time so they’re scared of someone trying to make them laugh. One of my favorite movies was It when I was younger. I kind of always liked the idea of a psycho clown.

I think I actually do blame ‘It’ for a lot of that. I remember watching that when I was really young and just being terrified—especially of spiders, too.

I watched it again recently and it’s really not very scary. I was terrified of it when I was younger for years.

My parents let me read that book when I was ten. I don’t know what they were thinking. I wanted to ask you, this film has such an American feel to it. Since you’re from London, I was wondering what you drew on to give it this great ’30s frontier spirit?

I think it’s always been my favorite period of America. Whenever I’m driving through the countryside in America and just see flat land going for ages and ages and tiny little towns with their little gas station and stuff. That’s what my idea of America is. I never think about New York or any of the cities. That’s what it seems to me. That period, that’s the end of the Wild West. That energy I find really attractive. I like the idea of romanticizing America because England in the ’30s, there’s nothing I particularly want to romanticize. There’s something about America at that point in time that seems very symbolic of hope for some reason. As soon as I saw the way Jack Fisk the production designer created the sets, and also just the days and the times of the day we chose to shoot on-we were always shooting in magic hour-it just felt incredibly American all the time and I really liked it. I don’t know if you could make a modern movie feel the same. I don’t what you do to make something seem really American if it was modern day. Before the ’40s, people are essentially still cowboys and that’s what Americans are to me. And then it became all white picket fences and something totally different. But the ’30s are cool.

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Detagged and Black & White Stills of Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon & Christoph Waltz From Entertainment Weekly

I de-tagged the new stills of Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon from Entertainment Weekly for you guys. I also made a few black & whites. I’ll try to do the cover soon  😉

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Full Entertainment Weekly Interview with Robert Pattinson

Write up from the scans of the interview in EW Magazine:

“Pattinson says that signing on to Elephants, directed by I am Legend’s Francis Lawrence, was a no brainer, and that he’s considering his post-Twilight career very carefully- though ultimately he knows whatever will be, will be. “It’s impossible to predict anything,” he sighs before grinning. “When it all goes down the toilet, you can just weep.” After the labour intensive shoot for the final two Twilight films, Breaking Dawn parts 1 & 2 (in theatres Nov 2011 & Nov 2011), wraps in April, he’ll start shooting David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, with Juliette Binoche and Paul Giamatti. “He’s an incredibly hard working person with an incredible work ethic,” says Witherspoon. “He doesn’t ever complain. Not once. Which is sort of lower than the national average for actors. They’re always complaining. Especially the men!”

Twilight lovers will be happy to know that Pattinson is as good looking and thick-maned in person as he appears on screen. But they shouldn’t confuse him with any of the broody characters he’s played. He’s talkative and laughs easily- about the intense fame that’s followed him since Twilight became a phenomenon (“How is this still a story? It’s boring.”), about the darkness of the Breaking Dawn movies (“It’s going to be sooo weird.”), and most of all, at himself. “I’d love to play a big fat person,” he says, contemplating a different look in a post-Edward Cullen era. No doubt it would just mean more of him to love.

EW: You and Tai, the elephant, have a special bond in Water for Elephants. Do you think she’ll remember you at our photo shoot tomorrow?

Robert Pattinson: I don’t know. I’m terrified that she won’t. I’ll be so so happy if she does.

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Robert Pattinson on the cover of Style Magazine (Italy)

Robert Pattinson is on the cover of the Italian Style Magazine

From Style Magazine:

The April issue of Style – on sale tomorrow with Il Corriere della Sera – is dedicated to the new stars of Hollywood. A generation of actors born in the 80s who stand out for their soft elegance and total secretiveness about their private lives.

The cover is dedicated to Robert Pattinson: the 24 year old British actor who emigrated to Hollywood and gained worldwide fame playing the pale vampire in the Twilight saga.

He now represents a new masculinity that is distant from the machismo of the 80s and in a long interview to Style he declares: “Luxury hotels, hot models and designers buzzing around me? All of them are traps, I want a quiet life.” The actor continues: “I’m not interested in casual relationships, I need to get to know people. I’m not making an existential statement: I just want a family with two or three kids”.

Meanwhile, like his colleagues Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield and Alexander Fehling, he brought a new, fresh, surprising male identity also to that subculture of fans who, via Facebook, made a star of him.

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USA Today: Robert Pattinson talks about ‘Water for Elephants’ and ‘Breaking Dawn’

From USA Today:

Lions and tigers and bears! (Cue the ‘Oh my!’) Those are real animals, not CGI, in Robert Pattinson’s new circus flick Water for Elephants, co-starring Reese Witherspoon (it’s out April 22). But with all those carnivores prowling around the 1930s-themed set, you’ll never believe which animal Pattinson feared most.

The horses.

Scarier than having to throw meat into a lion’s cage? “I had to get knocked down by a horse. That was terrifying,” Patz tells USA TODAY’s Andrea Mandell. “It was just one split second but (it was) a fully grown stallion…I’m kind of relatively scared of horses as well. I’m just glad I didn’t have to ride any of them. I’m not particularly good at horse riding.”

On a short break from shooting Breaking Dawn in Vancouver, he also offered up some Edward Cullen-style gossip. The main story line is “so far outside of the box,” he says.”It’s really different from the other ones. There are some days on set just watching you go ‘How is this going to be PG-13?'” he said with a laugh. “It’s like totally ridiculous.”

Haven’t read Twilight‘s fourth novel? Read no further.

Pattinson confirms he and Stewart have filmed the birth scene, and with a laugh, says the shooting was “kind of hilarious.”

He explains: “She has to have this pregnant suit on all the time, that was probably more annoying for her,” he said. That’s not the only change you’ll see in Bella.

“I can’t give too much away but there’s some bits, especially towards the end of the movie, she’s just like the polar opposite of any of the other (films),” he says. “I mean, she’s a different person, which is cool. She looks completely different. She looks probably the most convincing vampire out of all of us.”

Meaning what, exactly? “A lot of us look like we’re just from Mars,” said Pattinson. “She’s kind of the smallest one, but she suits being a vampire.”

Next up: Breaking Dawn‘s wedding shoot, scheduled for April. “That’s a hard scene too,” he told us. Not to mention the flood of paparazzi who will try to get a shot of Bella and Edward headed down the aisle. “It’s been OK in Vancouver in terms of people showing up and trying to get stuff,” says Rob. “I have a feeling the wedding is going to be the one with (paparazzi) parasailing in.” Talk about a money shot.

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