~Rob Pattinson meets his WFE co-star~

This is an excerpt from Rob Pattinson’s Details Magazine story where Rob is interviewed by Jenny Lumet: Excerpt – (Quote) “He is unsure whether to feel guilty, to bask in it all, or both. Thing is, there aren’t any rules for a life as extraordinary as his is right now. He tells me an elephant story. Not the one about Barcelona elephants—one about some he’d met recently in California.

“Did you know elephants purr? It’s completely scary if you don’t know what it is. They purr like cats, but their heads are so deep they sound like velociraptors. You feel it in the ground under your feet. So this big female started sniffing my foot—big female elephant, that is. She sniffed it so hard it came up off the pavement like her trunk was a vacuum cleaner. Then she took my entire body in her mouth. I was holding on to her head, and as I slowly let go she tightened her grip really carefully until I’m just upside down in her mouth and she’s going through my pockets with her trunk, looking for peppermints. It was the best day of my life.”

So you gave up control to an elephant, got groped, mugged, had your candy tugged at—and it was glorious?

“Yeah. So beautiful you can’t imagine. And the baby elephantwas so excited that it sprinted out and did its routine in five seconds and then curtsied to everybody. It was actually laughing. Brilliant. Did you know they can also do imitations of other animals? A horse, a chicken, a monkey—these elephantscould, anyway. They were movie elephants. One had written a screenplay, and one really wants to direct.” He laughs. He was in Los Angeles, in discussions to star with Sean Penn (we now know that Sean has opted out of WFE and the part of August will be played by Christoph Waltz) in Water for Elephants, an adaptation of Sara Gruen’s novel. The elephantsare actors like him, and he wonders if he might, on some cosmic level, be a bit like them.

“Do you know how they die? The elephantguy told me their molars get ground down from eating wood but regenerate like six times. And after that they slowly starve to death. Which is poignant, but that must also be what gives them time to get to the elephant graveyard. They’re incredibly designed creatures. I mean, people hang on way too fucking long. If I knew that when my teeth fell out, that was it . . . Wow. The best day of my life. Beautiful, beautiful day.” (Source)

Published on March 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm  Comments (10)  

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  1. I must say that I read WFE simply because I knew Rob was going to star in the movie. Sara Gruen’s book was fantastic and no doubt, Rob will draw a huge following to this deserving story, cast and crew. The elephant excerpts posted here were delightful to read. Thanks, Rob!
    All in all, this web site has been so generously entertaining and invigorates quite a bit of excitement for the film. I would so love to be at the premiere to meet all of you in person. Best wishes.

  2. So happy that Rob Pattinson is playing Jacob in the movie. He is perfect for the role and will do justice to the book. I’ve read that Rob is very much committed to a role once chosen. He is one amazing actor and it helps also that he is very easy on the eye. This is one circus I will not miss.

  3. I just got done reading the book today! it was such a amazzzing story couldnt put it down! rob is PERFECT for jacob and i cant wait to see everything on the big screen!

  4. Having Met Rob at Remember Me Premiere in London, the vibe from him, is one of nervous excitement and warmth!! He is such a genuine guy and very giving to his fans!
    I am looking forward to seeing this film, especially after hearing about his adventures with the Elephants. Best Wishes and remember Relax and Enjoy and Breathe!! :-))

  5. i can’t believe robert did that! he indeed continues to amaze me! he’s such a full-of-surprise guy. i’ve read the book and finished it in 24 hours! i hope there’s a video of this robert meet rosie :) that’ll be hilarious! love rob soooo much :)

  6. Such an awesome book, and such an awesome, unique young man to play the role of Jacob. I adore this book, and can’t wait to see it come to life on the big screen. I loved Rob in Remember Me, and know he is going to be fantastic in WFE. Hope they cast the big female elephant, from this article, as Rosie. She and Rob seem to have great chemistry!

    • I know right? I thought the same thing. And what he said about the baby elephant was so sweet. just can’t wait!

  7. Robert Pattinson is assuredly one truly unique creature. I love what he says in this interview about his time with the elephants; he’s said so many times how much he loves animals… no doubt a Taurean trait. We might love how beautiful he looks, he sings, even his odd, quirky gestures, but who can possibly dislike a personality as genuine and unafraid as his? I wish him more “beautiful” days, whether or it involves hanging upside down in an elephant’s mouth. Best wishes with your next project; we look forward to seeing it!

    • I couldn’t have said it better….I feel the same about him. He just seems so genuine, the quirky gestures, the laughs, the side glances they are what make him, him and I too cannot wait to see this movie and any other movie he is going to be in. Thank you Robert for taking the time to do movies that you want to make and not what everyone else wants you to make!!! You will be brilliant.

      • Well said Kelli , well said!!! Rob will do an awesome job on this film. The connection that he already has with the Rosie is so sweet. Lets check this sight often!!

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