REESE Witherspoon says it was a “nightmare” having to ride a horse in her new movie Water for Elephants.
The actress admits wearing tights while on the animal hurt her legs!
“I trained to ride an elephant for about three months before filming but I was always wearing jeans,” says Reese.
“So when I showed up on set and I actually had to get up there in tights I was like ‘Ouch!’ My legs felt like they were getting stabbed by little needles. It was a nightmare.”
Reese recently talked about working with Robert Pattinson on Water for Elephants.
I am so lucky. He’s so amazing and wonderful and sweet and just the nicest guy too, so you can just add that to the soup,” she revealed. “I mean, he’s just so good looking and he’s a really nice person.
“We’ll probably just laugh the whole time, because all we do is just laugh and joke around.”
A few new details/quotes relating to Water For Elephants have arisen from recent interviews, mainly with Robert Pattinson, recently. Here they are whittled down for you:
Water for Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon tackles Pattinson’s rabid fans. “I’d never seen anything like that, ever,” Witherspoon told the magazine. “They were waiting at five o’clock in the morning to see him. Young girls. Where are their mothers?”
It is also expected that Robert Pattinson and co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz will be in attendance of a Berlin, Germany premiere on April 27.
# Reese Witherspoon loved Tai. They have a routine together in the movie, so she trained with Tai for countless hours over many weeks.
# Tai would recognize Rob and Reese because they spent so much time together on the set.
Robert Pattinson on the movie, speaking to Ryan Seacrest:
“It’s sort of a big beautiful old-fashioned love story . . . set in the ‘30s . . . me and Reese Witherspoon playing lovers, it’s very sweet,” he elaborated. One of the interesting stories coming off of his work on the film has been his strong working relationship with and respect for the movie’s elephant, Tai, which portrays “Rosie,” an important and influential circus creature.
“It’s completely amazing . . . working with kids or elephants . . . they’re the most kind of sophisticated, gentle creatures you could hope to work with. I mean right from the very first day . . . when I met Tai who plays Rosie in the movie . . . she was with five or six other elephants, and it is kind of intimidating in the beginning, especially when they’re standing on their back legs. . . I got carried around in her mouth and stuff . . . and you suddenly realize how incredible they are,” he said.
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson share a smooch and more in the upcoming ‘Water for Elephants,’ and the onscreen lovebirds are talking about their forbidden movie romance with ET! They also share a nugget of obscure movie trivia — they were once cast in a film as mother and son!
In ‘Water for Elephants,’ Reese plays the married star performer in a circus who catches the attention of a bachelor animal caretaker, played by ‘Twilight’ star Rob. When ET visited the Los Angeles set during production on the film last summer, Reese rode atop an enormous elephant for a scene involving an elaborate 1930s parade.
Reese gushed about sharing love scenes with Rob, proclaiming, “I am so lucky. He’s so amazing and wonderful and sweet and just the nicest guy too, so you can just add that to the soup. I mean, he’s just so good looking and he’s a really nice person.”
Rob said the pair hadn’t yet shot their love scenes, but shared, “Reese has only got two days [of work] left [on the film]. So … they must expect me to be very professional about it.” He also gave a tidbit about one love scene — he says it ends with his character getting beaten up!
Reese Witherspoon spends every birthday in the spa.
The 34-year-old actress – who has two children, Ava, 11, and Deacon, seven, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe – marks her special day in the same way every year, relaxing with a close friend and indulging in her favourite treats.
She said: “Every year on my birthday, I go with my best girlfriend to a spa, get facials and massages, drink Champagne, and eat cake.
“We’re both moms, so to take four hours out of the day to gossip and catch up is really fun.”
Though Reese takes care of her appearance, she admits she still falls foul of the occasional beauty disaster.
In an interview with the British edition of Glamour magazine, she explained: “I recently dyed my eyebrows for a movie, so I have to pencil them in. It’s a pain, but they look funny if I don’t. Don’t ever dye your eyebrows.”
As well as disliking what her role in ‘Water For Elephants’ did to her eyebrows, Reese is also recovering from the impact her work has had on her hair.
She said: “I’m enjoying having longer hair again. I cut and dyed it white over the summer for a movie, so I’m taking vitamins and willing it to grow.”
Going directly to book fans, 20th Century Fox will debut a new trailer for Water for Elephants exclusively on Amazon.com on Thursday.
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The trailer will be posted on Amazon at 5 p.m. PST. Simultaneously, a 60-second promo will air on American Idol directing viewers to watch the trailer on Amazon.
It’s only the second time that Amazon has featured a full-length movie trailer on its website after Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight.
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz, Water for Elephants is based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel.
Fox releases Water on Elephants on April 22. Frances Lawrence directed from an adapted screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.
Gil Netter, Erwin Stoff and Andrew R. Tennenbaum produced.
The first batch of photos from last night’s Oscars have now been added to the Gallery! Reese looked stunning I think … I was wondering what kind of look she’d go for this year, and I was so happy to see she’d gone for a full-on sexy and glamorous look. I was a little in awe when I first saw her appear on the red carpet on my TV screen! This may be one of new favourite looks of hers. She’s wearing Armani Privé, with Neil Lane jewellery (love those emerald earrings!). Once inside the ceremony, Reese presented the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, which (deservedly) went to her American Psycho co-star Christian Bale for his role in The Fighter. After presenting him with the award she posed backstage with him in the press room.
Post-ceremony, Miss Reese headed on over to the Vanity Fair After Party, where she was seen chatting to her good friend Michelle Williams, as well as Michelle’s BFF Busy Phillips, and Elizabeth Banks. Her fiance Jim Toth was also with her. It looks like she had a fun time!
So, onto Gallery updates! I’ve added 49 exclusive HQs from the red carpet/show/press room, as well as photos from the Vanity Fair Party, and of Reese rehearsing her presentation the day before. And further down this post is a video of the Best Supporting Actor presentation. This is just the very start of our coverage – check back tomorrow for tons more photos, videos, as well as any tidbits/quotes/articles/etc I may find.
And don’t forget to leave a comment to tell us what you thought of Reese’s look!
- Public Appearances > Events in 2011 > The Academy Awards – Rehearsal
- Public Appearances > Events in 2011 > The Academy Awards
- Public Appearances > Events in 2011 > The Academy Awards – Vanity Fair After Party
It’s the big night!! Oscar night is upon us, and Reese has walked the red carpet and she is looking absolutely stunning in a black and white dress with her hair up. Below is the first photo, and I will probably update this post with a few more pics throughout the night, and then start full coverage with gallery updates, videos, articles and tidbits etc. starting from tomorrow.
Reese is presenting the award for Best Supporting Actor, which I think will be quite early on in the show.
I have to say, the photos online so far do not do justice to Reese’s look – she looked 10x more beautiful on the TV red carpet show!
For our final Walk The Line week special, I’ve added almost 150 HQ photos from various Oscar events back in 2006! These are from the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, and the red carpet and show on Oscar night itself. While Reese’s Oscar dress is not my favourite look of hers, her hair and and make-up are stunning. And that little gold man she has on stage is a pretty awesome accessory too
As you can imagine there are trillions of photos from Oscar night so the rest of them will be added as I go through and re-add all the old appearances, which I will be starting on as soon as this years Oscar season is over
Enjoy the photos of Reese on her special night!
And remember, the next update here will be some very new Oscar photos, as Miss Reese is set to attend the ceremony tomorrow night, where she will be presenting the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Make sure you check back in here tomorrow night for all the coverage!
- Public Appearances > Events in 2006 > Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon
- Public Appearances > Events in 2006 > Academy Awards – Red Carpet
- Public Appearances > Events in 2006 > Academy Awards – Show
No introduction here is needed – 29 HQ stills of Reese looking dazzling in Walk The Line have been added to the Gallery!
- Movies > Walk the Line > Stills
Our Walk The Line week continues today with 140 HQ photos from the premiere of the film for the AFI Film Festival Opening Night Gala back in November 2005. Reese looks absolutely stunning here! I adore her dress, hair and make-up – definitely one of my favourite looks of hers. Classy, sexy and very pretty. Plus, she and Ryan, and she and Joaquin look lovely together
- Public Appearances > Events in 2005 > “Walk The Line” AFI Film Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere