Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has said that working with an elephant in her upcoming movie Water For Elephants was one of the best experiences of her career.
The Legally Blonde star loved working alongside the animal as it was both dangerous and challenging, Contactmusic reported.
“It was one of the best experiences of my career. I worked with her for three months just training. I had to get into shape – I had no harness, no safety equipment, nothing.”
“It was literally just me and the elephant and I had to climb onto her. She’s 10 feet tall and over 900lbs, and it was this exercise in trust. It’s a really beautiful thing where you learn to communicate with a creature non-verbally. She’s the big star of the movie,” Witherspoon said.
The film sees the actress essaying the role of a circus performer whose horse dies, putting her act in jeopardy, until her husband buys her an elephant.
The 34-year-old actress added that the giant creature helps bring her character closer to co-star Robert Pattinson in the film.
“Robert Pattinson’s character comes in and he’s a vet and we end up being very interested in each other. It’s very romantic and beautiful,” she added.
Reese Witherspoon may be an Oscar-winner, but she insists her worldwide success hasn’t made her extravagant. Instead, she has kept the principles of her frugal upbringing in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She explained: “I’m pretty good with money. I’m really thrifty. I grew up in a really thrifty family so i don’t spend a lot of money on things that are frivolous.
“I have a house, two cars, I have a regular life.”
While she says she leads a “regular life,” 34-year-old Reese — who recently announced her engagement to Hollywood agent Jim Toth — recently splashed out on a barn for the pets she keeps with her children.
She said: “I’m building a barn. I think it’s cool. I really do have animal friends, I have donkeys, I have goats, I have pigs.
“I wanted the donkeys to be called Honky Tonk and Badonkadonk but the kids weren’t so into it.
“Do I milk them? No. The goats are kind of worthless. They’re pretty nasty and don’t do anything. But I have chickens and they provide eggs.”
I’ve added another 60 HQs from Wednesday’s How Do You Know photocall in Berlin! Some of these are HQ replacements of pictures we previously had, and the rest are completely new to the site. There are some great shots in there.
For the fashion fans, Reese is wearing a Giambattista Valli dress with a necklace by Irene Neuwirth and Prada shoes.
Reese is now in Paris, so hopefully we’ll get a premiere or photocall from there over the weekend (or even tonight!).
- Public Appearances > Events in 2011 > “How Do You Know” Berlin Photocall
Sony Pictures have released some video footage from Wednesday’s How Do You Know Photocall in Berlin. It’s pretty funny hearing the photographers shouting at her and telling her where to look … Miss Reese is a pro at it by now though
Screencaps coming soon!
Way back last December Reese appeared on Letteman to promote How Do You Know (watch the video here), and I have now added exclusive HD screencaps from the appearance for you! These are thanks to my ever-amazing friend Brianne. Reese looks absolutely gorgeous (love the red dress!) and is as animated and funny as ever.
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Robert Pattinson’s new movie, Water For Elephants has had its UK release date pushed back from April to May.
The movie, which also stars Reese Witherspoon is based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen and is directed by I Am Legend’s Francis Lawrence.
The movie is set in the Great Depression and tells the story of Jacob, a poor veterinary student who begins work for a travelling circus.
The movie was due for release on April 22 but has now been pushed back to May 4 in the UK and Ireland.
For our 3rd update of the day, I have a nice little photoshoot treat for you! Thanks to my friend Maria, I’ve been able to add 6 gorgeous out-takes from the photoshoot Reese did for Entertainment Weekly late last year. Reese looks stunning in them! These photos were obtained for Glamour Reese Witherspoon, so please enjoy them here and don’t repost elsewhere.
We still don’t have scans from this magazine, so if anyone is willing to help out and contribute them then please give me a shout! Otherwise I’ll scan my copy when I finally get my scanner fixed
I’ve also added a few new magazine clippings from this year, all contributed by Mirik. One of these clippings includes a new photoshoot image of Reese that I hadn’t seen before. Hopefully we’ll get to see more from that shoot in the near future.
EDIT: Thanks to Maria we have an additional 10 photos from the Entertainment Weekly photoshoot! All just as stunning as the previous 6!
I’ve made screencaps from the official How Do You Know site, mainly because there are a a lot of beautiful photos on there that we haven’t seen anywhere else!
- Movies > How Do You Know? > Official Site Screencaptures
As I posted about last weekend, Water For Elephants is undergoing a few last minute re-shoots. Director Francis Lawrence said on his Twitter that these re-shoots are for the following reason:
shooting a couple little additions and a surprise for the end!!! We’re almost done. Couldn’t be happier.
Needless to say the photographers were out in full force, and therefore I’ve added over 100 new photos from the filming last Friday and Saturday! There are some really amazing and very cute photos of Reese petting and feeding some little lion cubs in there, as well as some great shots of Reese & Robert Pattinson filming.
For all of the Robert Pattinson fans counting down the days until your favorite actor hits the big screen again, know that there’s now just about three months (94 days, to be exact) until the “Twilight” hunk’s next movie, “Water for Elephants,” opens.
When MTV News caught up with Pattinson at Sunday’s Golden Globes (he co-presented the award for Best Foreign Film), we asked whether he thought “Elephants” was a big stepping-stone for him, acting-wise.
“I think so,” he said. “It definitely felt like I was doing a big movie when I was doing it and it felt totally different from doing something within the ‘Twilight’ world because now it just seems so familiar, the ‘Twilight’ stuff. It’s just like going to a normal job, doing that,” he explained of playing vampire Edward Cullen in the franchise.
Pattinson’s “Elephants” co-star Reese Witherspoon told MTV News recently that she couldn’t help but agree with millions of fans about one thing: “He is extraordinarily attractive,” she told us. “I’m not gonna lie.”
Witherspoon shares a kiss with RPattz in the upcoming film and a new photo of the two in a lip-lock may make more than a few “Twilight” fans jealous.
But Witherspoon was quick to add that Pattinson is attractive both inside — and out.
“Robert is such a great guy from a great family,” she told us last month. “That’s the thing that’s so funny. He’s not really this bad boy; he’s just a great guy and really worked hard on ‘Water for Elephants.’ He really worked long hours, long days. He looks totally different in the movie.”