At the London premiere of the movie “Water For Elephants” the main cast and the director speak about their experience with circus animals.
R-Patz seemed very fascinated with the oddities of the animal kingdom. When talking to the reporter about shooting with wild animals he says, amused:
“uhm … elephants giggle, that’s one thing … the camel has a black tongue … I can’t think of anything else now” he says laughing.
His Hollywood star colleague, who is already a veteran in the film business, shares with the press her own encounters with the wild life:
“There are so many animals. They are so unpredictable.” And confesses she had a great experience with a lion cub.
“I had a great experience with a baby lion, at the very end of the filming … that was kind of amazing. He was like clawing my thigh. It was great”.
Director Frances Lawrence had a different experience with other animals that remained into his memory:
“I’ve learned that zebras are mean. Zebras are the worst. Everything else we can deal with. Zebras are I believe untrainable and are the worst.”
The movie was premiered on Sunday, April 17at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. It is an ecranization of the popular historical novel which bares the same name, written by Sara Gruen.
The action follows a veterinary school student named Jacob (played by Pattinson), who abbandons his studies and joins a circus around the time of the Great Depression. He sees Marlena (payed by Reese Witherspoon), a star performer and instantly falls in love with her. She, however, is married to a charismatic but cruel animal trainer named August (played by Christoph Waltz), a man who will stand in the way of their pursuit of lasting love.
Pattinson not only has been fascinated by the wild animals around him during the shooting of the movie, but aslo by the scenery and the lack of modern society traces:
“It felt like it was kind of magical in many ways, because we were out in the desert shooting, he said. “There was nothing from the modern world around. It was a different experience for me. It wasn’t in a studio or anything.”