Here is more from Robert Pattinson’s interview with Empire Magazine. I’m really loving all the new Rob interviews!
Monday July 19, 2010. Empire is in LA, on the backlot of 20th Century Fox. Behind the studio’s towering HQ – Better known as die hard’s Nakatomi Plaza – in blazing sunshine. Today, we are lucky enough to witness one of the biggest street scenes filmed here since acres of the company’s real estate were sold off in 1961 to foot the runaway costs of it’s epic Cleopatra.To read the complete article click HERE . Transcription provided by the Irish Twilight Sisters
The cobbled streets are teeming with extras, all dressed in 1930s city mode – frills and brollies for the women, boots and braces for the boys – and there’s a palpable air of excitement. Which is understandable, because, for once in Hollywood, the circus really is coming to town.
At the end of a salvo of jugglers, clowns and acrobats lumblers an elephant, balancing Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, one of the town’s most bankable actresses, on it’s head. Dressed in a striking ringmaster’s outfit, Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterd’s unforgettable villain, theatrically parades her. And just out of our sightline, in a full chino combo, Robert Pattinson, Twilight icon and global superstar, is bringing up the rear. This, Empire thinks, this is the magic of the movies!
Thursday February 17, 2011. Empire is in Fox’s Little Theatre, a short walk from the street corner where this lavish, no-expense-spared scene was shot. Originally, we were only supposed to see a few scenes from the film in question – Water For Elephants, a glossy adaptation of Sara Gruen’s bestseller – but now we’re seeing the whole movie! The film unfolds and Empire breathlessly awaits the scene. OUR SCENE! And waits… and waits… and waits. Then suddenly, after a good 80 minutes at least, it whizzes by. In the middle of a montage. For all of, what, ten seconds.
Friday February 18, 2011. Empire sits in the Four Seasons hotel with Pattinson. He, too, only recently noticed this, while doing some additional voice recording for the movie.
“I was like ‘Oh,’” he says, his shoulders falling for comic effect. He sighs, in a small voice, “I really liked that scene…”
By rights, Pattinson shouldn’t even be here. He, more then anyone, knows the dangers of the editing process, having been snipped completely from his very first movie (more on that later). But instead, thanks to a guilty conscience, a tax bill and a book he’d never heard of, the Barnes-born actor is, at just 24, one of the biggest deals on the planet.
The way he tells it, he just muddled his way through. He even says he came to star in Water For Elephants, his biggest gamble yet, by chance.