Reese Witherspoon’s March 26 wedding to agent Jim Toth was one of the most talked about events of 2011 so far, and the actress spilled details on how it feels to have her private life in the public spotlight.
“I think you don’t really understand why people are interested in you or your life or your personal life, but I gave up trying to figure out a long time ago,” Reese told “The Insider” co-host Kevin Frazier. “And now it really is like a gift in my life. I feel like I’m always met with a lot of positive energy and people wanting to hug me or feel good about me.”
Reese stars in ‘Water for Elephants’ alongside Robert Pattinson, playing a married woman who engages in a love affair with Robert, who plays a circus animal caretaker. The two have a few steamy love scenes, but the actors leaked that it may not have been as sexy as it seemed.
“I never had a love scene with a person that sick in my entire life,” said Reese. “He was like infectiously ill.”
In addition to Robert’s unhealthy state, Reese also had to contend with the general dirtiness of the set while filming in the desert, but she had no complaints.
“It was very authentic,” said Reese. “It was very much like the Dust Bowl and California in the 1930s… The privilege and the opportunity of getting to make a movie that’s so interesting – you know, movies don’t come along like this very often – and it’s just such a great story.”
‘Water for Elephants’ stampedes into theaters April 22.
Reese Witherspoon wed agent Jim Toth on March 26, but she was right back to work on Sunday, April 3 talking to ET correspondent Chris Jacobs about her marriage and new movie with Robert Pattinson.
“It’s good,” Reese said of the first week of her marriage. “Now I’m working. How did that happen?”
In her new movie ‘Water for Elephants,’ Reese plays a married star performer in a circus who catches the attention of a young animal caretaker, played by ‘Twilight’ star Robert and the two dished on their steamy on-screen chemistry.
Reese joked that the key for performing their love scenes was to approach the situation “slowly.” The actress may have become embarrassed when Robert revealed that previous to their big screen love affair, the two played mother and son in a movie when Robert was 17 and Reese was 27.
“How ’bout that?” said Reese. “Somebody said to me, ‘Was it totally weird, like, being so much older than Rob?’ And I was like, ‘I’m not that much older than Rob.’”
‘Water For Elephants’ stampedes into theaters April 22. Click the video to see Reese talk about her kids playing with the animals on set.
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Reese Witherspoon & Robert Pattinson Fall In Love On ‘Water For Elephants’
Are Reese Witherspoon & Robert Pattinson Going On A Road Trip To The ACM Awards?
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — “Water for Elephants” co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson had a busy day on Sunday.
The gorgeous pair spent most of the day conducting press interviews for their stunning new period romance, then were headed to Las Vegas immediately after to present an award at the 46th Academy of Country Music Awards.
However, the beautiful blonde said she and R-Pattz had plans to scrap the quick flight in exchange for a rough ‘n’ tumble road trip.
“We’re actually going to drive,” Reese jokingly told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at the “Water for Elephants” junket in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday, of her and Robert’s impending jaunt to Sin City for the awards. “I’ve got a six-pack and he’s bringing the cigarettes. We’re going to rage like, with an iPod. I’m going to blast the country music – he’s super-duper into it.”
“Damn it — we said it!” Robert added, playing along.
Although the Oscar winning actress married her fiancé, Jim Toth, just one week ago, she’s had to postpone her honeymoon for the time being due to her busy work schedule – but Robert revealed Reese doesn’t mind.
“This is a honeymoon,” Robert answered for Reese, laughing.
“This is a honeymoon! Come on — in here with all of you?” Reese added, laughing. “I will be on my honeymoon soon, and none of you are invited.
“Rob wants to go with me [on the honeymoon] — he’s hinted all day,” Reese told Shaun. “And I have to say, ‘No, you can’t come…’ He’s needed on the set.”
Shaun also confronted Reese with a little known onscreen connection between her and her “Twilight” hunk co-star – the two actually worked together, as mother and son, on Reese’s 2004 drama, “Vanity Fair,” but Robert was left on the cutting room floor.
“Go ahead – tell her,” Reese grimaced.
“Reese played my grandmother,” Robert deadpanned.
“It was bad enough – I played his mother in a movie,” Reese laughed.
“I got cut out of it and she looked like a 15-year-old at the time,” Robert told Shaun. “I didn’t understand what was going on at the time while we were shooting it, and then I was invited to the premiere and I was cut out of it.”
Catch Reese and Robert on the 46th ACM Awards on Sunday at 8 PM on CBS.