Well, they are still MQ, and only 7, but now without the vanity fair tag :)
There was an embankment with a train track on the top. All the trailers were on one side, and then the circus world was on the other. Once you walked over the tracks, there would be a camera, but that was the only thing from the 21st Century. You could stand on the tracks and look over at everything, and you were in the ‘30s. We were out in the middle of the desert in Fillmore, and there was nothing else around. There was an orchard. We were in the ‘30s. Jack Fisk, the production designer, used authentic pegs and the ropes. Every single thing which built the world was all totally real. And, authentic period underpants do actually help, as well. I actually wore them every single day. Jacqueline West, the costume designer, was unbelievable. Almost everything was real. Every pair of jeans were all from the ‘20s and ‘30s. It was crazy.
Hollywood Outbreak‘s Article
With his new film Water For Elephants, Robert Pattinson stars as Jacob circus veterinarian who falls in love with Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), the wife of an ill-tempered ringmaster (Christoph Waltz). Based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling Depression-era set novel, the picture was directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) and shot by renowned cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Amores Perros, Brokeback Mountain).
“I think it definitely has a lot of romantic elements to it,” said Pattinson, when asked what his fans should love about Water For Elephants. “I think it’s a pretty beautiful movie, I think it’s different to a lot of other stuff that’s come out. I haven’t seen anything like it in a few years. When I was making it I felt like I was being transported somewhere else and hopefully that will be captured in the movie.”
Robert is no fool. Wherever you are, the English actor, 24 years old invests on the role of romantic hero. It’s like that with Jacob Jankowski, the protagonist of Francis Lawrence’s film, based on the book by the Canadian Sara Gruen. In this drama, which takes place at a circus in the times of the Great Depression Era (1929-1939), Robert works with two Oscar winners actors Reese Witherspoon (best actress, Walk The Line) and Christoph Waltz (supporting actor for Inglorious Basterds). In this interview, the actor talks about his first love, the hatred that he has for paparazzi and a certain discomfort caused by the hysteria of fans.
How was working with so many wild animals? Did your conception of the circus changed after Water for Elephants, with regard to the way animals are treated?
I know many circus have a bad reputation because of this, but none of the animals we work with were circus animals, they were all actors. I know it must be very difficult because of the amount of injuries that the animals suffer. To teach horses tricks that they needed to know, it took months and months. If one got hurt, there was no substitute. Manage a circus is a precarious thing.
Was there a moment when you were scared of animals?
Once, with the zebras. They are impossible to tame. If they are tied, the simply pull the rope until they’re free and if they can’t get away, they start kicking. One ran towards me. It was part of a scene, and I got out of the way. Then everyone thought I was a pussy for running.
Francis Lawrence, the film’s director, said it was difficult to find a 23-24 year old man who was not too young for the role. And he said that you was already man – thoughtful, intelligent, caring, strong and confident. What makes a man a man?
I don’t know. I think that if you feel comfortable with who you are, then you’re good. I don’t know whether anyone ever gets to be a man.
Do you feel like an adult?
More or less and no way. It’s weird when people do a movie. It seems that you’re trapped in time bubbles. I feel that way, especially with the fame thing. You stop meeting new people. I never know anyone. You have the same conversations all the time, so you never change the same way that most people grow up. You know, you hear the various perspectives that people have about things, but you go through the same kind of banal things every time you talks with them.
In the end, this ends up affecting your mind. You actually don’t know how to have a conversation with anyone about anything. If the person is not talking about you, you’re like, “Huh?” (Laughs).
Where do you go when you want to have a bit of normal life?
When you’re part of a movie, not only as an actor, you force yourself to attend meetings. People are forced to treat you like a true coach, then that’s what I do. If you’re just an actor, it’s very funny because people think they need to hide everything from you, all the time. It’s like, “Oh, he can’t be bothered with anything,” and this is bizarre. You’re like a little bird. Have security around all the time.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe, completely.
Has this happened to you?
A lot … I think with most people you think you’re in love, it happens the first time you see the person. I mean, the first time you really see the person. I think.
How do you know you’re in love? What kind of feeling is that to you?
I don’t know. It’ss impossible to answer.
I think so. You don’t know.
If you had the opportunity, as your character, to tell the story of your life, what would be like?
I hope to be able to remember a part of it. It’s funny, it’s like being tired all the time. I’m terrified at the prospect of not remembering anything of my life. It’s been six months that I’m doing a job and I can not remember a single day of filming.
What would it mean for you to have a beautiful life?
Just doing the things you are proud. The other day I got a dog to create, I’m pretty happy with that. I don’t really need much.
Your love life is a big secret. Sometimes, doesn’t it feel like going out and telling the world?
I never feel like telling anything to the world (laughs). I was in school when I had my first girlfriend… She wasn’t even girlfriend, I asked her to go out when I was about 12 years. The next day the entire school was: “You’re going on a date with. ..?”. And I was like, “Oh my God.” I think I never talked to the girl again. I was just feeling the greatest nuisance. It is like the stock market: more speculation, more disastrous things get.
Disastrous for whom and for what?
If you say “this is the truth” and people are already talking about whatever it is, at some point you just helps to add more gossip. Your truth is not truth but the truth is what’s on the cover of the gossip magazine. You become the gossip.
Must be hard to maintain that kind of life so private, no?
I don’t like to take picture of me, ever. Even before all of this, I didn’t like when my mother took photos of me and then…
And then you chose to be an actor.
On the set, it doesn’t bother me. It’s weird. But I avoid at all costs. I have done that since they started chasing me everywhere. The only thing that annoys me is people who follow me. If people can earn money just waiting in front of my house and following me, they will be there watching me, forever in surveillance 24 hours a day. We must make an effort to prevent this from happening.
What would you do to stop this from happening?
I’d shoot someone (laughs).
Why did you decide to work on this film?
I was finishing another Twilight movie. One of the difficulties of doing Twilight is never sweat, your face must be perfect everytime. If you make an exaggerated expression, you look like cabúqui (Japanese theatrical style). Then you are very restrained. I read the script and liked Water for Elephants. But it was also a very physical and dirty world . It’s funny when you can sweat without 5 makeup artists retouching your face. It’s a relief.
The film speaks about love in all forms. Talk about love, what do you learn from it, how do you define it?
I don’t know. You should know all the tough questions
It’s the movie… How do you define love?
In this film, it’s not conventional. I don’t think it is about him (Jacob) falling for her (Marlene, played by Reese Witherspoon) and want to be alone with her. The sweetest thing is to recognize that he doesn’t want to just take her away and stay with her. That is not love, it’s just a pride. If you love someone, you believe she is the best person in the world. She doesn’t see herself like that, and that’s the only thing he wants to show her. That’s love. He wants her to love herself the same way he loves her.
Do you have any plans to return to the theater? Still live in London or decided to settle in America?
I live everywhere, live in hotels. I love doing theater. But at this point it wouldn’t be a good experience. I can’t imagine that it would be more than people taking photos. It’s too much to bear. It’s as if there’s too much energy in a crowd. It isn’t just an energy that is waiting for you to appear. It’s an energy that wants to grab. It wouldn’t work.
Source via RPLife
An english survey says that 87% of english women, of every age would replace their husbands immediately with Robert Pattinson. And the suspect is that every woman in the world would do the same. Pattinson, 25 next may 12, a very tall man (1.85 cm) skinny, pale and apparently unhappy (as vampires should be), is the center of a mass idolatry similar only to the Leonardo di Caprio’s (Titanic). Another movie, Breaking Dawn, divided in two chapters (first will come out november 18th 2011, second one november 16th, 2012) after that date Twilight Saga and his Edward will be in retirement. And he and Kristen Stewart will be free, if they want to, to live their love freely, a love that they never confirmed. Since the series begun, in 2008, semi-unknown Pattinson, chosen between 5000 candidates, rise to the 15th placement between most payed actors, for Breaking Dawn he asked and obtained 12.5 $ milion for every movie; when he changed genre he renounced to a lot of money: for his new job “Water for Elephants” he asked only 1.5 $ milion . “But I need to put my feet down and to wake myself”, he says very seriously. Based on Sara Gruenmost successful novel, set in the ’30s, the movie follows Jacob that became a veterinary in a circus by chance. And falls in love with Marlena (Reese Whiterspoon), even if she is married with the ringmaster and animal trainer August (Christoph Waltz).
What attracted you of this story?
RP: The script: I react to words and descriptions in a visceral way. If I can feel myself into the story immediately, this must be theright script to do.
In 2004′ Vanity Fair you had a little cameo as Reese Whiterspoon’s son. Now you become her lover: Hollywood’s miracles?
RP: Reese is not so happy that everybody’s talking about this thing,because she says that aged her. But, to think properly, she is identical to how she was at the time. It was my first job and she was so nice to come to visit me, to help me with my lines, because she noticed that I was terrified. Every time director said “action”, I became paralyzed. When I went with a friend to the premiere of the movie in London, we saw his scene, and mine was cut off. Nobody told me that. So bad! I was planning serioiusly to give up acting, before.. starting it”
This time, in love scenes, you did not feel paralyzed, did you?
Reese succeded to make feel me completely at ease. In the real life she is exactly how she seems on screen: very very sweet, friendly,with a positive aura
And Christoph Waltz as the villain?
Words are not enough for him. This movie is going to be appreciated by my mother, not only because is a romantic one, but because she will feel proud of me too: I work with two Oscar winners (Reese Witerspoon won for Walk the Line in 2006, Chisthoph Waltz in 2010 with Inglorious Basterds). On the set sometimes I repeated to myself the title of a book by one of my favourites writers , Bruce Chatwin”What Am I Doing Here”
When you were a child you were fascinated or scared by the circus?
I went to see a circus once, it was called Zipper Circus, I still remember it. I liked the clown and to this clown happened a lot of funny things. But in a certain moment of the show there was a car accident with mini cars. And my sister screamed to me “the clown is dead!”, and I’ve burst into tears. Some years ago she told me that wasa joke.
How is your relationship with animals?
It is funny you’re asking now because I’m the new owner of a dog. A mut with some traces of german sheperd dog. I’ve adopted it from a shelter in Louisiana before they decided to kill him, and I couldnt bear it. I don’t know how I will do because I always travel. I grew up with a dog, Patty and probably it is true that you’ll always be as a child. The weird thing is that he (he has not yet a name, but probably it can be “bear”) one day was in a refuge and the next day he went with me to a five stars hotel room in Hollywood. It seems like “Lady and the tramp” to me.
Speaking about Hollywood, that is like a circus, isn’it?
Maybe a little, it’s a world where illisions are created and they try to make people believe in them.
Have you accostumed yourself to fame?
I don’t know what fame is, for real, because my inner life did not changed at all (my values did not change at all)
You’re a sex symbol?
See below, at the word “hollywood illusions”, before twilight I wasn’t able to go out for a date with a girl
Yes If I wanted to. But I’m not the sex Symbol. He is Edward, the vampire.
How are you spending the money you gained?
I’m so used to be a penniless that I’m not able to spend them. Last thing I bought with a certain value was a vintage guitar
If you were not an actor what you have done in your life?
I was absolutely convinced to become a musician. Some times I still perfom myself to. Performing to an audience gives you freedom and, to tell the truth, it blows my mind (in a good way) as no movie can.
You still write songs, don’t you?
I have no time for it
And are you still writing that two “famous” novels you were writing some years ago?
I have no time for them too
How you see your future?
I know for now what will be my next movie, Cosmopolis, based on anovel by Don DeLillo, directed by David Cronemberg, and played also by Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric. Another project that will make my mother proud of me and will make me repeat to my self ‘What Am I Doing Here?’
Scans and translation via RPLife
From a dapper black tux to grungy combat boots, Robert Pattinson dons plenty of handsome looks in the upcoming flick, “Water for Elephants.” So, really, who would have guessed that his pièce de résistance on set was none other than 1930s-style underwear!
Yes, that’s right. Period underwear. Rob had to wear them to get in character for “WFE,” and apparently he was a big fan, according to costume designer Jacqueline West.
“He loved that I had period underwear for him,” she told Hollywood Crush recently (no doubt sparking the envy of girls EVERYWHERE). “Yes, and he loved putting that on every morning before he put his costume on, you know, he said that in his trailer, and he said it made him, it transported him to the ’30s. He said he got out of bed feeling like a different person.”
The underpants, along with his other period costumes, helped Rob step into the role of Jacob Jankowski, a vet student who joins the circus during the Great Depression after losing his parents, Jacqueline shared.
“I can see Rob, who is very languid, he’s very modern in his movements and he’s very cool. I could see him sort of kind of become Jacob and become a ’30s young man, who was, you know, gonna work hard to carve an existence in this circus,” she said.
Sorry, we’re still stuck on her description of languid, modern and cool Rob.
Sigh. Okay, now moving on.
Jacqueline also added that Rob, who was “manlier” than she expected (more on that next week!), carried the clothes very well.
“He would wear clothes so beautifully and you would see kind of a transformation, you know. If he put on those World War I combat boots, his work boots, you can see him stand differently. And I could tell, Rob would say, ‘Oh, this really feels right. This feels great.’”
As for whether or not Rob’s undies make a cameo in the film, Jacqueline hasn’t seen the final cut to know, so you’re just gonna have to wait until the movie comes out on April 22 to find out!
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Some new stills of the other cast over at RPLife :)