Rob talks Water for Elephants in New York Times

Here’s an excerpt from a New York Times article where Robert Pattinson discusses his non-Twilight Saga projects, including Water for Elephants.

“Water for Elephants,” which also stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz, is awaiting a release date from 20th Century Fox. It’s the kind of serious literary role that could bring critical attention and stretch minds about Mr. Pattinson’s range. “There is a profound vulnerability about Rob and his mannerisms, and that makes him supremely accessible,” said Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000, the studio unit making the film. “He also has an innate kindness about him that is wonderful in this role.”

Mr. Pattinson has clearly enjoyed working on something else. He lit up when talking about the shoot, mentioning a scene in which a lion had to bite his arm and another where he had to spend hours shoveling horse manure — an unsettling detail given the grimy condition of his fingernails. “It feels like everyone is an Oscar winner except me,” he said of the cast and crew.

It’s a great article, very forthcoming, and you can read it all here.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/h2oforelephants tinkrbe1l3

    i loved this interview

  • Alexandria

    I loved it too, he seemed relaxed and happy, and very funny, and laughing.. and that yellow shirt, with the short sleeves folded up on his arms was a killer… He looks a lot more muscular, in his bicepts and his chest…doesn´t´he??…The scientist SHOULD CLONE HIM!!! and make a thousand copies and disperse them around the world…well…whatever!!!

  • Sus

    I think that was a great article, and I definitely think WFE will be a break-out role. You can see how much he’s grown and changed, just be watching his interviews! I think Rob will be around for a long time (thank God!)…..

  • Alison4828

    That 1st picture just makes me want to say: “Nobody puts baby in the corner!” Loved this article too, even though they had a few errors, was good nonetheless ;)

  • passionsonsflower

    Great article!!! I think its safe to say we already know that Rob has got staying power. Its just not about the vampire its about the actor. Surly in the not too distant future Rob will prove to all the skeptics that he is great actor and not just a flash in the pan.

  • Lynn

    I can’t wait to see all Rob’s upcoming non-Twilight movies including BA, WFE, and UC. All very interesting, different roles, which will hopefully help to distance himself from Edward so it doesn’t define him.

  • jan

    Rob:
    Being surrounded by Oscar winners is a GOOD thing and can only help you as you mature and grow as an actor, which I can see already over the course of the last two years. You have not lost your sense of wonder and humour which, coupled with a strong work ethic will ensure your longeivity in this crazy business! And your fans are really chuffed to go along for the ride with you, rest assured!

  • passionsonsflower

    Errors indeed. I heard that RM was Summits fourth largest grossing film when the overseas box office figures came out. Don’t no if this is actual fact or fiction. RM was a limited release film and exceeded its gross profit margin so I here. So if that’s the case its a win for Rob!
    Fact or fiction Rob is still a winner! Bite me skeptics!!!

  • Sophie

    Seriously, did the NYTimes have to mention Corey Feldman in their article? Come on, there’s NO comparison. I grew up with Corey Feldman and he was creepy from day one.

    I guess I’m still irked at how the NYT “reviewed” RM (it was more of a lambast than an actual coherent review, IMO) so this small quibble shouldn’t surprise me…but it does. Also, RM has made about 60M on a 16M budget. Clearly, that number will go up when the DVD goes on sale. Critics who call it a flop clearly aren’t giving credit where credit is due.

    • suzy

      lol anybody can be a critic. I pay no attention to them. After all, I am the one who decides if I like a movie or not.

  • TrendHater73

    That was a good article, but as a Harry Potter addict, it made me cringe. He played Cederic Diggory, Cho Chang’s love interest, in GOBLET OF FIRE. Then he appeared as a moving photo of him for about five seconds in Order of the Phoenix. I digress.

    Rob has been great in all of the roles I’ve seen him in, which include Harry Potter, “Bad Mother’s Handbook”, “The Haunted Airman”, “How To Be”, and “Remember Me”. Although I enjoy the Twilight series to an extent, I’m still not sure why there is so much buzz around the series. It was simply a handful of books I finished in a week over summer break from college a few years ago. I’m more looking forward to WFE than any of the next Twilight films. *shrug*