Sara Gruen was interviewed for The Dallas Morning News and discussed her new novel, Ape House, and her thoughts on Robert Pattinson playing Jacob Jankowski. Here’s an excerpt.
What do you think of the casting for the movie of Water for Elephants? I think Robert Pattinson is really going to shine in that role. He’s so dedicated. This was a rough-and-tumble shoot, and when I was there on the set, he’d be lying in the dirt for 18 straight takes in a row, and he would nail every single one. He’s a nice guy, and he reads. He always has a book in his hand. My family got cameos. I’m in a scene where Rosie [the elephant] is raiding a produce stand.
You can read the rest of the interview HERE. Sara talks about making friends with the bonobos that inspired Ape House and how Water for Elephants “nearly didn’t get published”! Have you read Sara’s novels?? Which is your favourite?