ROBERT Pattinson “didn’t realize” how big his role in Water for Elephants was until he movie started shooting.
The 24-year-old actor — who plays vet Jacob Jankowski who falls in love with circus performer Marlena Rosenbluth in the film — was stunned his workload was much bigger than that of his costars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz.
“When I first read the script — because I didn’t have that many lines — I just thought, ‘Oh OK I get it. I’m like the eyes of the audience,” he said.
“It’s going to be a big spectacle movie that isn’t solely resting on my shoulders…’ So I was very relaxed about it, going in.
“I only realized about halfway through. I was working every single day. Reese was hardly ever in and Christoph only came in sporadically. I was like, ‘How did this happen?’ ”
The Twilight Saga star is hopeful fans will enjoy the movie because it is so different to anything else being made at the moment.
“Hopefully people will think it’s a good movie. I have a feeling that a lot of people will like it,” he added.
“I don’t think a lot of other movies coming out are anything like it, and when I was working on the film, it didn’t feel like anything else that was being made.”
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