Robert Pattinson, it seems, has two love interests in "Water for Elephants."
The leading man is, of course, transfixed by co-star Reese Witherspoon in their upcoming Great Depression circus drama, but there was true love brewing on the set with someone else: Tai, the elephant. Pattinson admitted at WonderCon that he truly fell for his extra large co-star. Unfortunately, he thinks she was involved for another reason.
"I think I had a relationship with the elephant, [but] it was kind of based purely on candy," he told the audience at WonderCon. "I strategically placed mints, like, [I] suck[ed] on a peppermint for a bit and then stick it onto [my] body, like into my armpits...and [I didn't] tell anyone. So every single time the elephant would be constantly sniffing me, and I'd be like, 'I don't know, she just really likes me, it's crazy!' But yeah, I think she was just sniffing around for a treat."
His real on-screen love interest, Witherspoon, had her own, non-elephant challenges. One of them was getting used to her wardrobe.
"I've sort of made a conscious effort all my career to not end up in a bathing suit in a movie. And here I was in this movie wearing a leotard the majority of it, it was horrifying!" she said. "But it was inspiring to have Jacqueline West designing them, and they're beautiful, you know? It was a different time, when women loved their curves and enjoyed being voluptuous and all that sort of thing."
The film releases April 22nd; click here to watch the trailer.
The two, out in full force to promote the film, also appeared Monday night on Access Hollywood, which you can watch below.