Robert Pattinson has revealed that he didn’t realize how big of a role he had in Water For Elephants until filming started.
He said he was stunned that his workload was much bigger than that of his co-star, Reese Witherspoon.
He said, “When I first read the script, because I didn’t have that many lines, I just thought, ‘Oh okay, I get it. I’m like the eyes of the audience. 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.”
He went on to say, “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?'”
Still, he hopes fans will enjoy the movie, because it’s different than anything out in theaters right now. He said, “Hopefully people will think it’s a good movie. I have a feeling that a lot of people will like it. 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.”