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Robert Pattinson: Gassy elephant met Reese Witherspoon

04/22/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Robert Pattinson says Reese Witherspoon caught wind of a rather rude elephant while filming "Water for Elephants," which hit theaters on Friday, April 22.

Pattinson plays Jacob, a veterinary student who falls in love with Witherspoon's character, Marlena, a circus performer and the wife of its cruel head animal trainer. During filming, the two worked with a trained elephant named Tai.

"Everybody just wanted to meet the elephant," Pattinson told OnTheRedCarpet.com about filming with the animal. "I've never seen a happier crew on a movie. Everyone comes into work and they're like, 'Morning, Tai!' They're so happy when the trunk comes up and stuff. It was amazing."

"I loved the moment Reese is doing her act," Pattinson said, "She had to do this trick where she rolled ... she did a flip off the elephant and then ended up lying underneath it for a second and then kind of smiling at the end of the thing."

He adds, "The elephant stood up on her hind legs and did the most incredible fart directly into Reese's face for about a good 30 seconds in front of about a thousand extras and Reese, just wanting the take to be done, just is under there smiling and taking it."

It was kind of incredible," he said.

Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television and special correspondent for its entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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