The ground beneath the Vue Westfield in West London trembled under the weight of Robert Pattinson fans as his latest film, Water for Elephants, had its UK premiere on Tuesday night.

Pattinson stars with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in this circus bound tale of love, loss and elephantine hosing.

Our excellent friends at Upbeat were on hand to capture the spirit of the event and interviewed the stars as they walked the red carpet and as you’ll see Pattinson and Witherspoon put on quite a show.

Here’s their report,


The film’s synopsis looks a little something like this:

As a young man, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson) was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob (Holbrook), now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie.

It was there that he met Marlena, (Witherspoon) the beautiful equestrian star married to August (Waltz), the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an un-trainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate travelling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

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