*WARNING* The following post contains sarcasm. It is not meant to be hard-hitting journalism.
With Water for Elephants beginning production this week, stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon have been reunited for the first time since 2004’s Vanity Fair. The good news? Odds are better this time round that Rob’s role won’t end up on the cutting room floor.
In a bit of a reversal for Hollywood, Reese is going from playing Rob’s mother in Vanity Fair to his love interest in Water for Elephants. Traditionally, an actress 10 years older than the leading man would be cast in the role of aged grandmother, so kudos to the powers that be for taking a chance. I think audiences are ready.
So ‘fess up!! Did you know about this connection? Are you going to rent Vanity Fair to watch the deleted scene? The scene Pattinspoon filmed for Vanity Fair is very touching and, although they were playing mother and son, I sensed chemistry. That may or may not have been me projecting though…
And don’t forget to set your PVRs (or if your old-school like me, rewind your VCR tape). Rob taped The Ellen Show yesterday and it airs today! During the show Rob said he begins filming Water for Elephants on Thursday.