Can I call you Clare? It’s only because the emails your son shared with the Jay Leno audience have me so inspired to write you a personal letter via the Water For Elephants Film fan blog. You might take a look around here and I felt you needed an introductory “hello”. Hello!
I met you briefly outside the show and passed off a sort of “business” card to you. That’s so stuffy considering we aren’t a business. The intention was to direct you to a source that celebrates your son’s projects beyond Twilight. Rob often mentions in interviews that he feels the fans are focused just on the character, Edward. I suppose there’s some truth to that but it’s frustrating because I interact with so many fans (especially recently #TeamRosie!) that love ALL his projects and are excited about his career including and beyond The Twilight Saga.
Which brings me to this blog. ‘Water For Elephants‘ began filming May 20th and already there are MANY fansites up and running, dedicated solely to Rob’s newest project. The enthusiasm for this movie and for Rob’s role is already exploding within the fandom. Our excitement is trickling over into more mainstream outlets as well. It’s a project that the authors of this blog, the readers of this blog, and the fans at other ‘Water For Elephants‘ blogs are anticipating more and more each day. It happens with every new movie Rob climbs aboard (enter cheesy circus jargon).
One never knows what Rob is aware of in terms of his fans and our fan activities. I wonder if he realizes the support he has past his Twilight persona. These things cross my mind and it was that reasoning that had me grab a card from my back pocket and give it to you. I felt on some off chance that you decide to take a stroll through the internet, you might recall this site and give it a look. Maybe you’ll see how much love there is for your son and his work and maybe, juuuust maybe, you’ll give him some motherly look and tell him his fans are with him for the long haul and he’ll start to realize we know he’s more than just Edward.
You said in a laughing tone that we were all silly to want you and your husband’s picture and autograph. It is silly. But that’s what happens to Rob fans. He makes us a silly mess. We run around in the heat of Burbank, CA to oooh and aaah at the two people he so eloquently thanked for conceiving him. The two people he told the most endearing stories about on The Tonight Show. The two people that graciously took pictures with fans and signed their Twilight goodies AND the ‘Water for Elephants‘ book. The two people that share and exceed our love for Robert Pattinson. Yes it is silly. But we really blame you 😉 After all, you gave birth to and raised the man that has bewitched us.
You may not make your way over here. The exchange was so quick and I know all the “please, one more picture!” coming from fans was a bit overwhelming. These words are intended for Clare Pattinson as well as the WFE/Rob fans I keep meeting during the Eclipse promotion *waves to @hardyloveRP & @PattyInNYC*. I feel such unity in the fandom when I meet you guys and see how equally ecstatic you are for Twilight and Rob’s future films. These are great times for a Rob fan and it was an honor to meet Mr. & Mrs Pattinson as well as the sweet fans of Rob and ‘Water For Elephants‘.
Sincerely grateful for Rob’s parents conceiving him as well,
Kinker* Tink and the other WaterForElephantsFilm.com Kinkers: Debb, JAG, Jen, & MP
*on the very, very, VERY slim chance Mrs. Pattinson really DOES read this, kinkers = authors on this blog AND kinkers = jargon for circus performers in relation to the story Water for Elephants.