Photo: UCLA Stands In for Cornell in ‘Water for Elephants’

Twitter was abuzz earlier today when UCLA students and faculty noticed Robert Pattinson and cast on the college campus scene set of Water for Elephants.

In the book, Jacob Jankowski is a veterinarian program graduate from Cornell University. UCLA was the obvious choice to “stand in” for Cornell, that way the film wouldn’t have to endure the expense of filming it locally in Ithaca, NY.

A look at “Cornell” from today’s set thanks to @bleezy_baby.

UCLA is Cornell in 'Water for Elephants'

Thanks RobLovePatts for the heads up!

  • Alison4828

    Wow this is all kinds of awesome!!!

  • gemmajean

    *le sigh* that is my school (so what if it was 6 years ago!!!) I used to get coffee up in that bldg. One of my favorite things is seeing how many movies/commercials I recognize UCLA in.

  • Rob

    Can’t WAIT to see this movie. Bet it was a different experience for Christoph and Reese with all the fans. Welcome to Rob’s world! Please, PLEASE set soldiers, save Rob from the papps though!

    • GlassGirl1972

      ‘Please, PLEASE set soldiers, save Rob from the papps though!’

      Amen and Amen.

    • Sus

      Yes, protect our Robbie from those awful papz! Sucks what happened this weekend!

  • shafirshades

    Cool

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  • CU Student

    What?? This is so disappointing! UCLA looks nothing like Cornell… I would know, because I go to Cornell 😛

  • Another CU Student

    You can tell it’s not Cornell from the lack of sun, snow, hail, and rain all at the same time.