Jacqueline West talks about how the Water for Elephants costumes helped Rob “become Jacob”

MTV’s Hollywood Crush got a chance to snag some quotes from Jacqueline West, costume designer in Water for Elephants, about Robert Pattinson:

From a dapper black tux to grungy combat boots, Robert Pattinson dons plenty of handsome looks in the upcoming flick, “Water for Elephants.” So, really, who would have guessed that his pièce de résistance on set was none other than 1930s-style underwear!

Yes, that’s right. Period underwear. Rob had to wear them to get in character for “WFE,” and apparently he was a big fan, according to costume designer Jacqueline West.

“He loved that I had period underwear for him,” she told Hollywood Crush recently (no doubt sparking the envy of girls EVERYWHERE). “Yes, and he loved putting that on every morning before he put his costume on, you know, he said that in his trailer, and he said it made him, it transported him to the ’30s. He said he got out of bed feeling like a different person.”

The underpants, along with his other period costumes, helped Rob step into the role of Jacob Jankowski, a vet student who joins the circus during the Great Depression after losing his parents, Jacqueline shared.

“I can see Rob, who is very languid, he’s very modern in his movements and he’s very cool. I could see him sort of kind of become Jacob and become a ’30s young man, who was, you know, gonna work hard to carve an existence in this circus,” she said.

Sorry, we’re still stuck on her description of languid, modern and cool Rob.

Sigh. Okay, now moving on.

Jacqueline also added that Rob, who was “manlier” than she expected (more on that next week!), carried the clothes very well.

“He would wear clothes so beautifully and you would see kind of a transformation, you know. If he put on those World War I combat boots, his work boots, you can see him stand differently. And I could tell, Rob would say, ‘Oh, this really feels right. This feels great.'”

As for whether or not Rob’s undies make a cameo in the film, Jacqueline hasn’t seen the final cut to know, so you’re just gonna have to wait until the movie comes out on April 22 to find out!

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  • leahreallyitis

    I would LOVE to see him in underwear and ahem……..among other things *mind goes to guttlerand its open 24/7 365 days a year 😉

  • rpattzgirl

    LARGE AND MANLY!!!

    • leahreallyitis

      in reply to rpattzgirl after that comment *mind drifts to gutterland*

  • Linda

    “manlier” – hmmm. That could mean so many things. Lucky woman!

    • leahreallyitis

      in reply to Linda: hell yeah!

  • smittenkitten

    Oh good gosh, “manlier”…that’s just hot beyond words!!!

    And this comment…
    “He would wear clothes so beautifully and you would see kind of a transformation, you know. If he put on those World War I combat boots, his work boots, you can see him stand differently. And I could tell, Rob would say, ‘Oh, this really feels right. This feels great.” …makes me *sigh* & *gasp*!!!

    It’s here…the wait is almost over girls, I’m so excited about this movie for HIM & us!

    • leahreallyitis

      in reply to smittenkitten have plenty of inhalers and an oxygen tank cuz you will need them LMAO!

  • Janners

    Gaaaahhhhhhh!

    THUD….

  • roblover

    What? “Languid” means showing little or no spirit or animation; slow? And “more manlier than she thought”? I’m sure she was joking.

  • Lanquid: (of a person, manner, or gesture) – slow and relaxed. (of an occasion or period of time) – Pleasantly Lazy and Peaceful. Both sound good to me… So Rob is a little relaxed playing his part in the 30’s. Too bad these days, (the period 2000s), are not more lanquid. But it sure is nice having Robert Pattinson live in this period, don’t you think? Anyone?

  • ’30s underwear for the win! LOL This was a cute interview. Can’t wait for part two. 🙂

  • Janners

    I’m not surprised that Rob likes the 1930s underpants….I just googled them and they’re essentially BOXER BRIEFS!