It’s no secret that Robert Pattinson gets along just fine with his female co-stars. Between Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon, Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman (Bel Ami), he’s worked with some of the best in the business, yet he still cannot stop gushing about his four legged “Water for Elephants” co-star.
In an interview with MTV News, Pattinson goes continues to sing the praises of Tai the elephant, and says she was a main factor in his decision to take the role.
“I met Tai the elephant and that pretty much sealed it,” he says. “I met the elephant and I was thinking, ‘Well even if this is the worst script or book in the entire planet, there’s at least 75 out of 100 good reasons for doing it.'”
This isn’t Tai’s first rodeo either, she’s appeared in the music video for Britney Spears‘ ‘Circus,’ as well as several cult films.
“She’s done way more movies than I have. I mean seriously, like way more,” Pattinson laughs. “Almost anything that has an elephant in it, it will be Tai. She’s very famous in the elephant community.”
As for his human co-stars, the actor dishes on what they all seem to have in common.
“I like hot girls. I like being in movies with lots of hot girls,” he jokes. “They’re all very strong, actually. I always end up being in movies with like, very kind of experienced and passionate people. They’re never just flimsy floozies.”
We like his choice of vocabulary — Let’s hope he’s able to keep with the trend of respectable leading ladies.
The half-hour interview has several segments, including this one which is good for a laugh. Check out Pattinson as he transitions into his American accent.