Witherspoon plays a large part of their professional future of the hand of Robert Pattinson, co-star in the drama Water for Elephants and Tai, an elephant 42 years and 1,900 kilos that appears in the center of a dangerous love triangle.
"These are skills that people develop for years and years of training and I had to condense it in five months," he told Reuters in an interview with the actress. "But it was very satisfying," he added.
Witherspoon joked that one of his greatest achievements was to learn to get on the horn of Tai and jump on the animal, 2.6 meters high. Tai, a veteran film and advertising, had to squeeze their own interpretation skills appear to be unbroken. Clearly achieved a greater level of familiarity with the actress.
"It's like a dog that knows your smell."
Based on the 2006 novel by Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants shows Pattinson as a veterinary student named Jacob who abandons his studies and joins a traveling circus. Meet the Witherspoon character, Marlena, who is unhappily married to the brutal animal tamer August, played by Christoph Waltz.