Pattinson escapes from being crushed by elephantBy IANS
Saturday, September 4, 2010
LONDON - Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson narrowly escaped from being crushed by an elephant on the set of his new movie “Water for Elephants”.
“The script called for the elephant to step forward while swinging her trunk from side to side, but Rosie got her signals mixed up.
Instead, she sat down on her big butt, lifted her front legs — then rolled over. Before anyone could react, Robert slid right down the elephant’s back. It could have been a disaster if she’d rolled over on him - but he got lucky, landing face first in a pile of dirt and mud. He was filthy, but unharmed,” contactmusic.com quoted a source as saying.
The “Twilight Saga” hunk stars alongside Reese Witherspoon in the forthcoming film.
Although he narrowly escaped serious injury, Pattinson quickly got up to the amusement of his co-stars and crew members.
“Everyone on the set cracked up - especially Reese, who was laughing so hard she couldn’t catch her breath.”