On the Spot – Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon attend the Australian Premiere of ‘Water for Elephants’ in Sydney


Today was the day…the wait was over! We were there “On the spot” for the Australian premiere of Francis Lawrence’s “Water for Elephants”…check it out.

Sydney’s Pitt street pedestrian area was not the same because The Australian Premiere of “Water for Elephants” was held today Friday 6th May, 2011 along with special guest Hollywood superstars Robert Pattinson, Academy Award Reese Witherspoon and director Francis Lawrence, transforming the entire place in a total Carnival…The circus was in town as Christoph Waltz quotes on the film everyone there today was welcomed “To the mos spectacular show on Earth”.

The venue was one of the biggest red carpets seen in years, something big enough to be comparable with the Premiere of Baz Luhrman’s Australia. The massive 300 meters red carpet went from the sidewalk of Pitt St mall until the State Theatre in Market street.

Tons of fans were waiting for hours to meet their favorites celebrities, some of them arriving the day before camping there just to have the best spot. Most of them were specially waiting for the Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Obviously, the screaming of at least 2,000 people, teenagers mostly, could be heard from the distance as soon as R-Patz arrived around 6.30 pm.

R-Patz patiently stopped for every single person, signing everything and posing for photos with many die-hard fans, event taking the pictures himself to help the nervous and loyal fans who were very excited and shocked to see him for the first time ever Down Under. On the contrary, co-star Reese Witherspoon didn’t pose for photos with fans but she happily signed for everyone.

Walking through the red carpet were local celebrities: actress Teresa Palmer, Home and Away’s actors Lincoln Lewis & Luke Mitchell, Biggest loser’s Michelle Bridges, Australian idol winner Wes Carr, models Sophie Faulkiner & Erika Heynatz and Sophie Lowe between others.

Director Francis Lawrence (I am legend, Constantine)  had a quick chat with Spotlight Report about the film. We ask him about Water for elephant’s gorgeous photography and he replied saying:

“The circus was a beautiful thing to shoot, in the set we created a great world with beautiful costumes and an unbelievable tent. I had to pick a great light and other than that, it was the easy part. We have great cinematographers and they did a beautiful job“.

Lawrence, also denied the rumours about a sequel or a prequel of  “I am legend” starred by Will Smith.

Here enjoy some images from the Red carpet “On the Spot”:






Water for Elephants releases on cinemas this May 12th.

Photos by Spotlight Report and Metalworld

18 Responses

  1. Sarah

    OMG! I was there! The carpet was huge, my friends and me were really excited to see R-patz and he even signed my poster! So wow..an unbelievable experience

  2. Pauly

    Me too! He is so hot! I love him he was very nice with the fans wooohoooo

  3. Jason Leary

    Loved the pics! I couldn’t bring my little sister there today, so thanks for this, I hope she can forgive me one day

  4. Naty

    I touched Rpatz’s hand today and i got an autograph!!! I`m in heaven!!!!

    Thanks spotlight…i only found out about the premiere thanks to you!

  5. Bobby D

    Really liked how you guys always write this notes like another fan, you represent so much what we feel at the red carpets! Keep going guys your site rocks and i Loved that you actually spoke with the director of the films, he is the man who made all this possible and everyone should be asking him questions.

    Thanks to all the filmakers around the world…no matter if the films are good or bad!

  6. Nancy Pattinson

    The red carpet was Mad! but Rob was so hot and nice with all of us…I got a photo with him, i couln’t stop crying after that!

    Can`t wait for the film and for Twilight’s Breaking Down!

    Love your note and your Rob’s pics

  7. Johnny Marduk

    I hate Twilight, but I’m a massive fan from the film “I, Legend” and the graphic novel.

    You guys are the only ones so far with an interview of the Director, congratulations for that…ios always good to see people into films more than gossip or “pretty faces”

  8. Hellen Lynn

    I wish i could go, but my boss didn`t let me go early, I was crying the entire day…would give anything to get close to robert


    Please guys do you have any giveaway…any autograph from him…a movie ticket for the film…something pleaaaaaseeee!

  9. Pat Menphis

    My daughters were there and they got nothing, they arrived home so upset and it’s killing me. Do you have any autograph or something from the film you can give me for them?

    I’m a desperate dad now, they arrived there at 8 am today, waited the whole day…and the dude from Twilight didn’t stope where they were, even they got a wristband to be in first row and that didn`t help at all.

    Please Guys anything will help me so much!…i can pay you if you want!

    • thespotlightreport

      Hi Pat,

      so sorry to hear that…we totally understand you. We cannot actually do nothing, but we promise we will try to contact somebody to see if there is any way to get some giveaways to organize a competition or something for “Water for Elephants”

      All the best for you and your daughters


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