Breaking

PEOPLE Magazine Awards News, Photos & More

Robert Pattinson Wore 80-Year-Old Underpants in 'Water For Elephants'

04/27/2011 at 12:30 PM ET

Costumes in Water for ElephantsDavid James/FOX

When Reese Witherspoon began preparing for her role as a Depression-era circus performer in Water for Elephants (which made a strong debut at the box office last weekend), she discovered she had a head start. “She has the perfect figure for 1930s clothes,” costume designer Jacqueline West tells PEOPLE. “She is built the way women were built then.” And prior to suiting up for the circus, Witherspoon did her homework. Says West, “She did a study of the way women carried themselves. The body language was different; posture was different. They moved in different ways.” West kept the costumes on Elephants authentic and era-appropriate, draping Witherspoon’s size 0 frame and size 6 1/2 feet in “glamorous” gowns, shoes and accessories. “She loved the vintage bracelets her character wears,” says West. “She never took them off — they became part of every scene.” For his part, costar Robert Pattinson sported genuine articles from the era, including World War I combat boots and yes, even authentic 1930s socks and underwear. “He loved that,” says West. Added Pattinson: “They help, if you wear them every day!” –Aili Nahas

SEE MORE ON-SET STYLE IN ‘LIGHTS! CAMERA! FASHION!’

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 1 comments

Tändaretillbehör on

Thanks , I have just been searching for info approximately this topic for a long time and yours is the best I’ve discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure in regards to the supply?|What i do not realize is actually how you’re not actually a lot more well-appreciated than you may be now. You’re so intelligent.

advertisement

From Our Partners

From Our Partners

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,933 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters