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Fan sites explode with unofficial pics of Robert Pattinson from the “Water for Elephants” set

Rob’s Jacob Jankowski character is three things Edward Cullen is not: tame-haired, human, and tanned. It makes for a spectacular combination that fans are quite loving: Rob as a red-blooded American boy.

The proof is in the unofficial pictures, which have been popping up everywhere. Set-crashers (and presumably some insiders) have gratuitously posted shots of Rob, in character to play Jacob. In these shots, Rob is shown as sun-kissed and sweaty in work-clothes, at times, dirty and grimy in little more than a wifebeater undershirt, and carefully working with any number of the production’s circus animal “actors”.

Unlike the impeccably clean and aesthetically boyish Edward Cullen (who Stephenie Meyer tells us even smells fantastic), Jacob Jankowski is all hard work, muscle, and man. The new look certainly appeals to his (quite sizable) older base, who can appreciate a more masculine character.

Unsurprisingly, appreciative awe for Rob’s transformation has created quite the fan frenzy. Dedicated sites such as and, are full of new info on the film and great set pictures of Rob.



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