Down Under: Robert & Reese's Luna Park Promotions

Posted Thursday May 5, 2011 6:50 PM GMT

Having arrived in the Land Down Under the previous day, Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon got their Australian promotions underway in Sydney on Friday (May 6).

Joined by a giant elephant friend, the "Twilight" heartthrob and his "Legally Blonde" actress co-star cheerfully posed alongside one another at a "Water For Elephants" press conference held at Luna Park.

With Rob and Reese having made the trip to Australia after a multi-stop tour through Europe, Pattinson spoke about how he had to overcome his fear of the circus to take on the role.

"The first time I went to a circus, one of the clowns died," he said. "He had a joke car and it exploded."

The 24-year-old English actor added, "It was terrifying.... And that's the only time I've ever been to the circus."

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