Robert & Reese Premiere "Water for Elephants" in NYC!

Posted Sunday April 17, 2011 9:47 PM GMT

Hitting the red carpet to promote their new movie, Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon were the center of attention at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York City on Sunday evening (April 17).

The "Twilight" heartthrob" and his "Sweet Home Alabama" actress co-star worked the arrivals area while joining up with castmates Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Ken Foree and Donna Scott at the film's debut screening.

During the press rounds, Rob told that he flew into NYC at 1AM after just finishing up "Breaking Dawn" in Canada, as he said to MTV News, "It was a mad rush to get here," adding that it was all "very exciting."

With Julia Stiles, Nicole Murphy, director Francis Lawrence and best-selling author Sara Gruen also on-hand at the Big Apple premiere, the movie "Water for Elephants" tells the tale of "a veterinary student who abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet."

Set to hit theaters next Friday (April 22), the movie includes a much awaited romantic dancefloor scene - of which Pattinson said that his steps don't rank with the likes of John Travolta in "Grease".

Offering a little support, Miss Witherspoon denied that Robert's moves were completely lacking, as she told MTV News, "As dancers go. I wouldn't say it's his forte. I wouldn't say it's his favorite thing, but it actually ended up turning out really well in the movie. We had some doubts about whether we could pull it off."

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