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R-Patz: I got stuck in on new film!

Robert Pattinson has revealed he didn't mind getting down and dirty as he shovelled up elephant mess on the set of his new movie.

The Twilight heartthrob plays vet student Jacob Jankowski in the new film Water For Elephants, which saw him scooping up after Tai the elephant.

"I don't mind working with poop at all. I have a natural propensity to work on big piles of poop. I'm very familiar with it," he told Collider.com.

"I don't know why I wasn't grossed out by it, at all. Because everything felt so authentic all the time, you just accept it, as part of the world."

Robert, who reprises his portrayal of vampire Edward Cullen for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, employed some handy advice to ensure he got on well with the elephant.

"I wasn't flirting with the elephant. I think I had a relationship with the elephant, but it was based purely on candy," he revealed.

"I strategically placed mints. I'd suck a peppermint for a bit, and then stick it onto my body, under my armpits and covering my entire chest, and not tell anyone. So, every single time, the elephant would be constantly sniffing me and I'd be like, 'I don't know, she just really likes me. It's crazy!' but I think she was just sniffing around for a treat."

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