Belfast Telegraph

No clowning around for Pattinson

Robert Pattinson may be fearless when it comes to vampires, but the Twilight star has revealed what really makes him scared - clowns.

The heartthrob, who stars in new circus film Water For Elephants, developed the phobia after a family outing turned into a tragedy.

He told the Today Show in the US: "The first time I went to the circus somebody died. One of the clowns died. His little car exploded. The joke car exploded on him. Seriously."

He went on: "Everybody ran out. It was terrifying... the only time I've ever been to the circus."

The 24-year-old had to confront his long-held fears when he landed the role as a vet in Water For Elephants, which also stars Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon.

The film is due for release in the UK on May 4, with Robert and Reese expected to attend the London premiere on May 3.


From Belfast Telegraph