What would you do if Robert Pattinson asked you to run away with him?
That’s the question Reese Witherspoon is compelled to answer in a brand-new exclusive clip from “Water for Elephants” that we debuted during “MTV First: Robert Pattinson,” a 30-minute live chat with the actor on Friday (March 18).
The clip comes at a point in the movie when Jacob (Pattinson) and Marlena (Witherspoon) are considering fleeing the circus in which they both work. The pair have fallen for each other, though Marlena is married to an unstable animal trainer named August (Christoph Waltz). His life at risk, Jacob is planning to jump from the circus’ train.
“If we don’t get too far, there’s a hotel in Salem,” Marlena tells him. “But don’t stay longer than the night.”
“Just come with me,” he says to her considerable vexation. “You think there’s nothing out there for you, but there is. You just can’t see it.”
“Jacob, you don’t understand. I can’t. He’ll find me,” she tells him, referring to her husband.
“Marlena, there’s a better kind of life that’s meant for you,” he answers. “Whether that life is with me or not, whether you love me or not, it doesn’t matter. But it’s got to be now.”
Jacob then reaches out for her hand, offering up a smoldering look that would make Edward Cullen proud. After a few seconds of hesitation, Marlena takes his hand in hers. Wouldn’t you?
What happens after that? You’ll just have to find out when the movie hits theaters April 22.
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