Robert Pattinson isn’t following in the footsteps of fellow thespian Gwyneth Paltrow and going country. Though the “Twilight” star has dabbled in music, he’s only expected to hand out the hardware, not pick up a guitar, at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas on April 3.
According to People magazine, Pattinson will appear with his “Water for Elephants” co-star Reese Witherspoon as a presenter at the show, which will air on CBS.
The onscreen couple will appear alongside hosts Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, along with other presenters Nancy O’Dell and Ryan Seacrest. Among the performers on the broadcast will be Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band with James Taylor, Alabama, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Martina McBride and the Entertainer of the Year nominees: Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.
Pattinson is used to sharing the stage with his “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart, but he seems perfectly comfortable with Nashville native Witherspoon as well.
“It felt like it was kind of magical in many ways, because we were out in the desert shooting,” he said of the shoot for “Elephants” with Witherspoon . “There was nothing from the modern world around. It was a different experience for me. It wasn’t in a studio or anything.”
He might also press her for tips on appealing to the country crowd, something Reese knows plenty about thanks to her Academy Award win for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line.”
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