Robert Pattinson Makes Reese Witherspoon Swoon

Julie Ryan Evans

Robert PattinsonOh, the power of Robert Pattinson. He can make everyone from pre-pubescent girls to famous, gorgeous, engaged older actresses swoon. His latest fawning fan is none other than Reese Witherspoon, who is starring alongside him in the upcoming movie Water for Elephants.

She absolutely bubbled over like a school girl with great things to say about him recently when she talked to Entertainment Tonight about America's favorite vampire guy:

I am so lucky. He's so amazing and wonderful and sweet and just the nicest guy too, so you can just add that to the soup. I mean, he's just so good looking and he's a really nice person.

Sounds like someone has a crush. Wonder how Kristen Stewart feels about that? Or Witherspoon's fiance for that matter, Jim Toth.

She says she was mesmerized by him from the first time she saw him -- when he was supposed to play her son in Vanity Fair.

He was walking down this corridor and I turned to the director and I said, 'That's my son? He's so good looking,' I was like, 'He's so hot!'

Those scenes got cut, but the attraction lingers. I'm thinking a remake of Mrs. Robinson may be in order starring the two of them, no?

More than likely, in reality it's probably just an innocent crush and one that's being played up to stir things up and create the premise of some real-life chemistry between the two so that it rings all that much more true on screen. In Water for Elephants, they're involved in a love triangle, and actually kiss (ooo la la!) so planting a seed that Reese would at least be into in real life isn't a bad strategy. And after all, aren't rumors of romance between hot co-stars mandatory anyway?

I'm one of the few who don't see the attraction for this guy, and I can't imagine a scene between him and Witherspoon being hot. But perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised. I hope so, as it's one of my favorite books, and I want to do see it done justice.

Do you find Robert Pattinson swoon worthy? Do you think a love scene between him and Reese Witherspoon will be hot?

Image via Nany Hoft/Flickr

Read More