Robert Pattinson Wraps ‘Twilight’, Reveals Crazy Circus Experience (VIDEO)

| April 18, 2011 - 10:40 am

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Robert Pattinson joins the circus in his new movie Water For Elephants, but his real life circus experience was not so magical.

The Twilight heartthrob revealed to TODAY show anchor Matt Lauer that a clown died during his first visit to the big top. When asked if he ever had dreams as a kid to run away and join the circus, Pattinson said:

“No, the first time I went to the circus, someone died. A clown died. … His little car exploded. The joke car exploded. … It was terrifying [and] the only time I’ve ever been to a circus.”

In the movie, Pattinson plays a former college student who decides to join the circus after his parents pass away. During his journey, he falls for a married woman, Reese Witherspoon. Meanwhile, in Twilight news…

Pattinson revealed that he just wrapped The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn on Sunday morning and he couldn’t be happier! “It was a long process, eight months.” he admitted to Lauer, adding jokingly, “So it was kind of a relief to finally get the contacts out of my eyes. I was just about to kill someone.”