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Reese Witherspoon Did Her Own Elephant-Related Stunts for New Film (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 18th 2011 1:45PM
Reese Witherspoon on 'Good Morning America'Natalie Portman may have learned ballet for 'Black Swan,' but she never had to deal with an actual swan (they can be nasty creatures). Reese Witherspoon, on the other hand, told 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) today that she worked with elephants for three months, even going to circus college, to prepare for her new film 'Water for Elephants.' She did her own stunts and brought the footage to prove it.

Elephants were fine, she said, horses not so much. "I didn't do a lot of the horse stuff because it made me a little nervous," said Witherspoon. "But the elephant stuff, the director really encouraged me and he really wanted me to do it. And against my better instincts, I ended up doing it and it was an incredible experience."

Witherspoon's next film, 'This Means War,' is about the CIA. So, if you hear a mysterious voice on your phone line before you think someone else has picked up (and it reminds you of 'Legally Blonde'), that might just be Witherspoon method acting again.

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