Robert Pattinson 'bitten by lion'
Published Jul 13 2010, 21:34 BST | By Clare Wiley Robert Pattinson
has revealed that he was bitten by a lion on the set of his new film, but the "gentle" animal had no teeth.
A lion clamped his jaws around the Twilight
star's arm but the actor escaped without injury because the creature was being friendly.
Pattinson, who plays a circus worker in Francis Lawrence's film Water for Elephants
, was required to shoot scenes with a number of animals.
According to WENN
, he said: "Almost every day I’m working with an exotic animal… It’s insane, like I got bitten on the arm by a lion with no teeth.
"They were like, ‘It’s fine, he does it all the time’. And I was like, ‘Erm, OK…’ But they had to get him to do it harder, because he was being so gentle and just licking my arm."