Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon face off in a dramatic moment in a new 42-second clip from their upcoming film, “Water for Elephants.”

Rob, 24, shows his emotional range in the tense scene when his character Jacob Jankowski asks Reese’s character, who is married to the show’s cruel animal trainer, August, played by Christoph Waltz.

The clip aired as part of Pattinson’s extensive interview on MTV First: Robert Pattinson on Friday (Mar. 18).

Rob touched on such things as his favorite karaoke song, his thoughts on “Glee,” his hair, and filming love scenes.

He also joked about only working with “hot girls” in his movies!

In the movie, Jacob’s parents are killed. With no other relatives, he sets him off on a journey to find himself.

He leaves veterinary school and rides the rails.

Rob, is hired by The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth Circus to take care of the animals.

He laying eyes for the first time on the boss’s wife, played by Reese.

Mutual admiration quickly turns to passion, and Rob quickly falls for Reese.

The movie will be released to theaters on April 22. Check out the clip below:

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