Witherspoon said recently her romantic co-star on "Water for Elephants" was not only good looking but had a great personality as well.
"He is just so good looking and he's a really nice person," said Witherspoon.
People magazine said Saturday Witherspoon and Pattinson worked together once before. He played her son in "Vanity Fair," although his scenes were edited out.
Witherspoon is engaged to talent agent Jim Toth, but Pattinson is also unavailable as he maintains what People called a low-key relationship with "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart.