Gruen, her husband and three sons were cast as extras in a scene in which the circus performers and animals parade down the streets in Weehawken, N.J.
"We retook that scene I think 18 times," Gruen recalls. "I'm the one Rob Pattinson (who plays veterinarian Jacob Jankowski) elbows past and says, 'Excuse me, ma'am' to."
Rosie on Parade Day at the FOX lot in LA
So now we know where to look for her! - Read the rest of her interview that includes details on why 'Rosie' the elephant was so smitten with her at USA Today.
Gruen is busy promoting her new book 'Ape House' that comes out September 7. And our favorite quote from her this week, comes from an interview she gave the DesMoinesRegister.com. It talks not only about animal connections, but human ones too:
Foremost, Gruen wanted to raise awareness of bonobos, their dwindling numbers and how we treat them. But she’d like the book to make people think how we treat each other.We hope she gets her message across.
“Our need for instant gratification, Twitter and Facebook, creating false friendships and exchanging information with people we never met, makes it much easier to be bad to each other,” she said.