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Sonya praises 'down-to-earth' R-Patz as she wraps up film role

DUBLIN actress Sonya Macari will feature alongside Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson in her new movie.

The actress has just finished shooting Hollywood blockbuster Water For Elephants alongside the British star -- and claims R-Patz was a pleasure to work with.

Irish-Italian beauty Sonya, who is a sister of Celebrity Salon's Virginia Macari, will play the part of Rube in the Francis Lawrence-directed thriller, which tells the story of Robert's character, Jacob Jankowski's struggle to survive life as part of a circus after he is suddenly left orphaned.

"He seems really nice and down to earth," she told the Herald. "I only saw him on set a couple of times but he appeared to have plenty of time for everyone and wasn't affected by any of the fuss."

Since her part wrapped on the movie, Sonya has been working steadily after landing a part in a new series called My Democracy.

The actress is set to take on the role of a White House Press Secretary in the new show, which she describes as a cross between The West Wing and The Wire.


"I'm really enjoying getting my teeth into it," she explained.

"We're making the commercial at the moment and then we'll be working on a clip for a web promotion before shooting the pilot.

"Hopefully it will be picked up by one of the big networks. It's similar to The West Wing but with some different twists," she added.

Sonya has also recently wrapped filming on a new sci-fi film called Protocol, which saw her star alongside Lost actor Eric Lange, with whom she developed a close friendship.

On top of her budding career in Tinseltown, Sonya has also been firming up the details of her upcoming wedding to Irish musician Colin Devlin. The bride-to-be says she has yet to confirm a venue but is hoping to tie the knot in early 2011.

"We've a couple of different places in mind but nothing is confirmed yet. We've both been very busy with work as Colin is now working on music scripting for television but we're definitely aiming for early next year," she added.