Readers might prefer to go to bed with Robert Pattinson over Taylor Lautner, but that isn’t stopping the man that brought Jacob Black to the big screen from moving on with his life.
Lautner recently sat down for a revealing discussion with Interview Magazine.
In it, he dished on fame, the Twilight franchise and his friendship with co-stars. Enjoy these excerpts from the conversation…
On the Twilight phenomenon: It’s the weirdest thing. Nobody really saw it coming. I mean, we knew we were making a movie of a very popular book, but we didn’t know how well it was going to do. When it opened, it exploded, and that was not something any of us saw coming. Filming New Moon is a lot different than the first one because this time we know what we are getting into.
On Jacob in New Moon: He’s a lot different than he was before. He transforms mid-story – in the first half, he’s Twilight Jacob. I’m wearing a wig. My character’s very clumsy, outgoing, and friendly. When he transforms into a werewolf, he becomes something very different. It’s like I’m playing a split personality. Which is tricky, because sometimes I’ve had to play pre- and post-transformation Jacob on the same day of filming.
On fans: They are very intense, but it’s cool that they’re so dedicated and so passionate. They’re the reason we’re here doing this sequel. So I’m thankful for the fans. I like meeting them. But, yeah, they’re pretty intense. Sometimes it becomes a little overwhelming.
On Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: The whole cast is really close. It would be difficult for our characters if we weren’t. It’s a love triangle, and we need to understand each other. So the fact that we’re close and can talk things through in rehearsals, and if we’re out at dinner, we’ll just randomly start talking about the scene we’re shooting the next day… If we weren’t able to do those things, I don’t know where we’d be.
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