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Taylor Lautner on Twilight

Published August 29, 2008 in Movie Interviews
By Fred Topel | Image property of Summit Entertainment
Fans of the Twilight books are divided into Edward fans and Jacob fans. The first movie, based on the first book, is more of Edward's story so Taylor Lautner will have to wait until the sequel to get more into his character, Jacob.

Twilight's Taylor Lautner

"You know, in the first movie, Jacob's hot," Lautner said. "Just one, Jacob is hot. Literally, but Jacob, he won't live forever. You have people that say that's cool to live forever but he's more humanlike than Edward. I guess with the first movie or the first book, you don't really know much. You just know that he's this really happy go-lucky guy who just is in love with Bella. That's all we know so far."

Even Lautner remained present in his portrayal of Jacob, but now he awaits the sequels. "While I filmed Twilight, I wanted to focus on the book Twilight so I read Twilight before filming," said Lautner. "Then when I got done filming Twilight, I started reading the second and third. I mean, nothing's for sure yet but we'll see. That'd definitely be cool [to make it]."

The phenomenon has been a whirlwind for Lautner. "I'm not online crazy 24-7 but I run across things sometimes. It's weird. It's weird to see shirts that say Team Taylor on them and other materials of clothing. I don't actually. Don't have the thong. I'm actually not wearing it now. Definitely it's very surprising but at the same time it's not because the fans behind it just are extraordinary. The fans are driving this thing and the storyline's awesome. It's got everything in it so it's going to be interesting to see on the big screen."

This is not the first time Lautner has had his own memorabilia. "I've had an action figure before and it was weird, for Shark Boy and Lava Girl. They had action figures at McDonalds and Target. It was definitely weird. We have a couple. We have a couple saved because you never knew that it would happen again but look how lucky I am."

Twilight opens to theaters on November 21st.

For the trailer, poster and more movie info, go to the Twilight Movie Page.

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