Taylor Lautner makes the girls scream.Want to win Taylor Lautner's heart? Start by striking out with him.
To the 19-year-old star of Twilight and Abduction, "A great Friday night is going to a bowling alley with friends. I just want to do normal things like hang out, go bowling or order a pizza," he says.
"It's the last place anyone thinks they will find me," Taylor admits, probably alluding to the hundreds of female fans who've become entranced by his good looks and killer abs ever since the first Twilightmovie captured the world's attention in 2008. Although the end of his werewolf days are beginning with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I in theaters November 18, we have a feeling the Team Jacob obsession will stay strong for years to come.
We caught up with Taylor to find out how he handles all the attention, what he does to get that rockin' bod, and what it's like to say goodbye to his famous character:
So Taylor, do you ever get tired of the screams and the fainting girls?
To be honest, no. I'm sure that there might be moments where it's difficult, like if I'm tired or something or I'm just waking up. But it's not really an issue. If that's their way of showing passion, then I will take it.
How did you deal with the female fans on the set of your last movie, Abduction? They basically camped out to see you!
There were a lot of fans on the set. We filmed in a town of 600 people and one night, we had 800 girls on the set! So, there were definitely a few people driving in from different cities. It was pretty impressive and there were great fans… I'd show up to work at 8 PM and work until 5 AM. Then I would pretty much take pictures with all the fans. It took about an hour and we tried to do it fast. But, it was still very important to me. I've also woken up to 300 people on my front lawn. But they're always friendly.
Fans can't wait for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. Your character Jacob must deal with the fact that his beloved Bella (Kristen Stewart) is marrying her vampire boyfriend (Robert Pattinson) and will soon be the mother of his vampire baby. How is Jacob's mood?
He's a little frustrated with the marriage. He's not exactly buying crystal for the couple. The greatest thing about Jacob is that he's extremely persistent-he won't give up. He has a goal when he finds out about the marriage. You could also say he's not supportive of it. He starts out the movie with the same childish, immature manner. He throws a few fits. But, by the end of this movie, Jacob becomes a man.
Was it hard to say goodbye to the Twilight world after you wrapped the last two films?
It's already over in a way. We're done filming both movies, and that leaves me with a weird feeling. We still have a good year of publicity. It will be difficult when it's all over for good, all said and done. I'm already missing being on that set being Jacob.
You're also known for your body. Is it hard to maintain being that buff?
Trust me, it's just as hard to maintain muscle as it is to put it on. I spend a lot of time in the gym and I have to eat, but the right stuff. There are days when I just really want a little ice cream, and I might treat myself if I'm not shooting.
Why have you never copped an attitude?
I'm young. I'm making movies! Why would I complain? I'm the last guy who is going to complain about being famous. I'm someone who wanted this life. I went on auditions and was told 'no' as a kid. I hoped that I could act in films. I knew I could deal with everything that went with that life.
Has your personal life changed dramatically with this fame?
I get to do what I love to do, but I have the same life that I had before. I go home. I see my family . I hangout with my friends and I play football. I help out around the house and do the same things. I think that's really important. That's what helps you stay grounded.
Are you close to your family?
Over the past year I've only been home for five weeks, but I'm definitely very close with my family. They're always visiting me. It gets lonely on set or when you're traveling, so it's always great to have someone with you.
What do your friends think of your success?
Honestly, my friends treat me the exact same, which is great-I wouldn't want it any other way. That would just be weird. My friends are very supportive and come out to the events. They watch the premieres and see the movies, but they still razz me.
What do you do when you need a break?
That's a good question! I'm having fun right now. I'm promoting and traveling, which I really enjoy. In fact, I love traveling. So, I'm having a great time. I'm definitely the kind of guy who finds time to relax. I find my down time.
Tell us: will you be going to see Breaking Dawn when it comes out?
Written by Cindy Pearlman for YourTango.
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