Taylor Lautner, has been chosen to be a SNL host this December AND he’s gracing the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Wow, go Taylor.
In a new interview, he talks about his role in New Moon, his relationship with Bella and if he’s dating Taylor Swift.
CH: The filmmakers certainly took advantage of the new physique. You spend most of the movie shirtless, starting with that moment where you rip off your tee-shirt to wipe a cut on Bella’s forehead.
TL: I start laughing so hard every time I see that scene. “You’re bleeding? OK, let me fix it [with my sweaty shirt].” It’s so embarrassing. Yeah. I mean, here’s the thing: there’s a reason that he’s not wearing clothes all the time. One, when he transforms, all his clothes get shredded. He can’t help it. And when he goes into the woods to get something to put on so he’s not naked, it’s just a ripped pair of jean shorts. He’s also hot. He’s 108 degrees. So that’s another reason. The thing is, I love this character, I love this story, and putting on the weight and not wearing much clothing was required by the role. A year from now, if I love a story and I love a character that requires me to lose 40 pounds, I’m ready to do it.
CH: With Edward Cullen largely taking a backseat to Jacob’s romance with Bella in New Moon, was there ever any concern that you would overshadow Robert Pattinson’s presence in the movie? In other words, did you have to temper your performance in any way? Because you’re very winning in the role.
TL: Thank you very much. I think it depends on what kind of girl you are, what kind of guy you like. Edward and Jacob are complete opposite guys. They’re hot and cold. Literally. So yeah, I mean it’s just, I personally love Bella and Jacob’s relationship, how they begin as best friends, and it starts to grow into something more and more. Both guys are in love with Bella. Both guys are always going to be there for Bella, and they’re protective. I just think it’s what kind of guy you like.
CH: Can you talk about Valentine’s Day, which will be your next movie to hit the big screens?
TL: It’s going to be fun, there were a lot of fantastic actors in it. I got to work with legendary director Garry Marshall … so I’m excited for everyone to see that.
Taylor, an Aquarius boy, is extremely independent. He prides himself on being unique and he needs a girl who can be a friend first before he falls in love. So is he dating Taylor Swift? He hasn’t denied or confirmed the rumor. He is co-starring in the new movie, Valentine’s Day, with her. They make a cute couple.