Taylor Lautner on his latest film Abduction
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Taylor Lautner on his latest film Abduction

Taylor Lautner aka Jacob Black from Twilight series admits his first production doesn’t showcase his body, but promises other action. Roshmila Bhattacharya tells more.

hollywood Updated: Sep 24, 2011 15:17 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times

Playing Jacob Black from the Twilight series has made him one of the 50 sexiest guys in the world. And as his film Abduction opened in theatres yesterday, there is one question a lot of teenage girls are asking: how much more of Taylor Lautner will we get to see?

“Well, there’s just one small scene in this film. We found just that one moment when it made sense for my character to take off his shirt, that was it,” laughs the star, promising plenty of other action scenes, from flying down the road on the hood of a car to the climax in a baseball stadium where he goes zooming down a giant glass opening. “I called it my jumbo slide. Abduction gave me a chance to learn so many new things like boxing, motorcycle riding and wrestling,” he says.

Hollywood’s newest pin-up model admits he got a lot of attention from the girls during the shoot of his latest film. “We spent a week in a small town called Sutersville that had a population of 600. One night, we had over 800 girls on the set, a few driving in from different cities. It was impressive!” he reminisces.

Produced by Taylor and his father Dan, Abduction is Tailor Made Entertainment’s first production. The teenage idol admits that since his video production classes in high school, it’s been a dream to make a movie. He’s been involved with Abduction from the start developing the story, bringing characters to life and post-production.

“With Abduction, we aren’t just father-son, but also a producer-actor team. Dad and I will also team up again for Summit Entertainment’s feature, Cancun,” says Taylor.

The film features several real-life school kids from Hampton High School. Taylor describes the shoot as an awesome experience. “I would not be here without them so it’s always great to say hello and thank them,” he says. There are Twilight fans everywhere, whether he’s at a premiere or just walking down the street. “The movie has opened the doors for me to go out and do other things,”
he says.

How to get a Taylor-made body
I don’t workout too much now, I just stay active and play more sports, which is a treat for me. I eat what I want, which is not necessarily junk because I’ve always pretty much eaten healthy. Earlier, I used to eat every two hours to add muscle. Now I don’t need the surplas calories so I don’t have to force myself to eat when I’m not hungry. I don’t have someone shoving food down my throat every five minutes.

First Published: Sep 23, 2011 19:36 IST