Of transforming into a werewolf in the Twilight sequel, he says:
“I think the most important thing with Jacob is that pre-transformation, he’s clumsy. He trips over his own feet. As soon as he transforms, he’s very agile. At one point, he flings himself through Bella’s window and lands at her feet, and that’s the first time Bella realizes this is a new Jacob: He never used to be this agile. I loved bringing out that side of him. The bummer is, when he becomes a wolf, that’s not actually me. When he does the cool fight scenes, he’s transformed into CGI.”
Taylor Lautner talks with Access Hollywood‘s Shaun Robinson about some of the grueling shirtless scenes he had to shoot for New Moon and his rumored girlfriend Selena Gomez at MTV’s Movie Awards on Sunday.
Lautner describes trying to look like “hot” like a werewolf despite being shirtless with nothing but shorts in the midst of a freezing downpour of rain and says the next installation in the “Twilight” series is filled with heartbreak and will “rip your heart to shreds.”
As for his rumored girlfriend, teen star Selena Gomez, with whom he has been photographed hanging out with in Vancouver, Canada, he says, “she’s a great girl, great friend.”
Twilight star Kristen Stewart is vamping it up for the March 2009 cover of underground fashion rag NYLON.
While she doesn’t have much to say on Twilight or New Moon (or the recently greenlighted third vampire film Eclipse), the 18-year-old actress, who stars in the new flick Adventureland, does say of her hunky Twilight costar Robert Pattinson:
“Rob and I are good friends. We went through a lot together, so we feel very close. But if we go out in public, every little detail is scrutinized, like the way I stand next to him. And it’s like, I know this guy really fucking well [laughs]. It’s only natural that we’re sort of leaning on each other, because we’re put in the most fucking psychotic situations.”
King of Sci-Fi Stephen King has taken a bite out of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s skills as a writer and her vampire series.
Comparing Meyer to Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling, King tells USA Today, “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
While he does blast Meyer’s lack of talent, he does say bad writers, if they have a good story, can still be “very, very successful.”
“It’s very clear that she’s writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books,” King says. “It’s exciting and it’s thrilling and it’s not particularly threatening because they’re not overtly sexual. A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that’s a shorthand for all the feelings that they’re not ready to deal with yet.”