Taylor Lautner on New Moon
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 22, 2009
By Fred Topel – CanMag.com
Fans of the Twilight books kind of know what to expect from New Moon. Edward takes off, Jacob steps up and wolfs out. Still, Taylor Lautner thinks there are some surprises in store.
Taylor Lautner on The Twilight Saga: New Moon
“I honestly don’t think they’re expecting to be as heartbroken as I think they will be,” Lautner said. “I know when I read New Moon I really felt bad for Jacob’s character and Bella’s just because Jacob can’t have her and he’s trying to get her and everything that’s going on and her being torn and confused. So I felt really bad but actually when I lived the experience with Kristen, it was much worse and I just can’t imagine what the fans are going to think when they watch that.”
For people who haven’t read the books, and just wait for the movies, Lautner has a sales pitch too. “Somebody like me would enjoy the action because I love action movies and New Moon takes that to another level than Twilight was. That, and it’s a lot more complicated this time around. It takes what her and Edward developed in Twilight and it smashes that at the beginning and then it becomes complicated until the end of the movie.”
“Well, I knew what I had to do and that’s what I did. I stayed focused and it all worked out well. So as soon as I finished filming Twilight, I started hitting the gym. I got a personal trainer. I started eating a lot of food, good food, of course.”
Lautner is clearly high on the physicality of New Moon, but he showed his softer side when he discussed the film’s emotional moments. “I like a lot of the cool action scenes I get to do because I just had a lot of fun with those. My original favorite scene was a really small scene that I just thought was kind of cute. It was the scene where I walk her up to Bella’s door and say goodbye to her. I’m going off to fight in the woods and she’s worried. She’s scared for me. I thought that it was kind of cute, but I also like the break-up scene. It was also painful to shoot because it was 35 degrees and we had rain poured on us. It was rain tower rain, which is straight from the spring and it was freezing. It was bad.”
The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens to theaters on November 20th.