For Taylor Lautner, the biggest challenge of Breaking Dawn Part 1 wasn’t being on the losing end of a love triangle between himself, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), but figuring out how to play imprinted. In the latest and penultimate Twilight film, the werewolf love bond is enacted, and between Jacob (Lautner) and an interesting partner. Check out his thoughts on that and his non-denial about working with Gus Van Sant in out interview…
Also, check out our video version of the press conference (plus some Twilight clips) below…
Lautner has a sense of humor about his role as he joked about being shirtless often for his part (I guess it goes with being a werewolf), and acknowledged the fun and difficulty of doing so in less than friendly climates. He also didn’t want to talk about crazy fans, as he likes to call them “passionate” and talked up how some people want their body signed to have his signature turned into a tattoo (something Peter Facinelli also mentioned, and he wanted no part in it).
When a project involving Gus Van Sant came up, Lautner gave it a very classic “I can’t say anything” denial:
He is a very, very talented director who I’ve always looked up to and I’ve always wanted to work with. It’s very premature, so I really don’t have much so say now other than the fact that I really, really respect and would love the opportunity to work with him.
When pressed about the subject matter he added “there is a project like that floating around somewhere on this planet.” I guess that’s how you handle it when there’s no names on the dotted lines.
He also talks about the fame and wanting to keep your face out there, but finding it difficult to let go of the role, and his friends that he’s made through the shooting of the series. This was a common thread in the interviews, as everyone emphasized their sadness on the thing being over.
He also spoke to the challenges of playing a CGI werewolf and working with a new director on the series, and how protective he is of the character he made famous. Working with Bill Condon (the fourth director in the series) sounded very pleasant and Condon was open to the casts ideas if they felt their characters weren’t behaving as they had been established.
And though the cast have another year to wait until everything is said and done – and who knows if there might be some reshoots – the tone of the event was that everyone knew the big party was over.
The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn Part 1 opens November 18, and should quickly become one of the most successful film of all time.
Are you excited for Breaking Dawn Part 1?