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'Twilight' Countdown: Taylor Lautner takes your questions

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Taylor Lautner, 16, who plays one third of the Bella-Edward-Jacob love triangle in “Twilight,” might just be the busiest of the movie's cast members.

Today he has several meetings and a few hours worth of interviews, and he’s still filming NBC's My Own Worst Enemy.” Lucky for us, he took a timeout to talk about “Twilight,” women’s underwear and giving fan advice to costars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

(One note: I tried to get in as many of your questions as possible, but I had limited time with Taylor today. The good news is that there will be at least two more opportunities for me to pry more information out of him, so keep your questions coming in the comments below.)

Talk to me about the sequels. Are you bulking up to play a werewolf? What’s the status?
They haven’t made any decisions whatsoever about sequels. I’m sure they’re going to wait for 'Twilight' to come out and see how it does before they make any decisions. It’s just a matter of waiting and seeing what Summit wants to do. But it would be fun. I try not to get my hopes up and even think about it.

Have you had any discussions with the director [Catherine Hardwicke] or anyone about it?
Not really. I tried to once, but she just didn’t even want to go there. Nobody wants to go there! It’s hard!

But there’s reason to hope, right? Because you’ve been in character as “older” Jacob before …
Yes, during the auditions. I originally met with Catherine and she wanted me to do a ‘chemistry read’ with Kristen Stewart. We did a few scenes from the first book, like the beach scene, and then we read some lines straight out of the books “New Moon” and “Eclipse.”

Which parts did you read?
I don’t remember the specific scenes, but I do know that the scenes I did showed a huge difference in Jacob’s character. He goes from happy-go-lucky and friendly in “Twilight” to when he’s more of a werewolf and more of an adult, all intense and grumpy. She wanted to see as much of me playing the different sides to Jacob as possible.

Excellent. So clearly, you’re ready to deal with the rabid “Twilight” fans for a while longer. You know, at Comic-Con you did seem the most at ease with the screams. Were you nervous at all?
We were all standing backstage waiting to go out and they told me ‘It’s going to be crazy. Once you get downstairs there’s going to be 6,500 fans.’ I kind of brushed it off and said ‘Yeah, OK, sure.’ But then “Twilight” came up on the screen, and everyone just started screaming. I’ve never seen anything like it before. We were all pretty nervous but once we got out there it was pretty fun –- at least for me. The fans are just very passionate and really excited for the movie to come out already. So am I!

I thought Robert, in particular, looked like he was going to pass out from fear. Did you give him any words of advice in dealing with fans?
(Laughs) Actually, both he and Kristen have come up to me and asked, ‘How do you not freak out? What do you do?’ And they’re all sweating (laughs again). I tell them, ‘I don’t know. I mean, this is fun!’ But they’re all disappointed, like ‘Oh, OK.’ They’re funny.

You really do have a good rapport with them. I read that you even dropped by one of the “Breaking Dawn” release parties. You really just wanted to drop by?
Yes. Fans are the driving force behind this thing, so it’s very important to me to respect that. I was in my hometown in Michigan and thought it would be fun to go to the “Breaking Dawn” release party. I was there until 2 a.m. hanging out, signing books. It was a good time! There were over 1,000 fans there and it was a nice surprise for them.

Have they ever gotten out of hand?
Well, one of the weirdest and scariest things that I’ve discovered is that there is underwear -- women’s underwear -- being sold on the Internet and it has 'Team Taylor' written on it. Women’s underwear is being sold with my name [not Jacob’s] imprinted on the front of it. One of my friends or family members e-mailed me the link and asked ‘What is this?’ I’m not quite sure.

The “Twilight” boys seem to be getting most of the attention so far in the media. Can you tell us more about what Kristen is like?
The only people that were there when I was on set were Kristen and Rob, and he wasn’t there too much. So it was basically just me and Kristen. She’s very easygoing. It takes her a little bit to warm up to people. She’s a little shy and reserved. Her and Rob both are. But she was very fun to be around.

Did you guys hang out while you were filming?
Yeah. Portland has the best food I’ve ever had. It was amazing. We’d finish at 5:30 p.m. and just go out to eat the best steak, or there were all kinds of crawfish restaurants. It was so delicious. Food took up a lot of the down time.

OK, a couple more, straight from your fans: They want to know if you still practice martial arts, and if you got to use any of your skills in the movie.
I gave up martial arts when I was 13. I realized acting is really what I want to do. I still try and keep up with it a little bit here and there. When I can, I’ll see if I try and kick off some rust and see what I still got in me. Nothing for 'Twilight' though. Jacob doesn’t have much action in ‘Twilight’ at all.

We’ve seen pics -- and video! -- of the werewolf pack online. Does this first movie include any of the elements from “New Moon”? The character of Sam isn’t really introduced until then …
They’re not in much of the movie. They’re in the beach scene. When I come up and say 'Hi' to Bella they’re there. But again, not much. They barely get introduced.

Do you have a real-life Bella?
I don’t have a one in particular, but have had a few important girls over the years.

-- Denise Martin


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Hi Taylor, i have three Q to you:

(this is not a Question, is a invitation) - My name is Gianna and i'm from Brazil, hi. Behalf of the your Brazilian fans and fan club Forks Team, i invite you to visite us, visite our country (the Northeast, preferably, Pernambuco). Accept my invitation?

- I don't know if someone already asked you... but, if you could live forever, what do you live for?

- do you have some idea how much Brazilians fans do you have? (i am one of them)

I said three Questions? i have one more...

- Robert and others artists have an address to fans send letters to them, I never saw your address (i'd like to send one to you). Do you have one? If you do, can available to us?

and I really loved your work on Apologize clip *_*

lovely bites,
Gianna, 17, Brazil.

Hey Taylor!
Hannah Theodore, of Toronto here. I think that you are aboslutely amazing! Not in the creepy fangirl way, don't worry. Well, actually, yeah kind of. So, do you think you guys could make any appearances in Canada? It would the cooooooolest thing.
See, I was kind fo sad that us Canadian were left out. I really wish you or some of the cast would come to Toronto for a premiere or something. Yorkdale Mall, preferably. LOL.

Anyhoo, how do you think you would protray the pushy, moronic, obnoxious DOG! in Eclpise? Are you like that at all in real life? Dont't worry, it's a good thing. Haha.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
*bows down*
PS. I would really love it if you could come to Toronto, like it would be the coolest thing in the history of the universe. =D

-Hannah E. Theodore, 14, Toronto

hey are u single?

have u ever been to tennessee? if so, did u think it was pretty hype here?

ps. u r adorable!!!

Hi Taylor, i have some Q for u:

wht do u think the connection between Taylor lautner and jacob black?

since u have a very busy schedule does it sometimes get out of hand?

why do u think u were casted as jacob instead of edward?

whts ur favortie part of being jacob?

wht would u say would be the craziest thing u have done?

In My Own Worst enemy u don't seem to show up a lot y is that?
and my friend said that ur only gonna be in 8 epsidoes. is that true?

Great interview Denise :) Okay, my questions for Taylor Lautner are:

Can you tell us more about your role in My Own Worst Enemy?

Also, if you had creative license, how would you have altered the Twilight storyline?

-- Sabah O., 16, Toronto

What happened to Sara Hicks?
Are they Over?

my questions 4 Taylor r:

1. What is the cats like? Do u get along with them?

2. How is Catherine Hardwicke as a director?

3. Do u like playing a werewolf?

Hey Taylor,
I think that you will be a wonderful Jacob Black and you are excactly how i thought Jacob would be. My Questions,

1. Do you get spotted whenever you go out and if so does that bother you sometimes if you are trying to get somewhere or if you are hang out with friends

2.Are you comin' to Toronto Canada anytime soon?

3. What was the best and worst about playing Jacob Black in twilight?

you are sooooo hot taylor

Did you have fun shooting the film because you did very good? I can't wait till you have the most important part in New Moon.

Good luck,
Your fan Gwenivere
I'm not going to claim to be your biggest fan because you must get annoyed at all the people that do. I know I would...................... but I'm not a very patient person. Bye

Hey Taylor,
I just have to say first of all you are amazing! I love you so much, my friend and I are fighting over you lol. Im going to win though..jk! but anyways here are a few questions and I hope you have the time to answer them. It would mean a lot to me.
1) What scene are you most looking forward to doing out of the whole Twilight Saga?
2) What kind of girl are you looking for?
3) Are you currently in a relationship? This might seem personal but I'm pretty sure all your fans want to know!!
Thanks so much.

Did you like playing Jacob Black? Is it hard to be an actor..?

heeyy taylor,
i was just wondering, are u ever going to come to canada again?
i really want to meet you!
if u do, when and where?
i love you!!

O M G !!!! I heart u soo much! my dad thinks i'm on team edward but yaknow, he has to get a life..... BECAUSE U R SOOOO MUCH HOTTER! just throwin' that out...OK i'll get 2 the point.
Q: are you still into horse back riding?( i ride western)
Q: do u have a fan mail list from the cast?( i will heart u 4ever if u do!)
last one i promise!
Q: is robert single or is he just saying that to keep all the girls on his side of the fame?
i heart u! ~ katie~

hi taylor,

i was wondering when you are coming to florida becasuse i wanna meet you soo bad.. i loved you charcter in Twilight!! you are gorgess.... (;
if you can come to florida! when and where??

I really think Taylor is a nice guy.He is so cute thats a big fact!I think he is just great.



i LUBB yOU!!!


I LOVE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

first of all you are amazing you can act and you are in martial arts which by the way i hear you are awsome at it!!
i really want to be an actress and would love to do movies with you !!!!
how can i get started to become an actress?
it has been a dream of mine since i was little!
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

hi taylor omg i am such a big fan i just wanted to know if i wanted you to go to my 16 party duhh you would be getting paid how can i get in contact with you :] plz let me know i really want you to be thair it would soooo make my day :] plzzz

does he have a myspace, facebook, or myyearbook ??????

i really like taylor lautner and i really would like to meet him because he is so cool and relaxed like he dosen't have a care in the world so i would like someone to get in contact with him and tell him to email me or get ahold of me some how because i know that we would so click cause i like to let loose and be goofy and have fun and take chances because if your not living life on the edge your taking up to much space so someone please let taylor no that i really want to meet him cause him and i are so much alike and i just now we would click withyout a doubt
ps. my name is also taylor

"Anu" O ya if you don't know what that means it means Hello in Indian.
Taylor are you really Indian and all those other mixes because i am those mixes but just a little more mixes than that.
Well got to go.

Questions for Taylor:
Where do you live?
What is your cell phone number?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite movie?
thanks for your time .
I luv u

i love you you are really hot and you are better looking than Edward i hope one day we can meet

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