Keeping up with Taylor Lautner: Chaske Spencer is packing on muscle for 'Breaking Dawn'
It ain't easy looking buff next to weight-room prodigy Taylor Lautner, but that's precisely the task at hand for "Twilight" wolf pack leader Chaske Spencer (that's him on the right).
As alpha dog for the lupine gang, Spencer's character Sam Uley has to up his game in the muscle department for each installment, especially for the franchise's final film (or films?), "Breaking Dawn."
I caught up with Spencer making the rounds at "Access Hollywood's" Stuff You Must gift lounge in celebration of the Golden Globes. He's looking plenty worked out, but still took some tips from renowned celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak.
"He wants to put more muscle mass on," Pasternak said of his chat with Spencer at New Balance's Fierce Trax booth.
"Looking big and muscular on screen isn't about being big, it's about symmetry, definition and proportion."
Pasternak, who trained Robert Pattinson on the first film and the recent juggernaut "New Moon," advised Spencer to avoid typical "beach muscles" like his biceps and chest. Instead, he told the 34-year-old to focus on the upper back to create a burly neckline and narrow "shoulder-to-waist ratio."
We're sure his efforts will be handsomely displayed when "Breaking Dawn" begins shooting this fall. Meanwhile, the young man faces rampant promotion this June for "Eclipse" and is already dreading inquires about his maybe-dating costars Pattinson and Kristen Stewart...
... the actor told me what everyone seems to be saying: We know nada!
"Rob's a great guy; we hung out a few times on the set of 'New Moon,' but he's not really in it. I've got a lot of scenes with Kristen, who is a strong and intelligent actress," Spencer said.
But are they a couple?!
The werewolf simply shrugged his shoulders. At least he's starting his workout.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Chaske Spencer in "New Moon." Credit: Summit Entertainment