February 21, 2009

International Hunky Werewolf Shapeshifter Sighting: Taylor Lautner Visits InStyle Before Leaving for Japan This Weekend

Thanks to Twilight Lexicon, we have new Taylor updates from his visit to InStyle the other day:
Even though this is Oscar week, we still made time to host a meet and greet in our office with one of the hottest stars of the year, Twilight’s Taylor Lautner. Now that it's been confirmed that he'll reprise the role of Jacob Black in the film’s sequel, New Moon, Lautner is one busy guy. He told us he's been hitting the gym to beef up for the role before he heads up to Canada to start shooting the second movie in the Twilight saga. Apparently, the entire movie will be shot within a two-month time frame with a week on location in Italy--where we can't wait to meet the Volturi character Jane, rumored to be played by Dakota Fanning. But first...Taylor will join Robert Pattinson to head to the far East for Japanese premiere of Twilight this weekend.
The 17 year-old has been hit with such a fan base that he no longer can go to malls, but he can occasionally find a solitary moment for a meal at one of the local restaurants in his neighborhood. He also told us that he learned the hard way NOT to go see his movie opening weekend--he went to Universal City Walk to catch Twilight with the movie-goers and ending up having to be escorted out by the secret service because of the fandemonium. We were able to restrain ourselves, but we did ask him to autograph our copies of the book--which he signed with the words "Team Jacob," of course.

When he's not working out, filming on location in the middle of nowhere or flying off to some international junket, Taylor loves watching American Idol. He's already picked favorites, but because he has to start shooting New Moon in the beginning of March, he may miss some of the AI season. Since we agree with most of his picks, we promised to vote in his absence.
--Karen Levy

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