Taylor sat down for an exclusive one on one interview with Hollyscoop to talk about his impressive physique, his relationship with Kristen Stewart, and how he got into character for his very special role. Here are some highlights from the interview:
Hollyscoop: Your character went through some extraordinary physical changes in the movie, how did you manage to bulk up so quickly?
Taylor Lautner: "It was no easy; it required a lot of hard work. I had my eyes on the prize the entire time and I just stayed focus on what I can control and that was working out and the whole eating process and that all worked out for the best."
HS: The director has some concerns regarding you being able to achieve such a goal, how did you prove you were the right guy for the role?
TL: "As a matter of fact when all that speculation was going on in the media we did not have a director attached. It was just a matter of them needing to attach a director before they can make any official announcement. Once they hired Chris I met with Chris and we were all good to go."
HS: Do you think fans will like the new Jake?
TL: "I’m hoping so, I’m just really excited for them to see his relationship with Bella. I just really love his relationship with Bella, how they start off as best friends and it grows into something more."
HS: How did you win over Bella?
TL: "Do exactly what Stephanie Meyer wrote. Simple as that"
HS: How do you get into character for some of these emotional extremes?
TL: "The number one thing that I go off is the book, so that is exactly what the fans want to see and that helps. It has so much detail in the book so that is my number one thing. Also my relationship with Kristen really helps, we have almost have relationship very similar to Jacob and Bella's so that was helpful. Behind the direction of Chris White is awesome, he helps a lot."
HS: You play such a sweetie in the movie, do you think more people will be 'Team Jacob' over 'Team Edward' after this movie?
TL: "I don’t know, I would not be able to tell you. It just Jacob and Edward are completely different guys so it all depends on what you like."
HS: You're always topless in the movie, did you ever get cold?
TL: "Oh yes, most definitely, we are filming in the Pacific North West in March; at that rain scene it was 35 degrees that day and it was not really raining; we were using rain tower rain which comes from the spring and its ice cold so it was really cold. The tricky thing is that I can’t look cold."
Check out our exclusive on-on-one interview with Taylor for New Moon below...