Taylor Lautner: Stop Asking Me to Take Off My Shirt

June 15, 2010 By:
Taylor Lautner: Stop Asking Me to Take Off My Shirt

Taylor Lautner is known for two things: his hot bod and his adorable smile. Okay, okay, so there's also that whole acting thing but right now we're more concerned about why he kept his shirt on for his GQ shoot.

Taylor is GQ magazine's July cover boy and boy he look sexy! In the article he talks about auditioning for the role of Jacob Black, twice, getting his own place and of course going shirtless. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Taylor Lautner on what it felt like to present at the Oscars, with Kristen Stewart: “I would have passed out if she wasn’t there!” Lautner says. “You’re looking down and you’re talking to George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio—and they’re listening to you!”

Taylor on having to audition a second time for the role of Jacob Black: “I’m in the gym, and I’m doing reps, and I’m reading the books, and I’m studying the character. I’m just saying to myself, ‘I want this role. I love this role. I’m not gonna lose it. And I’m gonna know it better than anybody, and I’m gonna do that extra rep, because I’m gonna be Jacob Black.’ ”

Taylor on if he’s considered getting his own place: “Um, you know, not so much. There’s really no point. I’m so busy. I really haven’t thought about it.... The thing I love is that my home life hasn’t changed. I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn.”

Taylor on being careful about his rep as a “beefcake”: “Originally I was supposed to take off my shirt. The script [of Valentine’s Day] said we were walking into school and Willy takes off his shirt. I said, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. Time out. He’s gonna take off his shirt in the middle of school? No, no, no. The reason I took off my shirt for New Moon is because it’s written in the book that way. And there’s reasons behind it.”