Thursday, November 17, 2011

Taylor Lautner's Werewolf Grows Up In 'Breaking Dawn'

'I'm always continuing to grow and learn more about myself each and every day, so I can definitely relate to that,' actor tells MTV News.
By Kevin P. Sullivan, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in "Breaking Dawn - Part 1"
Photo: Summit Entertainment

Eventually, all werewolves have to grow up. Jacob learns that lesson during the finale of the "Twilight" series, "Breaking Dawn," and as it turns out, the man behind Jacob, Taylor Lautner, has been learning the same lesson each and every day.

MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Lautner while he was promoting the penultimate "Twilight" release, set to hit theaters Friday. Lautner said the Jacob we see in "Breaking Dawn" is a whole other type of animal. "It was really exciting for me, because Jacob in this movie is very different than he ever has been, so I was a little nervous. I was excited," he said.

For Lautner, "Breaking Dawn" was a chance for each of the film's characters to show a different side, but he admitted that he struggled particularly with Jacob.

"It's really amazing to see all of the characters, really, in a different light than you've ever seen them before," Lautner said. "But Jacob was a challenge in this movie, being pulled in two totally different directions and kind of being the middle man. He has to make a decision: which side are you going to choose?"

In "Breaking Dawn," Jacob must decide between his loyalties to Bella and her unborn vampire child and his wolf pack, a very adult decision for a teenage werewolf to make. Lautner himself still has his moments of immaturity but said it's all part of the bigger picture.

"I have my kid-fun moments, I guess, but I would say it's a good mixture. I don't think you've ever found exactly who you are," he said. "I'm always continuing to grow and learn more about myself each and every day, so I can definitely relate to that."

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