Taylor Lautner started his acting career in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show. He is most recognized for his role as shapeshifter Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga film series. Taylor recently stated that if he were to return to the role, he would change up the character’s workout routine.
While speaking to Eonline, Taylor Lautner said he will always be on Jacob’s team. The actor stated that he would not be hesitant to reprise his role as Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga. “He’s a good character that is easy to love, so I would never say no to that,” Lautner told the outlet. “Because it’s Jacob Black. He’s a lovable guy.”
Lautner portrayed Jacob in the vampire franchise alongside Kristen Stewart (Bella) and Robert Pattinson (Edward) while he was in his late teens. Jacob imprinted on Bella and Edward’s daughter, Renesmee, in the final installment of the films. On that subject, the actor speculated that Jacob and Renesmee were doing well, claiming that the previous ten years had been “happy ever after with Renesmee because that’s where I left off.”
Lautner also stated that, while he liked portraying the character, he may be hesitant to return to the fitness routine necessary for the role. “I think that was great for the role, but I would prefer just to be trim and healthy, you know?” Lautner said. “Definitely not a Jacob Black body.”
The body was great for the role — but the amount of the working out and discipline and food that went into it, not fond memories. It’s tough because when I was 17, 18, 19 years old, I couldn’t do any cardio because I had to just put on as much muscle as possible.
So, if I would start like sweating during a workout, my trainer would stop me. And then we would finish a workout, and he literally be like, ‘Go to Carl’s Jr. and get a double, triple cheeseburger.’ We were just trying to put on the weight. Now, I wish I could go back there in that sense because now it’s 90 percent cardio, and I’m not having any triple cheeseburgers, that’s for sure.
Lautner took a break from acting after his time in the Twilight films when he met his fiancée, Tay Dome. She recently revealed her Twilight feelings in her own post. In a hilarious video on her Instagram in June, Dome participated in the “Show your childhood crush and then the person you ended up with” trend.
The video then showed pictures of Pattinson as Edward Cullen, followed by Lautner, who famously played Edward’s rival Jacob, with the two fighting for Bella’s affections. “I think it’s time to come clean,” Dome wrote in the caption. Lautner chimed in on the comments section, “Bout time I won something.”
‘Twilight’ fans will undoubtedly go crazy if the cast returns. Let’s hope for the best. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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