Video:Taylor Lautner Interview - New Moon at Comic Con, Part 1with Rebecca Murray
Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart made the trip to San Diego (again) to promote the second film of the 'Twilight' series, 'New Moon.' Part 1 of the press conference coverage features Lautner talking about transforming into Jacob.See Transcript
Transcript:Taylor Lautner Interview - New Moon at Comic Con, Part 1Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: New Moon at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con.
Taylor Lautner - 'Jacob' in New Moon, Part 1
How does it feel to be back at Comic Con?
Taylor Lautner: "I think last year Comic Con was the big eye opener for us, so it's awesome to be back and embrace all of our fans for everything they've done this past year."
Describe Jacob's transformation and what you did to play the role.
Taylor Lautner: "When I was filming Twilight I knew that Jacob's character changed a lot, so if I wanted to continue portraying him correctly, I had a lot of work ahead for myself. So as soon as I finished filming Twilight I started hitting the gym, got a personal trainer, started eating a lot of food - good food, of course - proteins, good carbs, cut the sugars. And it was a lot of work but it was definitely worth it."
How has life changed since the 2008 Comic Con?
Taylor Lautner: "I think another thing, it's kind of obvious, that's changed for me is just my schedule. I've been really, really busy doing publicity and working on other things. Yeah, it's crazy. None of us saw it coming and the past year has definitely been a ride for all of us."
"It's awesome because this is our opportunity to come out and thank our fans for everything they've done for us and Twilight. We get to embrace them again. We're so thankful for them. It's awesome that we get to see them all waiting for us, again a year later, with the same if not, actually, definitely more amount of passion and dedication. So it's really exciting. A little nervous, but it's good."
How does the Team Jacob and Team Edward aspect playing into your performance?
Taylor Lautner: "I think everything is kind of crazy about this franchise and that's why we love it so much, and that's why the fans do as well. But yeah, there's definitely a lot of fans that separate onto separate teams. I don't know. I mean, sometimes it gets me a little nervous because I'm trying to live up to the fans' expectations and trying to represent Team Jacob in the right way. I don't want to disappoint them so that's why I worked so hard to not only mentally and emotionally but physically change as well for this role because this guy's some pretty good competition so I had a lot of hard work."
What went through your mind the first time you saw the transformation into a wolf?
Taylor Lautner: "I don't know. I thought they did a pretty good job with the wolf transformation. I'm excited that there's werewolves involved now because the werewolves definitely step up the action in the movie. There's double the action in this movie than there was before. And then there's also a different dynamic. It's not just this romance between a human girl and a vampire, but it's the beginning of a love triangle. So, it's exciting."