Fact: TWILIGHT star Taylor Lautner stepped behind the camera lens on Sunday (05Jul15) to take on a new role as photographer as he joined other snappers in the press pit at London's Wireless Festival. It is not known why the actor decided to try his hand at a new profession, but he appeared to take the job seriously, using a Nikon camera and lens worth an estimated $4,000 (£2,500) to shoot acts including headliner David Guetta.
Fact: Twilight actor Taylor Lautner played the hero for his Tracers co-star Marie Avgeropoulos on Monday (15Jul13) by giving her a piggyback ride after she struggled to get up some stairs at the Astor Place Theatre in New York due to being on crutches. The pair had been to see the Blue Man Group show at the venue.
Quote: "I've always been healthy and played sports, but that was a different regimen. I'm slimmer now than I was in the franchise, so it would be a different look, that's for sure, but it's nice to be able to play more sports now rather than constantly having to go to the gym, and eating what I want, when I want. It's a nice feeling." Taylor Lautner insists he no longer looks like his buff Twilight werewolf character.
Fact: Twilight star Taylor Lautner is in talks to join Adam Sandler's sequel to 2010 hit Grown Ups. Director Dennis Dugan has reteamed with Sandler and his co-stars Chris Rock, Kevin James and Salma Hayek to make a follow-up to the movie - about a group of high school friends who reunite for the summer, and Lautner is keen to land a role in the star-studded line-up, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Quote: "It's tough because sometimes you'll just be on the web and things pop up or you get emailed something from a friend. It is definitely impossible to avoid stuff about me sometimes, but it's pretty important to try. It's very rare that things are true about yourself that are on the Internet. It's just sad sometimes. So you definitely try and stay away from it as much as possible." Twilight star Taylor Lautner avoids online gossip.
Quote: "Kristen and I were doing interviews in a hotel in Brazil and all of a sudden our security barges in and locks the door... and they said, 'Remain calm, about 2,000 girls just broke through the hotel lobby and they're on their way up the stairs to get to this room.' Then they went, 'It's OK because we have the National Guard on their way.' And the National Guard actually did show up." Taylor Lautner on his scariest moment while promoting the Twilight films in South America with co-star Kristen Stewart.
Quote: "I was so nervous... For some reason, I thought that the three of us were just gonna go to, like, a private room and maybe there would be a slab of wet cement there and we'd just do it privately and then they'd put it out there. I didn't think it was gonna be a big deal... There were helicopters and the street was shut down." Taylor Lautner had no idea his recent hand and footprint ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles would be such a big affair. Cops had to shut down the street while he and his Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart left their marks outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre last week (03Nov11).
Quote: "It's amazing the things that are out there... I've had a few death rumours now, but this one was pretty interesting because it was, like, I was out at a club and there were these exotic dancers and they took me back to their hotel room and they drugged me." Taylor Lautner clears up recent reports suggesting he had died during a wild night out.
Quote: "No pizza, no cake, no ice cream. It was rough... I remember my very last shirtless scene in the franchise. And I remember them (the directors) calling 'cut' and I was so happy. It was the happiest I've been in a long time. And I remember going out, and we were in Baton Rouge (Louisiana), and they have great food there, so I remember going out to eat that night and I had dessert for the first time in ever. I took days off working out. It was amazing." Actor Taylor Lautner on completing his restrictive diet for the Twilight franchise.
Fact: Martha Stewart has offered to give Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner cooking lessons. The pair met on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Wednesday (03Nov11) and after Lautner confessed to only perfecting a grilled cheese sandwich, Stewart promised to teach him a few tricks in the kitchen during his next visit to her native New York.
Fact: Twilight star Taylor Lautner is teaming up with acclaimed indie director Gus Van Sant for a new movie project. The untitled film will be based on a non-fiction article which originally ran in The New Yorker magazine.
Fact: The Twilight stars are set for the ultimate Hollywood tribute - Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart are to sink their hands and feet into cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The superstar trio is expected to literally shut down Hollywood Boulevard on 3 November (11) for the hand and footprint ceremony.
Quote: "I'm trying to picture Brad Pitt in front of his couch watching Sharkboy and Lavagirl... It's kind of a funny thought." Actor Taylor Lautner can't believe the Hollywood hunk's kids are big fans of his 2005 movie, The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl 3-D.
Quote: "I couldn't sing to save my life. The fans would not approve." Actor Taylor Lautner has no plans to move into music and record an album.
Quote: "When we were filming this movie, Abduction, we would have 600 - 800 fans on set every night. They're very respectful, but it was awesome to have them on set because they would remind me of the reason I'm making this movie. It was extra motivation." Taylor Lautner was stunned to see hundreds of fans descending on the set of the new thriller in a bid to meet him.
Quote: "Taylor made it very comfortable. I was extra cautious not to have any food with garlic!" Lily Collins on kissing Abduction co-star and rumoured boyfriend Taylor Lautner on the set of the new thriller.
Quote: "Kristen's going to be cool and edgy and dark. It's gonna be something new for her, and I think that's really exciting. Lily's gonna be great too. And a completely different feel." Actor Taylor Lautner refuses to choose between his Twilight love interest Kristen Stewart and his real-life girlfriend, actress Lily Collins, who are both starring as fairytale princess Snow White in two upcoming rival film productions.
Quote: "It was quite a shocker." Taylor Lautner on kissing Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month (Aug11).
Quote: "We did film during an actual game. The stadium was sold out. It was awesome." Taylor Lautner on filming new movie Abduction at Pnc Park in Pennsylvania during a Pittsburg Pirates baseball game.
Quote: "I just like to have fun. I don't think I'm funny at all, but I just like to have fun." Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner wants to move away from his action star roots by appearing in a comedy.
Fact: The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder has fought off competition from Gossip Girl hunks Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick to be named the sexiest man in showbiz in a new British survey. Westwick came second in the poll for Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, while his co-star came sixth. Twilight actor Robert Pattinson was voted third, while Johnny Depp came fourth and Taylor Lautner rounded out the top five.
Quote: "Nobody will admit it right now, but I guarantee you there will be tears." Taylor Lautner is sure he'll be emotional when the Twilight franchise comes to an end.
Quote: "He's one of my best friends. He's wonderful, and we'll always be close. I'm so thankful for that." Taylor Swift is pleased her split from Taylor Lautner was amicable - because she's convinced she'll always be close friends with the TWILIGHT hunk.
Quote: "Her success is incredible. Soon, she'll be making a movie with the guys from Twilight. I'm not really familiar with Twilight myself, I just see those young stallions in the magazines. One of them is always naked." Phil Collins is proud his daughter LILY has landed a role opposite TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner in the forthcoming thriller ABDUCTION.
Quote: "My only question is, can he grow mutton chops? Actually, I think people would probably prefer him as a hairless Wolverine than a rather hairy-chested version. Certainly about a billion young girls would." Hugh Jackman picks TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner to play a young Wolverine in the upcoming film X-Men: First Class.
Quote: "We're always like an inch away from each other's faces, screaming at each other, spitting at each other in the face. It gets a little awkward." Taylor Lautner admits he and TWILIGHT co-star Robert Pattinson get a little too close for comfort while filming the vampire franchise.
Quote: "Tom Cruise is my number one, and meeting him was so surreal. The first time I met him I snuck up behind him and he was doing his Les Grossman (dance) move thing." Taylor Lautner on his bizarre first meeting with his Hollywood idol Tom Cruise, who was dressed as his TROPIC THUNDER alter-ego for the MTV Movie Awards.
Quote: "I went to grab his shoulder. But he's so pumped up, it was too big to actually get a grip on. That was kind of embarrassing." Robert Pattinson admits his attempts to intimidate his muscly TWILIGHT co-star Taylor Lautner on the set of the new ECLIPSE movie backfired.
Quote: "It's healthy and it sort of becomes addictive. It's addicting to get into the gym and work to get that muscle." Taylor Lautner is hooked on maintaining his buff TWILIGHT body.
Quote: "He kept having to dress up in a little grey spandex wolf suit all the time and try and be intimidating with Kristen (Stewart) patting him on the head. That was fun." Robert Pattinson mercilessly teased Taylor Lautner on the set of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE over one of his hairy outfits.
Quote: "On the red carpet it happened once... and they said, 'Can you howl for us?' I was like, 'No!'" TWILIGHT star Taylor Lautner is sick of being asked to howl like a werewolf.
Fact: TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner is officially an adult. The teen actor turned 18 on Thursday (11Feb10).
Fact: TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner can add superhero to his resume after landing the lead role in MAX STEEL. The teenage actor will portray the extreme sports star-turned-secret agent in an upcoming blockbuster.
Quote: "There's tons of fans and we hear all of these high pitch voices and we hear 'Rah, rah, Taylor, Taylor!' All of a sudden I hear this deep voice behind me: 'Taylor, Taylor!' And this guy walks up to me and he goes 'Hey... my daughter is a huge fan, and I'm a huge fan, is there any way I can get a picture with you. I'm Jamie Foxx.' I was like, 'Are you kidding me? Can I get a picture with you?'" TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner was stunned to find Oscar-winner JAMIE FOXX hounding him for an autograph.
Quote: "This could have happened to anybody who played Jacob. I was just lucky enough to be the one that has the opportunity. I'm so grateful." TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner owes everything to his movie werewolf character.
Quote: “My upcoming 18th birthday will be a big day. As soon as I finish this press stuff for New Moon, maybe I’ll think about that. I’m having the time of my life, so it couldn’t be a better end to my teenage years.” TWILIGHT star Taylor Lautner has big plans for his upcoming 18th birthday celebrations in February (10).
Quote: "We were filming in the bitter cold. All around us everyone was wrapped up in sweaters and scarves and it would be like, 'Taylor! Come out here in your little jean shorts!' And I'd have to come out in these little shorts. I've never been so cold in my life." Taylor Lautner wasn't happy with his skimpy costumes while filming THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.
Quote: "It was very itchy, hot, and and annoying. It not only was uncomfortable… But when I looked at myself in the mirror, I wouldn't be able to recognise myself. The last day of filming with the wig, we ripped it off, put it up in the air, and the whole crew gave a standing ovation… It was amazing to take that thing off." TWILIGHT star Taylor Lautner couldn't wait to get rid of the fake flowing locks he had to don while filming THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.
Quote: "That was confusing when we were shooting the movie. It was like, 'Taylor to make-up... Not you, the tan one.'" Pale-skinned Taylor Swift admits she struggled on the set of new film VALENTINE'S DAY because she shares her first name with co-star Taylor Lautner. They pair is rumoured to be dating.
Quote: "Rob has a hard time. He has grandmothers chasing him and throwing their walkers! And girls love Taylor's whole boyishness. Then there's me, the teddy bear. I probably have the smallest demographic, but at least I have one!" TWILIGHT star Kellan Lutz pities his hunky co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner's large female followings.
Quote: "It gets confusing definitely. And it's weird calling somebody your name." Actor Taylor Lautner admits there are awkward moments dating someone with the same first name. The TWILIGHT star has been linked to country singer Taylor Swift.
Quote: "It was very itchy, hot. It got caught in my mouth and I'm spitting hair out in the middle of the scene. I'm coming this close to kissing Bella and, 'Sorry, I've got to spit my hair out.' It was annoying." Taylor Lautner's wig proved to be bothersome during romantic scenes with Kristen Stewart for TWILIGHT sequel THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.
Quote: "If I had to choose, I would never take my shirt off again in a movie, but I guess that’s not very realistic. I certainly won’t be asking to do it, though." TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner doesn't want to be known only for his pecs appeal.
Fact: TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner showed his support for good pal Taylor Swift at the weekend (09-10Oct09) when he attended both of the country star's gigs in Chicago, Illinois. The actor was spotted in the crowd and later shared a lingering embrace with Swift onstage. The two Taylors have previously denied reports they're dating.
Quote: "It's actually quite uncomfortable knowing so many people are seeing (me gain weight). It's a little bit embarrassing! (It took) a lot of hard work. Eating, working out - a lot of stuff." TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner is shy about his 30 pound (13 kilogram) weight gain after movie bosses forced him to bulk up to keep his role as werewolf Jacob Black in the vampire movie franchise.
Quote: "I discovered Taylor Lautner ran track back in Minnesota. That's why I have him jumping hurdles in the movie." Director Garry Marshall made the most of the Twilight star's athletic past in his new film VALENTINE'S DAY.
Quote: "The hardest part was always shoving food down your mouth. I had to be eating every two hours." Taylor Lautner on the difficulties of gaining 32 pounds (14.5 kilograms) of muscle for the TWILIGHT sequel NEW MOON.
Quote: "We have that relationship. It's lamely cute. I love that kid. I would do anything for that kid. I would kill for him, literally." TWILIGHT actress Kristen Stewart is protective of her teenage co-star Taylor Lautner.
Quote: Were so proud of Taylor Lautner. Its been a year since we shot the last one and hes been working on it the entire time. Not just physically - hes gotten buff and everything but hes also so into it. Kristen Stewart admires NEW MOON co-star TAYLOR LAUTNER's dedication to his werewolf role.
Fact: Actors Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles in third installment of vampire franchise film TWILIGHT when the follow-up, entitled ECLIPSE, opens in theatres in June 2010 - just seven months after the series' second film is scheduled for release.