Taylor Lautner Interview on Box Office

Taylor is his usual down-to-earth and informative self:

If the last two books in the series hadn’t already been written, what do you think Jacob should do to win over Bella?

I don’t think he would have changed anything, and I don’t think he should change anything. Jacob and Edward are extremely different guys and it’s just whether you want one guy or another. Jacob is himself, and he has a relationship with Bella that Edward doesn’t. And Edward has a relationship with Bella that Jacob doesn’t. So I wouldn’t change a thing.

As an actor, how do you make the audience root for Jacob and get invested in his feelings when the outcome of the love triangle is already known?

Well, you try and take things one step at a time. When I’m filming New Moon, I’m not thinking about Eclipse. When I’m filming Eclipse, I’m not thinking about Breaking Dawn. We just have to focus on the movie that we’re doing. ”

See the rest of Taylor’s comments on Box Office


  1. confuzzeled says:

    everyone is going to be team jacob when the movie comes out.
    i like taylor lautner hes great! hes more social than pattinson
    but i dislike jacob and loveeeeee edward! <3

    • mellycullen says:

      OME ! yesss same here ! goshhh i loveee edward soo much ! accualy i despise jacob black !

      • I’m TEAM JACOB and I certainly don’t despise Edward…that sounds extreme. I don’t think I’ll ever understand why people hate Jacob…

        • I don’t understand why people hate Jacob either, but I’m not Team Jacob, I’m Team Switzerland. There’s no way I will ever choose between Edward and Jake.

        • Taylor is so into his character. That’s what I really love about him.

          • Ew! . . . gross. Never. I would never be team taylor/team jacob. Actually I really like Jacob’s character in new moon, but quite dislike Taylor Lautner as Jacob which, in my case, isn’t a big help to develop “lovey-feelings” towards Jacob. I despise his character, in general terms, too.

  2. TEAM JAKE!!! All the way! Great interview. I try not to think of New Moon too much because it’s almost painful to wait for Nov. 20:(

  3. we are all waiting for November…just wait! Once New Moon comes out in a few short weeks..we have to wait till July!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jacob luver says:

    Team Jake XD i absolutely ADORE taylor hes the PERFECT jacob =D and i think hes really gorgeus too =P alsooooooo hes perfect at publis speakings and interviews, so well put together =D and btw for ppl who hate jake, how can u hate him?? i cant ee think about hating him =P

  5. Taylor is so sweet! I love him. He’s great at interviews.
    He no longer is the youngest cast member though, so he must fell better about that.

  6. LaTuaCantante says:

    He’s such a down-to-earth kid…hehe I said kid. Well, he is the same age as my kid sis ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. that’s what I love about Taylor. he is so mature with his words! love himmmm


  9. Love how the interview spoiled the 4th book for people…wow.

  10. this was such a great interview – it’s so nice to have someone ask him decent questions

  11. i love Taylor so much, especially in interviews…
    his laid-back attitude and being a good interviewee just makes everything perfect…

    and he’s just so perfect for the JACOB role.
    btw, i don’t understand why some people hate Jacob.
    i see, he’s kinda rude at times, but there are lots of points in the books where you’ll see how loving and caring he is (:

    i never hated Edward,
    though i’m TEAM JACOB (:

    • I agree…”Jacob” makes me laugh…annnnnd…if you love Bella then you love Edward because he is her love but should also love Jacob because he makes her happey again when was there when she needed someone…I just love the whole story period!

  12. I think Taylor Lautner is a sweet guy. Very personable and comfortable with his popularity. But I CAN separate the man and his role. I don’t like Jacob very much, but I can’t fault him for trying to get Bella. He’s was just trying to find some happiness for himself and her.

    I don’t understand the hatred for Jacob either.

  13. Man, haven’t we heard enough from this kid? Hi interviews make me yawn because they are so pre written and insincere. No surprises. I’m sick of him and would like to hear from some other characters for a change, like EDWARD, BELLA, CARLYLE etc.

    • wow.
      Taylor Lautner is actually really good at interviews.
      and he’s one very down-to-earth kid…
      sick of him?
      aren’t the other cast being interviewed too?
      and New Moon is like Jacob’s book, so it’s actually a good thing they’re doing these interviews…

      • Taylor is very Disney-esque and rehearsed in interviews and he’s being over exposed with one interview after another. As for New Moon “being Jacob’s book”? What book did you read? New Moon is BELLA’s book. It’s about her love, loss and especially her depression. It’s about her fighting her way back and her growth. Jacob is a supporting character as is Edward. It is NOT “Jacob’s book”. Frankly, if it was, I wouldn’t have read it.

        • Taylor’s just 17, but through interviews and stuff, he’s proven that he’s more than just any Disney star.
          and if you think he’s over-exposed, i can’t blame Taylor on this. it’s not like he’s the one volunteering to be the interviewee all the time.
          and btw, i’m just saying that Jacob got a lot more scenes in New Moon, therefore the readers get to see more of his role.

        • wow guys lets calm down!! it is in a way jacobs book bcuz he’s in it the whole time its his time to shine and be developed as a character but anyway how did these comments get turned into a team jacob/taylor/edward/switzerland fight anyway???

  14. AW you guys are so hard on Jacob! He is sweet and loves Bella, and tried to do what was “best” for her!! How could you hate the poor guy for putting his heart out there and getting it stepped on over and over!!

    By the way, yes, the interviews sound a little prefab, but also consider that he is asked the some questions over and over again. The answers don’t change, it’s the same question!!

    I can really see Taylor going far in his career, he is just very professional and charming. He is holding his own for someone his age being shot to such a level of stardom.


    Sorry, it was just disheartening to hear him being ripped apart, was starting to sound like a Perez Hilton column in here!!!!!!

  15. You know more and more I am Team Taylor. He went to high school in my home town and he likes the notebook. TEAM TAYLOR! BUT Team Edward in the books and movie

  16. And Robert Pattinson is not overexposed? Come on! As much as I like both of these guys, the response to Twilight has been mind-blowing and most involved have been “overexposed” to one degree or another.

    Whether one feels Taylor is rehearsed or not, at least he is trying to be nice and gracious about what has probably been the most overwhelming experience in his young life. Give the guy a break!
    I’ve sat and listened to Pattinson and Stewart interviews on many occasions and, as much as I like them, I sometimes find myself wishing they would complete a coherent sentence or clearly articulate a thought. But I realize perhaps they’re nervous or overwhelmed, so who am I to be nasty about it. How about we do the same for Taylor? He’s young. He’s doing the best he can in a very hyped-up situation!

    • I agree Taylor is better at interviews than Kristin and Rob which is surprising given his age. And talk about overexposed, I’m so tired of hearing about Kristin and Rob. Every time the sneeze it’s front page news, give us a break already. Anyway, Taylor seems very sweet and makes a good Jacob. You have to keep in mind the maturaty level when it comes to Jacob, he’s much less mature than Edward and even Bella, but he’s good for her. just for fairness- I am team Edward

  17. i luv taylor he’s just so perfect for jacob Im totally team edward but taylor makes me want to like Jacob so that must mean he’s AWESOME!! he duz great intrviews too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Aw, I just love Taylor! He is the perfect Jacob.
    Great interview! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. wonder if he slipped? they’ve all been tight lipped about Breaking Dawn, did he just confirm that they will be doing it?

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