Eclipse hottie Kellan Lutz is keeping fit at the gym in Vancouver. I’m starting to like him in darker hair. Initially I thought it was too different, but he looks great here! And, of course, Emmett Cullen has dark hair!
RadarOnline has more pictures of Kellan working out here.
I just love what I do. I found myself going on this one path becoming a chemical engineer making $60,000 a year- it was a respectable job. But my personality needs more. The rush of having an audition or becoming another character was awesome. But thank God that He was there shooing me in the right direction. He just kept me safe, and I know I put my mom through some stressful times.
That’s why I wear a white bracelet on left wrist. It’s my freedom bracelet. It’s finally my life and I get to do what I want to do, and it reminds me where I came from. I’m in it for the right reasons. I don’t care to be famous; I don’t care to be in the tabloids. I just love to act. I enjoy it so much. It’s just my favorite hobby that I’ve unlocked inside of myself, and I’d love to do it for the rest of my life.
About being snapped by the paparazzi driving a mini-van:
I did that on purpose- my family was in town, and I like taking my family to the stuff I get invited to so they can have a taste of the cake that is my life, in a way. So I didn’t care, I was like, let’s take the van. I hopped in the driver’s seat because I wanted to be photographed in it. We thought it was kind of funny- so we blasted the rap music.
Because if you can’t joke and have a good time… the paparazzi’s always going to be there, so you can either hide from them and not have a life, or you can have fun with it. If I go out into Hollywood, I know it’s a part of the territory. When I’m at home, though, I’ll go up to them and ask them not to shoot my house and to at least have the decency of that.
About Rob and the paparazzi:
There’s no way I could be doing what I do now if I were Edward. Its such hard shoes to fill compared to the fans who fell in love with Bella and Edward in the book series because they ARE the book in a way, and then you add in Jacob. For every million fans we have, they have 10 times. It’s just a different world. And like hanging out with Rob, it’s tough to see what he has to go through. It’s really tough for him because you can’t put a price on your life, your freedom, your happiness, and it’s gonna go on for a couple of years. It’s tough when you can’t even leave your hotel room to go get a coffee.
Kellan Lutz was kind enough to talk to the Twilight Parents Examiner’s Kimberly Sherman during his down time about how stardom has affected his everyday life, and his fans:
After a grueling day on the set of Eclipse and playing guinea pig in preparation for shooting fight scenes, the always-gracious Kellan Lutz was sweet enough to use some of his much-needed down time to chat with me.
Kellan is an open book about many things close to his heart, including a several month journey to Africa to film Generation Kill, and his dog, Kola. I’ll reveal more about his passions tomorrow in part two of our interview. During our conversation, however, the issue of respect came to play, giving fans an inside peek into the lack of privacy which has become a constant in the lives of the Twilight stars.
Hype surrounding the Saga and enthusiastic, gift-bearing fans are at a culminated high during the filming of Eclipse, as are paparazzi determined to catch the actors in any situation, both on and off set. While the actors of the Twilight Saga are incredibly generous and appreciative of their endearing fans, they, too, enjoy their much-needed, rarely granted seclusion.
About his fans and desire for unrequited privacy from paparazzi, Kellan said:
“Everyone’s so loving and supporting- there’s no haters. There’s so many Twilight fans that have given me presents- gummy bears or chew toys for my dog. It’s so humbling; people wanting to have a picture with me or wanting me to sign something. It’s so endearing.
But when we’re here working 12, 14, 16 hour days, on our off days we just want to be a normal human being and go get a bite to eat or go play pool and be normal. We just want to get out of our hotel rooms or apartments, but we can’t, and that’s a tough thing. And we don’t always want to have to look our best. I just love dressing comfy to go out, but we can’t because there’s always photographers there.
The other day I was working out at the gym. Photographers were shooting from across the street through the windows of the gym to me working out. I couldn’t just work out and blow off some steam. So where does the privacy start and the publicity end? When is it enough?
We’re all very happy to be working and be part of an amazing franchise like this, and we wouldn’t trade it for the world. It’s allowed me to get some great work and to do amazing movies, independent ones that I can show some great acting with, and some great character roles, but really, we’re just human…
I can’t fathom what other people go through. I’m just a part of this franchise… I’m Kellan. There’s nothing super special about me that’s worthwhile. I wish there were more pictures of people helping out. Show Brad and Angelina and all the good work they do. Show me at my charity events, but really, do you need to see pictures of me walking my dog 20 million times?”
Immediately following our conversation, I found this e-mail along with link and pictures from a widely known paparazzi-friendly site waiting in my inbox:
Kellan Lutz shows off his tight and toned body at a local Vancouver gym Wednesday during breaks in the filming of Eclipse. The Twilight hottie checked himself out in the mirror as he worked out – and with a body like that, who can blame him! See the newest pics of the shirtless Emmett Cullen…”
Does it get much cute than this? New Moon hottie Kellan Lutz was spotted playing with his doggy Kola yesterday afternoon and some other dogs. How could you not fall in love with Kellan after this? The big kiss he’s giving the dog in the first picture is *melt*
Kellan Lutz spoke to E! News at the W Hotel’s lounge backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week just before the Monarchy show and answered some questions about Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart:
“Don’t expect a threesome with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Kellan Lutz—or even just a lunch date—to happen anytime soon.
They don’t hang.
“They’re just so complex, and I like to laugh and smile,” Twilight‘s Emmett Cullen told E! News at the W Hotel’s lounge backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week just before the Monarchy show.
As for everyone’s favorite couple…
Yeah, Kellan’s not sure either.
“I don’t know what’s going on. I have no idea,” he claims. “I don’t hang out with Rob or Kristen.”
And while he promises that “a romance” is not the reason for this, he also quite clearly prefers one half of Robsten over the other.
“They are attractive humans, yes they are,” he admits. “I’m nice with Rob also. I look great with him too. I think I look better with Rob…Rob’s awesome. I love him to death.”
But don’t get the wrong idea. Despite word of a breakup, Kellan was chilling right next to 90210‘s AnnaLynne McCord in that fashion-friendly lounge, and they both had colds, so you do the math.
Sniffles aside, Kellan says shooting Eclipse has its pros and cons and, of course, it all comes back to Rob and Kristen.
“It’s going great. We all love Vancouver. It’s just that there’s just so many paparazzi everywhere,” he admits. “We’ve been moving around to new places like every two weeks. Especially for Rob—we feel bad for him. Like, we go out to cast dinners, and whenever Rob’s shooting, that’s when we can have free time because usually that’s when everyone is trying to shoot Rob or Kristen. So then we can actually be free to walk around the city and shop and go out to eat. You know, when we want to do cast dinners, it’s tough because you can’t just chill.”
Instead, Kellan plays board games like Risk and Clue with Ashley Greene and friends while Pattz and that girl whose name he hardly mentioned do whatever “complex” people do.”