In this new interview, Kellan Lutz talks to GQ.com about pumping iron, his various roles, staying in shape and more!
GQ.com: What was the hardest thing about staying in shape? Kellan Lutz: There’s always food on set and every time you do a scene change you have downtime and you’re at craft service. I’ve never been on a strict diet but there’s always food around. We ate a lot of protein. All the guys had nutritionists who would bring us little salads with tuna or turkey every hour or two hours: just small portions so you always kept your metabolism burning. Between sets we’d run to the gym on and work out for half an hour. Most of our characters were topless throughout the movie so we didn’t have to worry about sweating and ruining the wardrobe.
You’ve modelled for Calvin Klein. What’s the hardest thing about modelling? It’s a job; it’s tough. A lot of people think jack of modelling and turn their nose up at you but you’re selling a product. But I learned when I got into modelling, I would watch models and some would just stand there and do the exact same look. It’s like acting: you’ve got to give them different takes and different feelings in those takes. Because you’re selling something. So for me I learnt from watching my peers to be more fluid and give the camera something different every time so not all 50 shots are the exact same shot: to let my personality shine. That’s why I love acting because with modelling, you have to sell something by a still, by one little picture, whereas with acting you get to convey a lot of different emotions through dialogue and moments.
What TV do you never miss? I watch whatever is on my roommate’s Tivo because I don’t really have time to watch TV. But I’m very much into shows like Breaking Bad and American Horror Story. But then of course I love my guilty pleasures like The People’s Court, Cheaters, 20 Most Shocking and America’s Funniest Home Videos… I love those shows where you can just tune out and relax.
Australian GQ crossed a line when they asked Taylor Lautner if his gay movie bosses made a pass at him while working together. I have to admit, what an awful and unprofessional question! Read below for more details:
AUSTRALIAN GQ has been forced to apologise to Taylor Lautner after asking whether two gay movie bosses had made a pass at him and then publishing the question in the magazine.
GQ asked the 19-year-old star whether Hollywood director Gus Van Sant and writer Dustin Lance Black had made any advances at him when the trio were spotted dining together.
“No, definitely not,” Lautner said. “I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.”
But Black, an out-and-proud Oscar-winning writer, took to his blog just days after the interview made its way online, furious with the line of questioning.
“Really Mr GQ writer?” Black wrote in his first blog post.
“I’m curious, will you be asking all of the handsome actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with or meeting if I made passes at them as well?
“Above and beyond this clear attack on my character, I’m shocked that GQ would allow their writer to lean on the scurrilous, outdated stereotype that gay men are by nature sexual predators.
“Leaning on lies, myths and stereotypes about gay people is hateful, harmful and outdated.”
After attracting global attention, Australian GQ editor Nick Smith was forced to apologise, taking to the magazine’s Facebook page to insist the reporter was only attempting to flatter the Twilight star.
“We apologise if anyone was offended by anything in the article. It certainly wasn’t our intention to paint anyone in the story as a sexual predator,” he wrote.
“The point we were actually trying to push was that Taylor is irresistible to virtually everyone – regardless of sexuality or gender.”
Kristen Stewart is smokin’ hot on the November 2011 cover of British GQ Magazine!
Ciao, Bella. After four years as the heroine of abstinence-drenched vampire series Twilight, Kristen Stewart is ready to sink her teeth into something a little more grown up. The demure darling of Hollywood goes for chilled beers and nachos with GQ to talk candidly about the phenomenon, fame and the future, starting with next year’s film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation classic On The Road. Read the full interview and see the stunning photoshoot by Norman Jean Roy in the November issue of British GQ, out Thursday.
Xavier Samuel models the either best looks of the season for men at GQ! To see exactly what he’s wearing, slide through the gallery here and you’ll see where each article of clothing is from under the photo.
Xavier’s GQ Australia Man Of Style Interview:
GQ: So what’s life been like post Twilight?
XS: It’s been kind of cool actually, I’ve been hanging around in Berlin. I skipped off and did a film over there.
GQ: Was that Anonymous?
XS: Yeah. And I’ve spent a bit more time in LA and New York as well. So I’ve just been kind of enjoying it. We’ve skipped off to all these cities for the publicity for the film.
GQ: Were you caught up in the Twilight madness to the same extent as the main actors have been?
XS: Well, I certainly was not under the microscope in the same fashion that a lot of those guys were. I played the villain of the film, and they’ve been involved two films prior to that, so I kind of entered at a point when it was already severely popular. So it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind really, but a good one.
GQ: Does your girlfriend buy you clothes in the hope that you’ll wear them?
XS: Yeah, sometimes. She’s got a quite good fashion sense.
GQ: What kind of stuff is she into?
XS: I don’t know, it’s kind of a mystery to me, but she seems to mix and match all sorts of things and make it look good and still be herself.
He’s one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, and Taylor Lautner shows us why in the new issue of GQ magazine. The “Eclipse” stud sat down with GQ senior editor Mickey Rapkin to talk about the various aspects of his crazy celebrity life.
Wow at the pic (below). It almost converted me to the wolf side…
Having presented an award at the Oscars with costar Kristen Stewart, Taylor explained, “I would have passed out if she wasn’t there! You’re looking down and you’re talking to George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio—and they’re listening to you!”
And though he is synonymous with his Jacob Black character, Taylor says it didn’t come without its hard work. “I’m in the gym, and I’m doing reps, and I’m reading the books, and I’m studying the character. I’m just saying to myself, ‘I want this role. I love this role. I’m not gonna lose it. And I’m gonna know it better than anybody, and I’m gonna do that extra rep, because I’m gonna be Jacob Black.’”
Despite his million-dollar paychecks, Lautner isn’t looking to get his own place just yet. “Um, you know, not so much. There’s really no point. I’m so busy. I really haven’t thought about it…. The thing I love is that my home life hasn’t changed. I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn.”
And Taylor isn’t one for gratuitously showing off his massive muscles. “Originally I was supposed to take off my shirt. The script [of Valentine’s Day] said we were walking into school and Willy takes off his shirt. I said, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. Time out. He’s gonna take off his shirt in the middle of school? No, no, no. The reason I took off my shirt for New Moon is because it’s written in the book that way. And there’s reasons behind it.”
Make sure to grab your July 2010 Issue of GQ so you can have these in glossy… and hang them on your wall… or frame them. Whatever it is teens these days do, lol.