Between VMAN and MTV, we have some nice sneaks previews of Taylor Lautner’s spread for the September issue VMAN Magazine!
On being part of the Twilight world:
“It was really helpful that all of us were going through the same thing at the same time,” he said. “I think if we didn’t have that sort of relationship it would have been tough. It would have felt pretty lonely. Because when you’re filming for these ‘Breaking Dawn’ movies—we were filming for seven months—and if you’re there alone the whole time, even with the cast members, like on a day off, or on weekends, you’d go nuts.”
On getting to see the world:
“I hadn’t explored much besides Michigan and California,” he said of his pre-”Twilight” years. Obviously, that’s changed. But he also points out that promoting the films doesn’t leave much time for local exploring: “When I’m traveling the world promoting the films, I say I am on vacation, but its not really true, I guess—because when I go to a beautiful city I spend the whole time in a hotel room and then I’m back on a plane to the next place.”
But Taylor says the obsession isn’t really with the actors, but with the characters:
“It’s definitely these characters we’re playing. They are in love with Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black. I mean, they feel like they know them. We’re just lucky enough to be playing them. But I definitely think it’s the characters.”
VMAN |MTV |Via Team–Twilight
A while back Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight Director) revealed that Shiloh Fernandez was a finalist to play the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight, before the role was ultimately given to Robert Pattinson. In his new interview with VMAN, Shiloh (now starring in Catherine Hardwicke’s ‘Red Riding Hood’) talked about the missed opportunity:
On missing out on the role of Edward Cullen: “No one had any idea what Twilight would become. At the time, it was just another audition. I didn’t realize I was missing out on stardom and giant paychecks. Now, looking back on it, I certainly wouldn’t have been mentally stable enough to deal with all that. Lucky for me, not getting that part led to other work that was a much better fit for me.”
On his experience working on Red Riding Hood: “To be given this great part with this very complicated backstory is such a learning experience. And [director Catherine Hardwicke] has created this world that’s so detailed and so beautiful. I loved being a part of it.”
On his ultimate aspirations: “I want to work and I want to become the best actor that I can be. But I also want to be a happy, interesting person. It’s hard to be an interesting person if you spend all your time on a set. That isn’t the real world. You’ve got to have a good life outside of all that. You’ve got to spend time in places where there’s not always someone on standby to bring you a glass of water.”
I’m still super excited to see Shiloh in ‘Red Riding Hood.’ Here are a couple more pics of the ‘almost–Edward.’ You can also see the article (above) bigger by clicking the thumb below:
Thanks Just Jared via Team-Twilight
Whoa! Make sure you’re sitting down for these new (May 2010) VMAN outtakes of Kellan Lutz!
Here is a new photo of Jamie Campbell Bower from VMan Magazine!
Found this at RadarOnline.