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LA Times: A New Dawn For Taylor Lautner

The LA Times has a new article on Taylor Lautner about his upcoming film Abduction and his post Twilight future.

He has been on high alert, so to speak, for the last three years, since the release of the first “Twilight” film propelled him and costars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson into the center of a pop culture firestorm. Adapted from the bestselling supernatural teen romance novels by Stephenie Meyer, the first three films in the franchise have grossed more than $1.8-billion worth of tickets worldwide. As a result, Lautner — along with his famously chiseled abdominal muscles — has become a staple on the bedroom wall of teenage girls.

His days as the werewolf are waning, though, with the first of the saga’s two-part finale, “Breaking Dawn,” opening Nov. 18 and the second installment hitting theaters next year. Now Lautner is looking to life post-”Twilight” and is heading into that future with a specific plan: He wants to be an action star, like Tom Cruise or “Bourne’s” Matt Damon. It’s a career path that, should he manage it, would unquestionably keep Lautner in the bright eye of the spotlight for years. And the success or failure of “Abduction” will be the first indication of whether he can achieve his goal.

As Singleton put it: “The whole goal of the movie was all about showing that Taylor can actually carry a picture — that he’s truly a star.”

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Bill Condon, who directed the final two installments of the “Twilight” series, said he’s noticed that Lautner has a heightened awareness of his public persona.

“I recently invited him over to see a cut of the new movie at the place where we were editing, and suddenly it was all, ‘Well, who’s going to be around?’” Condon recounted. “So he gets there, and … out of nowhere, on this studio back lot, there are suddenly, like, six girls. I got a taste of what he was on about. But it does feel like he’s very aware of that all the time — always thinking about how to avoid being mobbed.”

Lautner has yet to announce what his next project will be, though he said he’s eager to work with a handful of filmmakers, including Hollywood heavyweight Steven Spielberg and critics’ darling Nicolas Winding Refn, who directed the violent, moody genre piece “Drive.” Lautner is optimistic that his “Twilight” audience will follow him as he embarks on this new path.

“I’m just hoping that the fans can support me doing completely different things outside of the franchise,” he said. “And yeah, I mean, there probably is a lot at stake. It definitely crosses my mind, and I would be lying if I said I feel no pressure. But whenever that thought does come in my mind, I try to push it out as quickly as possible. I try and just stay focused on things that I can control.”

Read the entire article at LATimes.
Taylor, we will support you in any film you do!   Trust!
[Source: LATimes]

Category: Abduction, Bill Condon, Breaking Dawn News, Breaking of the Dawn, Taylor Lautner

  • Anonymous

    Your correct Taylor I’m gonna follow you!! Since New Moon I’ve never doubted that this boy was a star!!    

  • Carrie

    hot sexy yummy

  • MirandaThewolfgirl2010

    Let me tell you all something over the past years since taylor came into the spotlight into the twiight films my reason for liking him was never ever bc of his body no bc if that were the case i would consider myself to be fake and narcisistic. No. I admire this kid bc he is a very sweet, caring, good hearted person who shows respect and consideration to others and his fans he’s loyal to his friends, his family, he’s dedicated and serious about his career and is in fact a natural born martial artist with wisdom and intuition. that is why i love him, and for that it gives me a reason to support his career as well as robert’s kristen’s, and everyone else. can’t wait for Abduction

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  • NewMoonGrl25

    after watching the little mermaid i had a sudden thought…. taylor and lily are the modern day little mermaid and prince eric hahaha

  • newborneyes

    I really like this picture!!

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