Reporting from Comic-Con, SciFiWire revealed that star Taylor Lautner spoke about his transformation into a werewolf during the press conference for The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the sequel to the mega-hit Twilight.
Readers of the Twilight series already know what is in store for Jacob this time around, even though his part was minimal in the first film. (Spoiler alert ahead!) Lautner marveled at his “wolf out” transformation from the second film.
“I thought they did a pretty good job with the wolf transformation,” Lautner told reporters. “I’m excited that there are werewolves involved now, because the werewolves definitely step up the action in the movie. There’s double the action in this movie than there was before.”
Although Visual-effects wizards handle the heavy lifting on werewolf transformation, Lautner had to buff out for the role. Early rumors even suggested recasting for a bulkier actor, but Lautner refused to let the part slip away from him.
“I knew when I was filming Twilight that Jacob’s character changed a lot, so if I wanted to continue portraying him directly,” Lautner continued. “I had a lot of work ahead of myself.”
“I think everything is kind of crazy about this franchise,” Lautner marveled. “That’s why we love it so much and why the fans do as well. There are definitely fans who separate into separate teams. I don’t know, sometimes it gets me a little nervous, because I’m trying to live up to the fans expectations and trying to represent Team Jacob in a way. I don’t want to disappoint them so that’s why I worked so hard to not only mentally and emotionally but physically as well. This guy [Rob Pattinson] is tough competition.”
Be sure to check out The Flickcast’s exclusive pics of Taylor live from the Comic-Con floor here.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon comes to a theater near you Nov. 20.