We might have missed Sunday's celebration — why, September 20 means just two months until "New Moon" comes out, of course — but don't think we forgot that in only 55 days, we'll be basking in the glorious presence of Taylor Lautner's abs. To help tide us over until then, check out what the man also known as Jacob Black told Boxoffice Magazine about being shirtless (yay), the possibility of dating a fan (bigger yay), and what's cool about werewolves.
While Taylor hasn't been shy about showing off his bulked-up physique to the cameras, he still isn't used to all the attention surrounding his topless frame — especially when his friends and family are around "It's weird," he says. "It's embarrassing for me [when fans go nuts over his shirtless photos], and I'm sure it's awkward for [my family]." It hasn't gotten to the point where his family teases him about it yet, though — "I'm hoping that doesn't happen because I'll start blushing."
Taylor said his karate skills helped him pack on muscle for his role as a werewolf because his days as a junior karate champion taught him discipline. "It's a lot of hard work," he said. "That's probably the most I got out of karate: it was a lot of work. A lot of training. And you need that for everything in life." Unfortunately, the actual werewolf scenes are all CGI, but that doesn't stop werewolves from being awesome. "Werewolves are extremely strong, which is cool. But it's a bummer because I don't actually get to play my werewolf. It's full-blown CGI; it's either me or a CGI werewolf. So that's a bummer, but I know they're going to look awesome in the film. I'm excited to see it." Another thing he's excited to see: how the filmmakers might handle imprinting in "Breaking Dawn." "I'm sure it would be different. It was definitely a surprise for me when I read the book. But we're just trying to take it one movie at a time, and nothings been confirmed yet on the fourth, so we're just staying focused on 'Eclipse' at the moment."
Though you might want to play it cool if you ever run into Taylor in person (shattering his eardrums might not exactly endear you to him), don't worry about hiding the fact that you're an admirer. He told the magazine that he would definitely consider dating a fan, saying "I don't exclude anyone." The girl who finally wins over Taylor will be one lucky lady indeed, because we're sure he knows how to treat a woman. He just wrapped a role in Gary Marshall's six-degrees-of-separation romantic comedy "Valentine's Day," and he shyly admits that "The Notebook" is one of his favorite movies. "I don't think I should be embarrassed to admit it though—it's a great movie. I'm not embarrassed. I'm saying it proudly."