Without giving away any spoilers, it must have been a shock when you read book four.
Taylor Lautner: "It was. I know when I heard it I was very surprised. [spoiler deleted]… But the series is great. I'm in love with the series. I've never been a book reader, never really read any books besides Twilight. Very rarely, maybe an occasional school book."
You were really into sports, right?
Taylor Lautner: "Yes, I was - lots of sports my whole life."
Are you still doing martial arts?
Taylor Lautner: "I don't really. I mean I don't compete anymore. I haven't competed in like four or five years, but I still try and keep up with it when I can in my free time. I go down to the XMA headquarters in North Hollywood where my Karate trainer just opened up this big complex and it's awesome. It's topnotch. So I do go down there when I can and try and kick off some rust."
That might be a good way to buff up for the next one.
Taylor Lautner: "Yeah!"
Maybe you can even talk them into incorporating that into the character of Jacob. Have they said anything to you about getting ready?
Taylor Lautner: "They haven't. They're really keeping things focused on Twilight right now."
Which is really weird because they're going to have to film it soon.
Taylor Lautner: "Right, so I'm getting ready if my number’s called. We'll see."
New Moon is going to put you so much more in the spotlight. I would imagine that what you're going through now is going to be nothing to what you'll go through when New Moon comes out.
Taylor Lautner: "Yes, it's scary to think about."
With the incredible number of passionate Twilight fans around the world, how does it feel to know there's so much weight on your shoulders bringing this to life? How do you handle that?
Taylor Lautner: "Sometimes it can be nerve-racking. It's hard not to be nervous when you know there's a few million fans out there who are just dying for this movie to come out and making sure it's topnotch, the best and the characters are wonderful. So I mean yes, it gets nerve-racking sometimes. But for the most part I'm just really excited. I'm totally stoked to be a part of it."
They actually reshot a few scenes and went back and filmed a couple of additional ones. Were you involved in that?
Taylor Lautner: "Yes, they did. They did a few reshoots and yes, one of the scenes was with me."
Was it a re-shoot or a new scene that was added in?
Taylor Lautner: "Mine was actually a new scene. Everything else was reshoots, but mine was a new one."
They wanted more of you?
Taylor Lautner: [Laughing] "I guess so."
What did they add in?
Taylor Lautner: "It was the prom scene."
That wasn't originally in the script?
Taylor Lautner: "It wasn't in the script."
It’s an important scene in the book.
Taylor Lautner: "I know, I was wondering that too. When I read the script I was like, I was like, 'Really, he doesn't come to the prom?'"
So did you suggest that? "Hey, prom, hello, I'm supposed to be there?"
Taylor Lautner: "I think I asked Catherine [Hardwicke] about it and I forget what she said. But I was just like, 'Oh, okay…' But sure enough, you know, they were like, 'Okay, we’re doing it.'"