Taylor Lautner Reflects on ‘Twilight’ Rivalry with Robert Pattinson: ‘It was Tough’

Taylor Lautner Reflects on ‘Twilight’ Rivalry with Robert Pattinson: ‘It was Tough’: Taylor Lautner is unequivocally on Team Edward, putting any doubts to rest. Lautner candidly discussed the fan-driven rivalry between him and co-star Robert Pattinson, who portrayed vampire Edward Cullen, during an interview on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast.

Lautner and Pattinson’s characters, Jacob Black and Edward Cullen, were entangled in a compelling love triangle with high schooler Bella Swan, portrayed by Kristen Stewart. Fans fervently aligned themselves with either “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob” in the romantic drama.

“I think it was tough,” Lautner shared with “Call Her Daddy” host Alex Cooper. “I don’t know about him, but for me at least, it definitely – especially at the age I was at – you get your feelings hurt sometimes when you shouldn’t. But it’s hard not to sometimes.”

Although there was no bad blood between Lautner and Pattinson in real life, Lautner expressed that it was difficult to tune out the hysteria of fans’ investment in their rivalry. “It was awkward at times for the two of us to be standing together on a balcony and having 10,000 girls booing Rob, but then cheering for me,” Lautner said. “But then this half booing me, (and then) us having to have some sort of friendship. It was difficult.”

Lautner said while he and Pattinson didn’t forge a lasting bond, he had a pleasant experience working alongside the British actor.
“The thing with me and Rob is we’re just very, very different people,” Lautner said. “We never really connected on a deep level, just because we’re different humans. But he was always fantastic and the sweetest person ever.”

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling YA fantasy romance novels, the five “Twilight Saga” films made more than $3.4 billion at the box office worldwide between 2008 and 2012.

A television series based on Meyer’s book series, which has sold more than 160 million copies worldwide and been translated into 49 languages, is in early development with Lionsgate TV,
No further details on how the “Twilight” project will be adapted to TV were available, but Meyer will be involved, the source said.

The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news of the budding “Twilight” TV project, reported that potential scriptwriters and the studio were still determining “what the specific take on ‘Twilight’ will be and if it will be a remake of Meyer’s books or a different offshoot.”

Leave a Comment