Taylor Lautner Reflects on Robert Pattinson ‘Twilight’ Rivalry

Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on the ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Daybreak Half 2’ movie photocall, November 2012.

Throughout the Twilight franchise’s heyday, followers have been continuously debating who was a greater love curiosity for Bella Swan — vampire Edward Cullen and werewolf Jacob Black — and the battle rapidly affected the actors themselves.

“I really feel like I’d be mendacity if I mentioned no,” Taylor Lautner, who notably performed Jacob in all 5 franchise movies, mentioned throughout a Thursday, February 2, episode of “The Toast” podcast when requested if the bitter rivalry bothered him. “I used to be so younger. I used to be 16 when Twilight got here out, 17 for New Moon and Eclipse. I completed the franchise by the point I used to be 19.”

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Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson on the spanish premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Daybreak-Half 2”.
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Lautner starred reverse Robert Pattinson (Edward) and Kristen Stewart (Bella) within the varied Twilight motion pictures, which first premiered in 2008.

“I used to be so younger and yeah, I do really feel prefer it was very unusual touring the world and being in numerous cities and having 1000’s of screaming followers both taking your aspect or the opposite man’s aspect,” the Valentine’s Day star, 30, recalled on Thursday. “Like, we’re a group. We’re each simply making an attempt to make the perfect motion pictures. It was a little bit weird, the competitiveness. There wasn’t a competitiveness between me and Rob, however having that fixed reminder, it positively had an affect.”

Within the first film, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and tailored from Stephenie Meyer’s guide sequence, Bella sparks an instantaneous reference to Edward after transferring to Forks, Washington. Because the twosome grows nearer, it’s revealed that Jacob — Bella’s childhood pal — additionally holds a torch for her and he or she should determine whom she loves.

“Bella all the time wished Jacob and Edward to degree with one another lastly and it’s humorous that it takes place whereas she’s sleeping between them,” Stewart, 32, informed reporters in June 2010 through the Eclipse press convention, referring to the film’s scene the place the trio hides from the Volturi coven in a tent. “It was enjoyable to shoot, however I want it wasn’t as sizzling. I used to be actually in a beanie and I used to be simply sweating.”

She added on the time: “Taylor [and I] have a lot enjoyable with these items as a result of our intimate moments are so few and much between — and peculiar. Me and Rob are all the time so critical as a result of we now have [a lot of] these scenes.”

The Happiest Season actress’ steamy chemistry with Pattinson, 36, quickly was a real-life romance. The pair dated till their Could 2013 break up. (Stewart and Pattinson have every moved on with Dylan Meyer and Suki Waterhouse.)

The ultimate Twilight film, Breaking Daybreak: Half II, premiered in 2012 and noticed Bella and Edward’s romance triumph. Jacob, for his half, finally printed on the couple’s daughter, Renesmee, shortly after her beginning. (Imprinting, a werewolf custom, meant Jacob would innocently shield her rising up till she was sufficiently old to be in a romantic relationship.)

After fond recollections filming the franchise, Lautner — who married spouse Taylor Dome in November 2022 — lastly watched the flicks lately throughout a resort keep after discovering a TV marathon was airing.

“I’ve by no means mentioned this and I really feel like I’m gonna get a little bit little bit of hate. I’ll all the time have Jacob’s again,” the Abduction actor mentioned on Thursday. “I used to be scrolling via and New Moon was on and I used to be like, ‘Why not?’ As I used to be watching it, I used to be like, ‘I kinda get it. Jacob’s a little bit annoying.’ I really like Jacob and his coronary heart, however he’s a little bit annoying.”