The interview takes place in rather disparate locations - it begins at the Kids Choice Awards with Lautner's necessary bodyguard hovering and it ends at a suburban Olive Garden, near where Lautner lives with his family.
The issue is on newsstands June 22, the cover image is below.
On what it felt like to present at the Oscars, with Kristen Stewart:
"I would have passed out if she wasn't there!" Lautner says. "You're looking down and you're talking to George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio--and they're listening to you!"
...on having to audition a second time for the role of Jacob Black:
"I'm in the gym, and I'm doing reps, and I'm reading the books, and I'm studying the character. I'm just saying to myself, 'I want this role. I love this role. I'm not gonna lose it. And I'm gonna know it better than anybody, and I'm gonna do that extra
rep, because I'm gonna be Jacob Black.' "
...on if he's considered getting his own place:
"Um, you know, not so much. There's really no point. I'm so busy. I really haven't thought about it.... The thing I love is that my home life hasn't changed. I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn."
...on being careful about his rep as a "beefcake":
"Originally I was supposed to take off my shirt. The script [of Valentine's Day] said we were walking into school and Willy takes off his shirt. I said, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa. Time out. He's gonna take off his shirt in the middle of school? No, no, no. The reason I took off my shirt for New Moon is because it's written in the book that way. And there's reasons behind it."
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