To say Taylor Lautner is a busy guy these days is a massive understatement. In addition to promoting both of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" films, the first of which will be released in November, the actor is starring in a real thriller in this September's "Abduction."
So, does Lautner even get an down time these days?
"If I'm not filming, I'm promoting, and if it wasn't 'Twilight,' it was a different movie, so it got really busy," Lautner told VMAN magazine about his crazy rise to fame. "But yeah, no, I, you know, I hang out with my friends, family, and kind of just - I don't even know. It's like, when I am not filming, it seems like - I don't even know what I do."
Now that his official filming duties for "The Twilight Saga" are over, Lautner can focus on other projects, but he credits his fellow cast members with helping him learn the ropes of Hollywood -- and keeping him sane.
"It was really helpful that all of us were going through the same thing at the same time," he said. "I think if we didn't have that sort of relationship it would have been tough. It would have felt pretty lonely. Because when you are filming for these 'Breaking Dawn' movies, we were filming for seven months -- and if you're there alone the whole time even with the cast members, like on a day off, or on weekends, you'd go nuts."
Even though he isn't really the wolf he plays in the "Twilight" movies, fans sometimes have a hard time separating fiction from real life -- something Lautner has has to deal with since the first film came out in 2008.
"Its definitely these characters we are playing. They are in love with Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black. I mean, they feel like they know them. We are just lucky enough to be playing them. But I definitely think its the characters."
As for "Abduction," Lautner finds himself a long way from Jacob, Edward and Bella.
"I call it an action-drama-thriller-romance, I mean it’s got everything in it," he said at the VMAs, adding that there's an "intense, intense steamy scene" between him and co-star Lily Collins.
For more on Taylor Lautner, check out the September issue of VMAN magazine, on stands September 1.