UNIVERSAL CITY, California — In last year’s “Twilight,” cute little Jacob Black got pushed around a bit. Bella gave him the dreaded “just a friend” treatment, Edward stared him down at the end of the movie, and he barely got a “thank you” after working so hard on that damn truck.
But in November’s [movie id="390378"]“New Moon,”[/movie] a bigger, buffer Black will be back — and this time, he’s bringing along some friends.
“He’s pissed off a lot in this movie,” laughed [movieperson id="373803"]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson], looking spiffy at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards in a multi-buttoned vest that he told us “took an hour” to put on. “He is pissed off for many different reasons.”
As Twilighters know, “New Moon” gives us a rapidly developing Jacob, now with the power to transform into a werewolf. It also introduces us to Jacob’s Quileute friends, a group of sometimes-shirtless hunks who’ve already set the fandom on fire with glimpses of them in pictures and on Burger King crowns.
“We’ve got Sam Uley, who leads the pack. We all follow him. He’s the alpha,” Lautner said, introducing us to his wingmen. “And then we’ve got Jared and Paul — Jared is a funny guy, a real jokester — and Bronson [Pelletier], who plays him, in real life is the same way, so he does that well. Paul is the hothead. He goes out with my girl, and I tear him to shreds. And then there’s Kiowa [Gordon] who plays Embry — he’s my best friend.”
And speaking of Jacob’s friends, Lautner also told us that one of his favorite scenes in the “New Moon” movie is something that didn’t occur in Stephenie Meyer’s novel. It’s a moment revolving around the newly glimpsed character of Quil Ateara and his smoothness with the ladies — or lack thereof.
“I loved shooting the scenes with Embry and Quil,” he revealed. “Tyson [Houseman] plays Quil, and he’s just kind of a funny character.
“Me and Bella — I’m sorry, Bella and I — are working on the bikes, and Embry and Quil come in,” Lautner explained of the scene. “Quil’s checking out Bella [and trying to be smooth] and is like, ‘Hey, I’m Quil. Quil Ateara.’ It’s a really funny scene, and the two were really great in it.”
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