Sure, there’s been loads of talk about [movieperson id="373803"]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson]‘s toned body in [movie id="414921"]“New Moon.”[/movie] But it seems the real headline has been hidden until now: Lautner has an uncanny and almost superhero-like ability to catch grapes in his mouth from very, very far distances.
It’s a talent he can credit [movieperson id="262629"]Kristen Stewart[/movieperson] for. “Usually we’d just use a football, but if there wasn’t a football …” he told Conan O’Brien on “The Tonight Show” Monday about one way he and Stewart would kill time on set. Clarifying that when there wasn’t football to toss around, she’d throw grapes in his mouth.
And, just to prove that he’s not all talk, Conan somehow convinced the “Twilight” heartthrob to demonstrate his skill. Quite impressively, Lautner did it three times without fail, each time from an increasing distance.
Aside from all the grape tricks, he also talked about the “Twilight” fans’ intense devotion to the movies, including a Twi-Hard riot in Brazil during their “New Moon” press tour.
“We were told before we went that our Brazilian fans might be more enthusiastic than normal,” he recalled. “One day Kristen and I, we were doing interviews on the second floor, and all of a sudden our security guards rush in and lock the doors all around us.
“And they come up to us and they’re very calm and they go, ‘Two thousand girls just rushed the hotel lobby. They got past hotel security, and somehow they know you’re up in this room and they’re on their way up right now.’ That’s the only time I have ever felt in danger. They started shaking the doors.”
He later joked that in the flick, it seemed that Jacob found any reason to take off his shirt.
“It’s true. There is a scene where [Kristen Stewart] gets a cut, and there’s only one way to handle a serious cut like this, and its just to rip [my shirt] off!” he laughed. “A fan actually asked me in London, ‘If you could give Jacob any advice, what would it be?’ And I said, ‘If somebody gets cut, you don’t need to take your shirt off.’ ”
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