‘New Moon’ Stars Jackson Rathbone & Kellan Lutz Dish On Prepping For Intense ‘Eclipse’ Fight Scenes

By Sandra Segura

The “Eclipse” cast is up in Vancouver preparing for the fight of a lifetime! OK, maybe we’re exaggerating, but they are up there training like crazy for some pretty intense battles. MTV News caught up with Jackson Rathbone and his fellow vampire, Kellan Lutz, at the Teen Choice Awards where they let us in on their fierce workout schedule for the movie.

With two-and-a-half hours worth of fight training and horseback riding daily, and lots of time spent in the gym, we can definitely say that the cast is becoming quite the team of athletes. According to Kellan, “with scenes like that, that so are crucial you need to know what you’re doing.” He’s right. No one wants to watch a movie where the actors are visibly pretending to fight — we want the real thing! “Once the black eyes and bloody lips heal,” adds Jackson, training will be done and they’ll be set to start filming. Press play below for more from the Cullen brothers.