Among the many things “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner has shed in the name of his alter-ego, shape-shifter Jacob Black:
-any lingering baby fat
-enough T-shirts to fill a bureau to brimming
-the majority of his inhibitions
But the item most noticeably absent from the actor’s person following the franchise’s first installment was the wig—that mangy hairpiece he was forced to wear during the lead up to his character’s transformation into a lycanthrope. And there’s clearly no love lost between the two co-stars.
“The wig, it was a very important co-star. Right now I’m not missing much,” Taylor recalled recently to MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. “There was hatred between both of us. It did not like me, I did not like it. Not fond memories.”
But the not-so-lucious locks did little to diminish Taylor’s enjoyment on set, though he did admit to a bit of anxiety as the newest—and youngest—cast member during “Twilight.”
“The first one, I was probably nervous. I came in halfway through filming so everyone already knew each other, it was a big party, and then I came in being the youngest, and I was pretty nervous,” he recalled. “But it quickly ended up being fine. The first one was strange, but for ’New Moon,’ that’s when we got rolling. It was satisfying and exciting and I was much more comfortable with everyone and in the role.”
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