It’s possible you know “Grown Ups 2” as the sequel to the 2010 buddy comedy starring Adam Sandler, but our hunch is—if you’re reading this blog—you probably best recognize the film as “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner’s comedic debut. He has abs of steel, but does he also have a finely chiseled funny bone? We’ll find out come July 12!
In anticipation of “Grown Ups 2,” our own Josh Horowitz sat down with Adam for a 30-minute interview, which took place at Happy Madison Square Garden—a basketball court nestled on the production company’s lot. And if you’ve ever wondered about Taylor’s own athletic prowess (REALLY!?!), Adam’s here to put any doubts to rest.
“Taylor is not a basketball player but is somehow weaselly enough to beat most opponents,” Adam informed us. “I don’t know how tall Taylor is, but I’m 5’11”, and I’m a little taller, so whatever the hell he is, he can grab the rim. He can swat people’s shots. He’s all over the place. He’s a very quick man.”
While Adam may be a bit sore over Taylor’s b-ball skillz, he has no hard feelings regarding any attention the 21-year-old’s muscles might steal from his own.
“There’s a lot of handsome in the movie,” Adam conceded, not only about Taylor but also co-star Patrick Schwarzenegger. “What do I care? I’m already done. I’m done. I like good-looking guys. They’re fun.”
We couldn’t agree more.
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