Taylor Lautner: “It’s Very Rare That Things Are True About Yourself… On The Internet”
At the core of the conversation, he talks about his real abs and fake rumors. He explains, “I’ve pretty much always been a pretty healthy eater and I don’t pig out. If I occasionally want ice cream or something, I can have it.”
After filming wrapped on his frequently shirtless Twilight character, Lautner says he let up a little. “It was a huge celebration. I went out and had dessert for the first time in a while, and I took a few days off [from] the gym.”
He finds it harder to stay away from the incessant Internet rumor mill. “It’s tough because sometimes you’ll just be on the web and things pop up or you get emailed something from a friend. It is definitely impossible to avoid stuff about me sometimes, but it’s pretty important to try.” Lautner adds, “It’s very rare that things are true about yourself that are on the Internet. It’s just sad sometimes. So you definitely try and stay away from it as much as possible.”
The actor also describes a pretty incredible fan encounter he and Kristen Stewart experienced while doing interviews at a Brazilian hotel. “All of a sudden our security barges in and locks the door,” he recalls. “We’re like, ‘What’s going on?’ And they said, ‘Remain calm, but about 2,000 girls just broke through the hotel lobby and they’re on their way up the stairs to get to this room.” Fortunately, the National Guard was there to help. No joke.