07/28/2011 at 04:00 PM EDT
Before he was a movie star, Kellan Lutz
was just a regular guy, looking for advice about girls wherever he could find it.
"I would read the [horoscopes] in the back of Cosmo
when I was younger to see what girls like, or which girls I should date," the Twilight actor
, 26, tells PEOPLE.
These days, a little color might help boost his confidence when it comes to the opposite sex.
"I feel like I'm full of my vitamin C now," the single star
jokes of no longer having to be vampire-pale. "It feels amazing!"
But his superstitious nature goes beyond astrology.
"I always look at the clock at 11:11," he added at the DKNY Sunglass Soiree in Manhattan July 26. "I always make a wish or say a prayer. I believe in stuff like that." The numbers also happen to add up to an important date for the actor.
Lutz is starring in Immortals
, in which he plays the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon, set for release on 11/11/11.
Adds the actor: "I think it's an amazing date."