More Than a Wolf
Lautner makes his post-Twilight debut in the star-studded movie Valentine's Day with former flame Taylor Swift. The romantic comedy, which also costars Julia Roberts and Ashton Kutcher, debuts at the top of the box office. The in-demand actor is also reportedly in talks to star in two action movies, Stretch Armstrong and Max Steel.
Eclipsing the Competition
The third Twilight movie, Eclipse, rakes in more than $150 million during its first week at the box office. "It is definitely my favorite," Lautner says of the film. But there's still two more sequels in the works, based on the final book Breaking Dawn. "The amount of time we have to spend with each other," Lautner tells EW of Stewart and Pattinson, "if I didn't like these two, it would be exhausting."
Lautner lands his first non-Twilight starring role in Abduction, an action flick that pairs him with Lily Collins (whom he is linked to offscreen). "Pretty much everything you see onscreen is me," he says of performing his own stunts. The film, which is co-produced by Lautner's own production company Tailor Made, opens at No. 4, with the New York Times lauding the 19-year-old actor as a "martial-arts dervish with perfectly sculptured abs."
'Breaking' the Bank
Breaking Dawn – Part 1 rakes in more than $139 million during its first week at the box office before going on to best the competition in its second week. "It's different from the other ones in tone, it's more mature," Lautner say of the fourth Twilight film in which the love of Jacob's life marries a vampire. "And my character grows up in this one."
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