Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Team Jacob Rejoice - It's Taylor!

Perez just posted this quote from the director of New Moon, that Stephenie Meyer put up on her site:

"I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz"

Reportedly, Taylor had been doing everything he could to keep the part. He's put on 19 pounds already to beef up for the changed Jacob, and says he has 10 more to go. I'm glad for him and glad we'll have continuity between the films.


  1. How could they not use him? It was ridiculous to even contemplate it. If that was there intention to begin with...then why not cast someone else (steven Straight)hint hint. Still my first choice, but I am totally happy with Taylor. He is Jacob Black

  2. i cant see why people would want to replace taylor. he is a total hottie!!

  3. taylor lautner is the hottest person my eyes have ever seen