As the hot-blooded, oft-shirtless werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight films, Taylor Lautner has amassed a large and vociferous following among tween girls. And their older sisters. And their mothers. With his new film Abduction, a Bourne-esque thriller directed by John Singleton, the preternaturally polished 19-year-old is out to prove he’s not merely Tiger Beat fodder, but a bona fide movie star in the making. Playing a hotshot high-schooler who goes on the run after discovering his idyllic domestic life is nothing more than an elaborate fabrication, Lautner battles assorted bad guys, woos his pretty co-star (Lily Collins), performs a variety of hazardous stunts, and holds his own on-screen with such formidable talents as Sigourney Weaver, Alfred Molina, and Maria Bello.
In an exclusive interview with Hollywood.com, Lautner spoke with us about Abduction, his steamy love scene with his rumored off-screen girlfriend, his adrenaline-junkie tendencies, and his shrieking fanbase:
We also got a chance to chat with Lautner's director, Singleton, who revealed how his daughters shaped his decision to work with the Twilight star: