You know, sometimes amid all this Robert Pattinson Mania, we forget just how darn hot his Twilight and New Moon co-star Kellan Lutz is. Shame on us!

But a photo shoot he just did with heiress and model Lydia Hearst for Social Life magazine has certainly reminded us.

Check out this excerpt from the accompanying interview from their July 4th issue to find out how Kellan gets those abs, and what it’s like to work up-close with (gasp!) R-Patts himself!

What is your typical day like on the set of New Moon, the sequel to Twilight?

New Moon was a very relaxed film to work on and it all starts with how easy going director Chris Wietz is. That vibe rolls down to the crew and actors. It makes it so easy when we’ve all worked together before. Everything was so well organized, making it easy for the actors to do our job. We had more time to just laugh and make jokes and hang out; it’s important to have a cast that gels the way we do and you’ll see that more in the second film.

The entire cast of Twilight and New Moon has gone from Hollywood new faces to overnight international sensations – has that been a bonding experience for all of you?

It’s amazing what Twilight has done for the cast! It has opened up so many doors for us all.  It is such a blessing to be a part of the phenomenon that is Twilight. It’s a dream come true!  We are all very close and stay close on set as well as off.  We play board games, go out to dinner and just hang out.  It’s amazing to be able to work with such a talented group of actors.

 

CHECK OUT SOME SHOTS FROM THEIR PHOTOSHOOT!

 

 

How did you prepare to play Emmett in New Moon?

I prepared a lot by delving into the back-story for my character, Emmett, that I created while shooting the first movie so I just picked up that same notebook again for New Moon and added a little more to what I thought embodied this character. I find it easy to get in the role; Emmett is the perfect match for me. I do love creating a back-story for characters; it helps you transform into the role and it makes it yours.

Where do you see yourself in five or ten years?

I’d like to continue acting for as long as possible. I truly love it and I am lucky that not only is it my career but it’s something I really enjoy doing so it doesn’t feel like work. Hopefully in ten years, I’ll have an amazing family with a beautiful wife and little Kellan’s running around to play football with.

With your physique having garnered so much attention, can you give our readers some tips on keeping fit?

There’s a lot of advice that I could give but what works for one person might not work for another. I just exercise regularly and try to eat healthy. There’s no method to my madness. High protein meals are important and I love eggs and chicken so I try to eat that almost every day that I can.  I love fruits so I always have fruit in my kitchen to snack on. I would suggest finding some sort of cardio that you enjoy. I hate running so for me it’s swimming. Stay as active as possible and don’t just sit in front of the television; do push ups or sit ups during the commercials. Even a little hard work goes a long way.

Kellan Lutz and Lydia Hearst will host Social Life’s glamorous Gatsby: American Royalty party, sponsored by Kwiat Diamonds, at the magazine’s Hamptons estate on July 4th.

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