It’s a good thing Taylor Lautner abs aren’t just for show in Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The young buff actor actually had to put them to use when carrying around Kristen Stewart!
“There’s a scene where I’m carrying [Kristen Stewart], and it’s also, like, four pages of dialogue,” Taylor explained to MTV News. “So I’m carrying her, and we’re walking through the woods, and I’m talking to her, and it’s a pretty intense talk. We actually had plans, a rig that was basically going to carry her, and I was just going to pretend that I was carrying her. We got there on the day, and the rig didn’t look very natural. They were like, ‘What are we going to do?’ and I’m like, ‘I’ll just carry her. She’s like, what, 110 pounds? It’s no big deal!'”
What he didn’t plan for was having to carry K-Stew the entire day!
“We filmed that scene all day long,” Taylor said. “Did the wide shot, did my close-up, did her close-up, the back shot, everything. It was so hard. … It was painful.”
As for the scene which should have been the most painful (where Bella punches Jacob in the face), Taylor wished it had been the real deal!
“I wanted her just to give me a shot, let her punch me once, and we’ll be done. Of course, we couldn’t do that, so it was some major technical thing where I had to stand there and pretend I’m getting punched and then … we had to have her fist punching a bag. It was very technical.”