It's become a punchline: "Call out the National Guard!" But in Taylor Lautner's crazy life as shape-shifting wolf Jacob in the "Twilight" series, it's reality.
In an interview with Parade Magazine that will be published on Sunday, Lautner says the Brazilian National Guard protected him and co-star Kristen Stewart from an enormous crush of fans.
"Kristen and I were doing interviews in a hotel in Brazil and all of a sudden our security barges in and locks the door," he tells the magazine. We’re like, ‘What’s going on?’ And they said, ‘Remain calm, but about 2,000 girls just broke through the hotel lobby and they’re on their way up the stairs to get to this room.' Then they went, ‘But it’s OK because we have the National Guard on their way.’ And the National Guard actually did show up and everything was fine."
Lautner also discusses how he had to sacrifice to look ab-tastic in those shirtless scenes. ("They sort of had to force me" to eat, he says.) And he was shocked, he says, when he found out from the "Breaking Dawn" book that his character would end up, not with Bella, but with her half-vampire daughter, Renesmee.
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"Stephanie Meyer sent it to me and I was turning the pages and I’m like, ‘Is Jacob going to end up with Bella or not?’ " he said. "I finally get to the chapter where he’s with Bella’s baby and that was a shocker for me. It kind of took a while to get used to that idea."
And if you think Jacob and Bella's on-screen friendship seems real, you're right. "Sometimes on set, we’d catch ourselves just being Taylor and Kristen, laughing and being ourselves," he says. "And there just happens to be a camera rolling, and then that makes it in the movie and that becomes Jacob and Bella."
"Breaking Dawn Part 1" hits theaters Nov. 18.