Taylor Lauter looks more mature than his 17 years in a series of black-and-white photos for Interview. While some of his Twilight costars are spending their time off before Eclipse working on other movie projects like Remember Me and The Runaways, Taylor's plans are simple: he's in the gym. Taylor opened to up the magazine about his workout regimen, his friendships with the cast, and he also posed for the exclusive video below. Here's more:
- On bulking up for New Moon: "As soon as I finished filming Twilight, I knew I had to get to work right away; there could be no waiting involved. The day I finished Twilight, I came home and started bulking up. For New Moon, I’m 30 pounds heavier than I was in Twilight . . . I haven’t noticed much of a change. I grew out of a lot of my clothes, though. I went from a men’s small to a men’s large."
- On how he gained the weight: "I was in the gym five days a week, two hours a day. At one point, I was going seven days straight. I had put on a lot of weight, and then I started losing it drastically, so I was worried. It turned out I was overworking myself. My trainer told me that I couldn’t break a sweat, because I was burning more calories than I was putting on. The hardest thing for me was the eating. At one point I had to shove as much food in my body as possible to pack on calories. My trainer wanted me to do six meals a day and not go two hours without eating. If I would cheat on eating one day, I could tell — I’d drop a few pounds."
- On intercast relationships: "The whole cast is really close. It would be difficult for our characters if we weren’t. It’s a love triangle, and we need to understand each other. So the fact that we’re close and can talk things through in rehearsals, and if we’re out at dinner, we’ll just randomly start talking about the scene we’re shooting the next day. . . . If we weren’t able to do those things, I don’t know where we’d be."
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