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Reality Check: Taylor Lautner Hits the Gym to Gain Weight?

If you've been to the gym lately, I'm sure you've noticed it's been a bit overcrowded with everyone trying to lose weight in 2009. Believe it or not, according to Us Weekly, Taylor Lautner, is hitting the gym for the opposite reason — to gain weight. His goal is to gain 29 pounds of muscle, to play Jacob in the Twilight sequel, New Moon.

He said:

I've been working hard for eight or nine months, and I've put on about 26 pounds of muscle. I'm literally in the gym every single day for at least two hours a day. It's hard work. My motivation is basically my passion for the character of Jacob and the series. I want the fans to be proud of the movie, so I have to live up to Jacob.

To find out what else he's doing besides exercising a ton


Taylor is also "trying to eat as much as possible." He told Us Weekly, "Basically I'm supposed to eat everything I can and try to keep it lean. Lean meats and veggies."

Well it sounds like this 16-year-old actor is serious about getting in shape and bulking up. He must be doing lots of weight lifting and good ol' strength training to build his muscles, and so far, he's definitely looking beefier.


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i-luv-taylor i-luv-taylor 7 years
omg on the left taylor looks cute but on the right taylor look damn fine plz cm to my school i go scc plz plz omg he is soo! BOOOOOMMMMMTIN he made galexy choc look old!! coss he sooo FINE keep workin out taylor cos me and my galz can c its wrkin xx
emiad emiad 8 years
LaurenG22, it's not exactly "sucky life" - yes, he's very young but this is his work, he gets paid for it, for playing in that movie, and for doing all that training. As a fan of Twilight, I'm happy he's playing Jacob, he's sweet, he really does look I picture Jacob :-)
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I completely agree Westopher. I have been thin all my life and felt like crap for being "skinny". I am okay withbit now but it can be just as hurtful as being called fat. I just hope that he is not damaging his body. His body was on its own course. I hope he is doing this in an healthy way. He looks better thoguh. Didn't he play Shark Boy??
mod16 mod16 8 years
he looks like is is 12
bornthisway bornthisway 8 years
his head looks HUGE on the left but i can't believe he's only 16 i thought he was in his 20s i definitely thought he was at least 18
Westopher Westopher 8 years
Actors have to look the part, but my only concern is that he's so young. Can this have a negative impact on a 16-yr-old? I was super skinny as a kid, and trust me it's just as offensive when someone comments on it. It's just like calling somebody fat. One can feel very ashamed of their physical apperance when everybody tells you you're skinny and sickly looking. Also, just because a dude beefs up, it does not mean he's healthy. Taylor is likey to have a good team of professionals around him, but not all kids have such a Hollywood lifestyle where they can safely gain weight in such a short time. I think he looks just fine, but he also looks like he's aged.
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
I'm curious when the picture on the left was taken. Looks like it might have been even before Twilight. He's not bulking up to look older per say, but because his character is supposed to go through noticeable physical changes (bigger, more muscle) according to the book. I hope they already filmed the beginning scenes of New Moon where he's not supposed to be that big yet!
Advah Advah 8 years
Am I the only person who's a bit freaked out by the picture on the right? I understand he's buffing up to look older for his new role, but it's a bit sad he can't look his normal, regular 16yo self anymore. :( But then again, I never thought unnatural-looking bulky guys were even remotely sexy.
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