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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Taylor Lautner’s decision to risk ‘Abduction’

Check out Taylor discussing filming Abduction. He is promoting the release of Abduction, out on DVD January 17.
For his first post-Twilight leading role, Taylor Lautner worked with Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton in the fast-paced thriller Abduction. Although Lautner laments the end of The Twilight Saga, he is anxious to do more nail-biters like Abduction.
After becoming an international superstar as part of the cast of the global box office phenomenon – The Twilight Saga (of five films) — Taylor Lautner chose to team up with director John Singleton (the filmmaker behind such contemporary classics Poetic Justice, Boyz n the Hood) for a cinematic change of pace — playing the leading man in the adrenaline-pumping thriller Abduction (now available on VOD; coming to Blu-ray Disc and DVD).
You worked the red carpet at the premiere for Abduction, like a pro. You talked to the media but you spent a lot of time with your fans, too.
“Yeah, that’s always one of the most important parts for me, and it was great. There was a lot of fans there. It was awesome. There was a lot of energy. It was kind of my first premiere outside of Twilight in a while. I did Valentine’s Day, but I didn’t know how it was going to be and the energy felt the exact same which was amazing.”
Do you ever get tired of the screaming girls and fainting fans?
“To be honest, no. I mean, I’m sure that there might be moments, like maybe if I’m tired or something and I’m just waking up, but not really. If that’s their way of showing their passion then I will take it.”
Your Abduction costar Jason Isaacs said the hardcore fans were camped out on the set every day to get a glimpse of you in the car…
“There was a lot of fans on set. I think probably the highlight, we were actually there for a week. We were filming in a random city called Sutterville and there was a population of six hundred people and one night we had over eight hundred girls on set. So, there was definitely a few people driving in from different cities. It was pretty impressive. There were some great fans there in Sutterville.”
How do you handle that? You can’t talk to all of them.
“I found a way to. It was tiring because we were actually filming nights there. So, you show up at 8PM and work until 5AM. At 5AM I would go out and there would literally be eight hundred people down the street. I would go out and pretty much take pictures with all of them. It took about an hour and we tried to do it fast. Doing it fast for eight hundred people was still an hour. But it was important to me.”
Any crazy fan encounters?
“No, nothing crazy. I think that I had like three hundred people in my front lawn at one point, but that was about it.”
That’s not crazy at all.
(Laughs) “They were behaved fans though.”
Where do you see yourself two years from now when the Twilight phenomenon is all said and done? What direction do you want to go?
“That’s a good question. If you had asked me that question two years ago I wouldn’t have guessed that I’d be sitting here today, but my goal is to continue to challenge myself in a wide variety of roles and genres. I mean, what attracted me to this, another thing, was that it was different than anything that I’d ever done before. I had a great experience with it. I love it, but now I’m definitely looking forward to doing something completely different from this.”
What about a musical?
“I do want to challenge myself, but probably not that much. My fans would not want to see that.”
Would you do another franchise like the Twilight series?
“Yeah, if it made sense. You take it one movie at a time and if people enjoy it and I love it then I’m definitely open to the idea.”
ABDUCTION: Blu-Ray/DVD available January 17 — Bonus Features: “Abduction Chronicle” – On-Camera Production Journal with Taylor Lautner; “Initiation of an Action Hero: Taylor’s Amazing Stunts” featurette; “The Fight For The Truth: Making Abduction” featurette; “Pulled Punches” Gag Reel and Abduction Application: Blu-ray Enhanced Viewing Mode – An in-depth original and personal look at the film with the cast and crew.
ABDUCTION: Video on Demand/VOD begins December 22, 2011 and will be available in all cable and digital Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View platforms through January 4, 2012. Bonus Feature: A free On Demand featurette that includes a special behind-the-scenes look at the film and interviews with the cast and crew.
Read more at: Digital Journal Via: Twilight Lexicon

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