Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Jason Isaacs on beating up Lautner

Jason Isaacs was apprehensive about the fight scenes

Jason Isaacs got to grips with Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner in their new movie Abduction - in more ways than one.

The star, best known for playing Death Eater Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, gets to attack the 18-year-old in his new thriller, which also stars Sigourney Weaver and Maria Bello.

"He is a martial arts wizard in real life - he can do standing double back somersaults, and he used to do exhibitions at the karate world championships - but I had to beat him up, and I couldn't beat my wife in a fight," said Jason.

He enjoyed being on set with Taylor, famous as werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight films, following his work with Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

"It was interesting to see another young person who is universally known but very different to Daniel, Rupert and Emma. The Twilight phenomenon is different," he said.

Jason added: "I am now - and have to be - Team Jacob, because Taylor is a lovely boy."

The 47-year-old previously admitted to being apprehensive about the fight scenes.

"He's been doing karate since he was six. I've done ten kickboxing lessons. We'll see how that turns out! Hollywood decided he is the latest action hero apparently, and I am there in this film to make him look even more muscular. And I will do that," he told BBC Radio 2.

:: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 opens in cinemas on November 19.

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

Trust your intuition about a domestic matter. If you think it's time to get a new place, start looking for one. You could find a home that cultivates tranquillity and relaxation. Escaping the fray will be a relief. Although you enjoy socialising, you also crave private time. Being able to watch movies, read books and listen to music replenishes your batteries. A needy relative could request help. This would be a good time to establish some healthy boundaries. Stop dropping everything for this relative's benefit.More