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Sunday 13 July 2014

Taylor Lautner: Wig was great co-star

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner is happy to leave behind his Twilight wig, but admits it was a "very important co-star".

The star plays hulking werewolf Jacob Black in the blockbuster movie series. Although Taylor is sad to see the franchise come to an end with the release of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 later this month, he won't miss certain things about the films.

"The wig, it was a very important co-star. Right now I'm not missing much," Taylor joked to MTV News. "There was hatred between both of us. It did not like me, I did not like it. Not fond memories."

The 20-year-old star has also recalled battling his nerves on the first Twilight movie.

Taylor was the last one to arrive on the set of the film and felt his co-stars had already started to form close bonds so it took him time to settle in.

"The first one, I was probably nervous. I came in halfway through filming so everyone already knew each other," he explained. "It was a big party, and then I came in being the youngest, and I was pretty nervous. But it quickly ended up being fine. The first one was strange, but for New Moon, that's when we got rolling."

Taylor famously had to fight to keep his role as Jacob in the Twilight movie series. His character was almost recast until the actor convinced movie bosses he could bulk up and eventually gained 30lbs. of muscle through extensive training.

"It was satisfying and exciting," Taylor recalled, "and I was much more comfortable with everyone and in the role."

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