Taylor Lautner, who played the werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight franchise, explained how the feud between the protagonists has created a sense of competition with Robert Pattinson.
One of the focal points of the franchise of Twilightwhich hit theaters in 2008, was represented by the feud between the werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and the vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), protagonists of a love triangle with Bella Swan (Kirsten Stewart).
Taylor spoke in a recent interview about how this feud, taken to an extreme by the fans, had impacted his working relationship with his colleague Robert Pattinson.
“I was so young. I was only 16 when the first Twilight came out and 17 when the sequels arrived. these factions of fans splitting between Rob and I. Picking one character over the other creating a sense of competition that, of course, Rob and I didn’t exist outside of the set. But still it was all very strange and this fan-made feud impacted my relationship with him” he declared to the microphones of the podcast The Toast.
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It’s not the first time Taylor has something not particularly positive to say about the franchise. In the past he had condemned the particularly restrictive diet he was subjected to in order to pack on 15 kilos of muscle for the role.
Even if received in an ups and downs by critics, the commercial success of Twilight remains imprinted in the commercial history of cinema, inspired precisely by the curiosity that these characters drag along from film to film.