“Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke recently gave an interview with MTV reporter Tim Kash . They talked about Taylor Lautner and his extreme work ethic in light of him also being nominated for “Best Male Breakthrough Performance” award alongside Robert Pattinson. She stated that he was only 15 years old when they were shooting the film,and that he would always show up early for work. She said when she auditioned Taylor for the role, she not only auditioned him for “Twilight”,but she also mostly auditioned him for “New Moon” because she needed to see that he could play the more mature “Jacob” that the role would call for.
She went on to state that Taylor had a lot of confidence at the audition from his martial arts background. She said he was a Martial Arts expert and champion for like 5 years which was interesting to learn. Next, she talks about how he worked out really hard to keep the part by bulking up and putting on 20 pounds of muscle. She said that Taylor would always come up to her on the set ,and tell her that he was gonna bulk up,and workout really hard to keep the part. Also that he did,and looks great.