Good boy Taylor Lautner is working his chiseled abs for the cover of Rolling Stone. Now because he’s a good boy, Taylor’s not shirtless (this time) – he’s modestly covered himself up with a wet t-shirt. That’s right, the 17-year-old is no Miley Cyrus, “accidentally” taking backless photos. Well, I assume – Rolling Stone has only released the cover and not the inside photos, so for all I know Taylor could pull a Levi Johnston. I feel so lecherous for even joking about that.
Moving on… so Taylor’s still very much working the “good boy” image. He says he’s never smoked cigarettes, never tried pot, and has even managed to keep away from the cocaine. I have no idea how he has that kind of restraint. He also says sweet things about his relationship with Taylor Swift. Awww….
Taylor Lautner’s body is a temple. The 17-year-old New Moon star with the eight-pack abs and tan, chiseled face tells Rolling Stone’s Neil Strauss he’s never smoked pot, never tried cigarettes and never snorted a line of cocaine in our new issue dated December 10, 2009, on stands tomorrow.
What Lautner has done is turn his love of martial arts into superstardom as werewolf Jacob in the Twilight series. “This could have happened to anyone who played Jacob,” Lautner tells RS. “It’s Twilight. It’s not me personally.” But his hard work is inescapable: he started learning karate at age six and moved on to Xtreme Martial Arts, relocating with his family to Los Angeles to pursue acting and stomaching the bullying that came along with it. He put on 30 pounds of muscle between the first two Twilight films. He found time to shoot the upcoming Valentine’s Day with Taylor Swift, with whom he “instantly clicked,” he admits. “Aside from being beautiful, she’s extremely funny, charismatic and fun to be around.”
But as Strauss discovers, Lautner is quiet and guarded, more of a Zac Efron than a Lindsay Lohan, as far as young stars go. “He’s so picky. I was the first person who got him to eat sushi,” New Moon costar Kristen Stewart tells RS. “He’s very set in his ways. But that is very informative of his personality. He’s very steady. He has a really solid sense of himself.”
[From Rolling Stone]
I gotta say, if I were a guy I’m not sure I’d appreciate being compared to Zac Efron OR Lindsay Lohan. Talking about a rock and a hard place. Nonetheless, I really like this kid. The hotness doesn’t do much for me one way or the other – there are a billion hot guys in Hollywood. But you do really get the impression that he’s a genuinely good, caring guy. And that is super attractive. Okay the hotness doesn’t hurt, I’ll admit that.
And the kid can probably afford to buy a few dry t-shirts as well. According to E! News, R-Patzz and Kristen Stewart may have made as much as $12 million each for “New Moon” – and while Taylor probably didn’t make that much, he got a sizable increase from his “Twilight” paycheck.
Here’s Taylor at the “New Moon” premiere on November 16th . Images thanks to Fame Pictures .
I feel gross looking at that cover. He’s not legal! If it was Miley in a wet t-shirt, we would all be frothing.
That being said, DAMN. Kid’s got a great body.
Yeah I feel pervy. But I also feel like I probably love him.
My heart belongs to Sparkles. He’s legal, and he doesn’t make me feel smarmy.
Amazing that it has to be mentioned that a kid like him has never done a line of cocaine. The world really is going in shambles. Fortunately, there’s him to gawk at. I bet in five years, when his face starts “manning” up, it’ll be like “brad who?”
His guns are as big as his head. weird.
ROTFL at all the comments so far!
*big hitchy sigh at the baby faced hotty*
I feel like a dirty old woman but that kid is one hot lookin’ piece.
Hope he doesn’t turn out like most of the other Hollywood tools.
Thank you, thank you.
I hate to say these but as much as I disliked everything about New Moon, he was the only one that made an impression on me. Even I will not deny that he is cute with a hot body that made Edward C./Robert P. look like pale crap in comparison.
My my my…how Sharkboy has grown up…
Am I the only one who thinks this cover is incredibly cheesy, like 90s boy band cheesy, and that Taylor is not very attractive?
So, where’s the countdown on him turning 18? All I hear about are these cute little actresses who have countdowns, lets start one for this hottie!
79 days until he’s legal!
79 days? Ooohh I can’t wait that long!
Whatever, those abs are worth going to jail for…
Saw that issue has a Tom Petty interview. Might have to pick that issue up. I’m a geek for Petty. Florida boy done good!
He makes me feel old, but yum
Aww what a likeable guy – long may it last.
@Kevin, I know, that’s what caught my attention too 😀 I love me some Heartbreakers
@ VAle – it’s “Brad who”? right now.
🙂 He’s been over to a lot of people.
If Taylor can keep going without being type-cast, get more training and be offered some fabulously written roles, I think he could be around for awhile. I love that he also realizes that the “fame” he is experiencing now could have happened for ANY actor who won the role. I love that modesty, because if they had gone with the other guy when they wanted to recast Jacob Black, then that guy would be the one the Twihards would be oggling.
Taylor rocks, but I really like the actors whoplay the wolves as well. They seem so grateful and down to Earth in all of their interviews. They don’t act as if it’s a drag or that they’ve been “put upon” by having to do press, unlike some who shall remain nameless. 😉
Isn’t this like the 10th cover of him in a wet t-shirt?
He may be a nice guy but my animal instinct still screams team EDWARD!!!!!
He’s very pretty now, but give him another ten-fifteen years, and I predict he’ll be the Krakatoa of man-candy.
THAT is Sharkboy?? (horrid movie IMHO)
God, I already felt icky about him being young enough to be my son but that just adds a whole new layer of ‘ick nast’ to it all.
Sharkboy is hot. I havent seen a twilight movie and I have no intention of watching them , so he will always be sharkboy to me.
Cute, cute, cute!! I thought he was one of the better parts of New Moon, honestly- his acting wasn’t as forced and anguished as some of the others.
@birdie – I agree with you.
seriously, it’s hard to like anything about New Moon. However, I guess he is the most likeable thing about the saga. And I also guess if he wasn’t in this movie i could actually like him.
birdie, I’m not feeling it either
He is… Delicious. I saw New Moon last night and his acting skills surpass K. Stew and Sparkles. I dont see what the big deal is about those two.
79 days till hes legal huh… thanks for pointing that out. Haha.
Oh he makes me giggly.
Didn’t Zac Efron and Joe Jonas do this exact same white t-shirt thing on the cover of Rolling Stone? Is that all they can do with popular teens? How boring and he looked better before all the photoshop. I like Taylor’s body but there’s something about his face that I just can’t accept or like. Maybe when he’s 20 and he’s mature he won’t look so odd to me.
That’s funny, his body is my temple, too. I am SO going to hell…
Love him..he is a beautiful human, but the crown nimbus football dunce hat?
I just do not understand why anyone would look at that vampire when this kid is anywhere in the area. He’s gorgeous! A kid, but beautiful.