Taylor Lautner, who played in "Twilight" friend of the main character and rival of the hero Robert Pattinson, spoke about the difficult relationship with him on the set and what overshadowed them. "It was hard. I don’t know about him, but it’s definitely not easy for me, especially at the age I was at that time. Sometimes a lot of things get to you, even though they shouldn’t,” Lautner admitted on the Call Her Daddy podcast. “Sometimes it’s hard not to pay attention to something.”
According to Lautner, they were unable to find a common language because they are completely different people. "We have never been particularly close simply because we are different people. But he was always fantastic, the sweetest person in the world."
According to Lautner, the situation was also influenced by the fact that Twilight fans were divided into two camps: in relations with the main character Bella, some wanted to see his hero Jacob, others wanted Edward played by Pattinson. “At times it was awkward for both of us to see 10 thousand girls booing Rob and then cheering for me, and then the same number booing me and cheering for Rob. And after that they still expected some kind of friendship from us. It was difficult."
It’s interesting that Lautner’s current wife, Taylor Dome, was “on Team Edward” as a child. In 2022, she published a video on TikTok as part of a flash mob, in which she had to talk about her first love, and then show with whom fate connected her years later. Taylor admitted that she dreamed of Edward, but became Jacob's wife.
Earlier it became known that Robert Pattinson might not actually get the role of Edward: as the director of the first part, Catherine Hardwicke, admitted, the casting producers were put off by his unkempt appearance.