'Now I wouldn't change it': Taylor Lautner says he grew out of his 'resentment' towards 'Twilight' fame
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Taylor Lautner has ‘only fond memories’ from his hit ‘Twilight’ series now. Talking about making big as a teenager with the success of the vampire franchise, the ‘Abduction’ star said on SiriusXM's TODAY Radio Show, he ‘needed the space’ after working for years portraying Jacob Black’s character. "Now, only fond memories. But I do think that I also needed the space."
Reflecting more on his experience of filming back then, Lautner said, "I was always incredibly thankful and feel super blessed for what it brought me but maybe there was a little bit of, like, resentment, deep in there, going like 'I wish I could have experienced this part of normalcy.' Now, I wouldn't change it, but I think it needed the growth to get to that place."
When asked whether his wife Taylor Dome ever had a crush on her future husband while watching vampire-romance movies, the 31-year-old replied, "The problem is when she was watching it she was saying it about Edward (Robert Pattinson)."
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'12 cars waiting outside my house to follow'
Lautner had talked openly about the fame that came with ‘Twilight’ and his struggle to adjust his life around it. "Not many things in life can come and happen overnight. Fame can. It also can disappear overnight," he explained in one of the interviews. "When I was 16, 17, 18 years old, waking up and trying to just go out for a walk or go on a date and I had 12 cars waiting outside my house to follow me wherever I'm going or show up to an airport or anywhere, and you have thousands of fans screaming," reports People.
'I wanted to take a step back and enjoy life'
The actor thinks the break from movies was necessary and timely, "I started acting from when I was a child, and it was kind of nonstop until I was in my early to mid-twenties. I'm super thankful for what I did experience, but I did miss out on a lot of just normal-life things, like going to college. I wanted to take a step back and enjoy life and spend some time with my family and friends. And I met my [then fiancée] out of it, so it all worked out."