After a few weeks of controversy, Taylor Lautner has been confirmed as returning to the role of Jacob Black for the upcoming Twilight sequel, New Moon.
And co-star Kristen Stewart couldn't be happier about it.
"I'm so glad they didn't have to find somebody else; we already had him!" the actress told MTV News. "I didn't understand all the deliberation on [whether to bring him back]. But now that it's set, we can all rest."
As for the 26 pounds of muscle Lautner has packed on to play a more bulked up version of Jacob, Stewart likes what she has seen so far:
"He's really buff! He definitely is. It took him a lot of time."
The portrayer of Bella also had praise for Chris Weitz, who is taking over direction of the franchise from Catherine Hardwicke.
"Chris is — on top of him being a really sweet guy — he is entirely devoted," Stewart said. "And he's very clearly not doing the movie just because it's the next big thing. He really likes it a lot."