It's official: Taylor Lautner is returning to the Twilight franchise for New Moon.
The actor will reprise his role as Jacob in the sequel; here's what he recently had to say about the news:
On retaining the role of Jacob Black: “I’m very excited. Twilight was an incredible experience and I’m just stoked to be back and work with the whole team again — the cast and crew. I’m very excited to work with Chris Weitz, he’s an extremely talented director so it’s going to be great.”
On his preparation for Jacob in New Moon: “I knew I was going to have to [put on weight] for the sequels, because Jacob is requires it. So I started working out the day after Twilight came out.”
On how he’s putting on the weight: “I do everything possible and eat as much as possible and drinking my protein shakes. It’s very important. I’m trying to stay as clean as possible (i.e. no fast food restaurants!).”