J-14 interviewed Michael Copon who trying to take Taylor Lautner’s role of Jacob Black in New Moon. On physically being more like Jacob: ‘I feel like I need to bulk down. Right now I’m close to 200 pounds of muscle.
Taylor’s probably what, 140, if he’s lucky? I’m already 200 pounds, so there’s no need for me to get any bigger. Plus he’s 5’6″ and I’m 6’2″. In the book, he grows eight inches and I’m exactly eight inches taller than Taylor. Huge difference.
I see so much in Jacob Black that I feel like wasn’t brought to the first film that if I had the opportunity, I would totally create an amazing character. He’s more than just a guy who walks around and smiles and likes Bella. It’s just too one-sided.’
On not auditioning for the role: ‘There’s no auditioning going on, it’s a lot of talking. My representation has been talking to Summit and they’re hearing
that I’m one of the first picks.’
On run-ins with Robert Pattinson: ‘I’ve seen Rob out here and there and we’ve hung out and had great conversations. Funny enough, before I knew who he was, I said, ‘I’d be excited to play a part in Twilight 2′ and he said, ‘Oh yeah,
I’m in the first one.’ I was like, ‘Who do you play?’ He’s like, ‘Edward.’