Post by Jacob Black on Dec 18, 2008 16:20:19 GMT -5
I'm going to be extremely upset if they recast him. I like Taylor and think he makes a really good Jacob. Taylor has been looking forward to New Moon, you can tell in all his interviews he's excited for it, and for them to go and talk about possibly recasting him has got to be upsetting for him. He's working really hard to get the part for Jacob, working out and putting on more weight. How dissappointing would that be if they decided to go with someone else after all the work you've put into it?
I don't know if there really is anything us fans can do. But if Summit and Weitz don't listen there going to have a lot of upset fangirls coming after them if they do decide to recast.
Oh. And if they do decide to go with someone else. I don't intend to change Taylor Lautner from the actor that portrays Jacob Black in the roleplay, unless I'm forced....
Ugh I really hope they don't recast! I mean I know Jacob's supposed to like, change in New Moon but I think Taylor definately fits the part and did a good job in Twilight! I mean with all the makeup and everything these days they can definately make him look older, stronger and the necessary changes he goes through from Twilight to New Moon.
And plus I'm just kinda against casting mid-series anyway unless it's like necessary (like soemone passes away or something)..I mean you picked the actors so its kinda your fault if they don't live up to what you wanted to planned..I think they should be stuck with what they chose lol
'Twilight' Star Taylor Lautner Talks About His Campaign To Stay On 'New Moon'
'As far as I know, I haven't been told 'no' yet,' says the young star, who's put on 19 pounds to play Jacob Black.
by Larry Carroll
BEVERLY HILLS, California — Over the last few weeks "Twilight" Nation has been thrown into disarray, first over the appointment of a new director, Chris Weitz, for the sequel and then by rampant rumors that 16-year-old Taylor Lautner is going to be similarly replaced. (One bright light of the week: We just named Twilighters, collectively, the Woman of 2008.) On Wednesday night, Lautner spoke exclusively with MTV News and insisted that reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.
"I have been working out. I've been working out since the day we finished filming 'Twilight.' I just weighed myself today; I've put on 19 pounds," the noticeably larger Lautner told us, promising that he'll be big enough to fit Stephenie Meyer's physical description of Jacob Black in "New Moon" when cameras begin rolling in 12 weeks. "I'm guaranteeing Weitz 10 more [pounds] by filming. I get to meet Chris on Friday, in two days, so I'm excited. I'm going to have lunch with him."
The news of a Lautner-Weitz sit-down will undoubtedly launch a few thousand "OME!" exclamations, as Twilighters have spent the past few days launching Web sites, petitions and other shows of support for the young star. Speaking with us at Wednesday's Hollywood Foreign Press Association Salutes Young Hollywood event, Lautner also addressed actor Michael Copon's claims that he had landed the Jacob role, insisting that Copon's Facebook declarations might be a bit premature.
"I've heard a few things," he said of Copon. "I don't really know too much to comment on it. As far as I know, I haven't been told 'no' yet, so it's still all up in the air."
In regards to the series' recent musical-chairs situation, the affable actor offered nothing but kind words for both his past and possibly future directors. "I've seen a few of [Chris Weitz's] films, and he's really talented. The same thing with Catherine [Hardwicke]; I mean, Catherine had a really interesting mind," Lautner observed. "[Weitz] has that as well, and he's very talented. I've heard a lot of good stuff about him, so I'm excited to meet him. I heard he's like a surfer dude, and that he's really laid-back and friendly. It'll be fun."
The "Twilight" heartthrob also gave us his reaction to the studio's "New Moon" press release issued Saturday, which listed his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, but caused widespread speculation in its omission of Lautner's name.
"I think it's because, well, Rob and Kristen were the lead roles in 'Twilight,' so they've got to be back," he reasoned. "I don't even know if they're officially signed; maybe they are, I don't know. They just hired Weitz, and now they're just moving down the cast. All I can say is, I'm going to be ready if my number's called."
In all the chaos of the past few weeks, Lautner added, plenty of things have been exaggerated by the media. Entertainment Weekly reported this week that his agent is talking to the effects people behind "The Curios Case of Benjamin Button" about demonstrating how effectively Lautner could be transformed digitally. "Nothing [along those lines] has happened, and I don't know if it will," he told us. "I think there's a lot of things that have gotten blown up that haven't really occurred. That hasn't happened. I've just been working out for awhile, and I'm ready."
Sure enough, Lautner's partially unbuttoned shirt, larger physique and beginnings of a moustache sure seem to indicate that he's ready to show Weitz how he could effectively return as grown-up Jacob Black. And the actor said that in these uncertain times, he continues to surf the "Twilight" sites and take solace in the fans' support.
"Thank you, fans. Keep going, keep working hard, and we'll see soon," he said, addressing the recent MTV poll that had Twilighters choosing him over Copon (or anyone else) by a 12-1 margin. "That's good to hear. I appreciate all the fans who are doing stuff [to show their support]."
"My job for 'Twilight' was to bring 'Twilight' Jacob to life — the friendly, happy-go-lucky little Jacob," Lautner explained, looking forward to the Friday lunch that will shape the future of his career. "And my job for 'New Moon' is completely different; I've been looking forward to that. I've been getting ready for it, and I can assure them that I will follow through with that job."
Here is a piece about how mean people are been to Taylor's would be replacement Micheal Copon, its from Twilightersanonymous.com
Twi-loonies need to sit down and have a Fruit Roll-Up and get ahold of themselves for a second. Taylor Lautner, who played Jacob in Twilight, has had his part recast. Michael Copon will allegedly be taking over the part of the werewolf dude who forms a love triangle between Kristen Stewart’s haughty ass and Robert Pattinson’s coral reef hair in the sequel. Lautner was reportedly deemed too young, and not big and brawny enough to bring the sexual chemistry with Stewart.
Lautner still seems to think he’s in the running, though. He’s already been working out and probably shooting himself in the butt with the juice. Hey, it’s Twilight.
Anyway, Lautner’s fans got their Livejournals in a twist and have started to launch a campaign against Copon by leaving messages on his Facebook page. You’ve got everything from “I don’t want you playing Jacob Black in New Moon because Taylor is perfect” to “You’re a douche.” 16-year-old girls and socially retarded people in Nana’s basement can be vicious.
A group has even been started on Facebook called “I REJECT Michael Copon as Jacob Black: SAVE TAYLOR NOW!” Succinct. It’s has 1,219 members so far. Our economy is collapsing, and there’s a way on but I think if Lautner keeps his job - it will all turn out ok.
I agree people shouldn't direct their anger at Copon, i should be directer at Summitt for their lack of foresight.
Post by Diana Hardwick on Dec 19, 2008 16:09:56 GMT -5
I have to admit, Copon does look good for an older Jacob, but Lautner has the personality, the look, the talent, and more importantly for a series, the following. It'd be a very unwise move to recast the part, especially after they originally chose someone so right for the role in the first place.
Forgive me for the comparison, but it's not like with the Harry Potter series, where they recast Dumbledore because Richard Harris died. That was necessary, and the company can honestly say they did what they had to do. But in this situation, there is no reason *not* to bring back Lautner as Jacob. He may need to grow up fast, but which is more believable, having Lautner bulk up through exercise and be able to simply look bigger, the way Jacob's supposed to, or change the actor altogether so that there's nothing there to compare with? He's only supposed to change from human to wolf, not from human to different human.
I for one am more than happy to join Team Taylor. We need to keep the cast as it is.
Now i know it may sound crazy because none of the petitions to keep Rob out worked, but maybe now after a $70million opening weekend which we the fans created. Maybe now we hold little more sway, the more signatures on more petitions give us more chance of keeping Taylor.
Post by Isabelle LeBlue on Dec 22, 2008 11:35:16 GMT -5
Okay sorry ladies, I have no idea why I'm always the odd one out but this other guy looks more like the Jacob I originally pictured while i read the books. That said, I agree its a little late in the game to change actors and Taylors three one liners were projected perfectly. The person they really need to recast is the lead...she can't act. *Runs and hides*
GO Jacob! Just don't hate copon, its not his fault opportunity may be knocking.
Good news about New Moon from director Chris Weitz:
I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.
The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.
I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon-what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year.