Taylor Lautner Shares How Twilight Led to Body Image Issues

Taylor Lautner Shares How Twilight Led to Body Image Issues

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Taylor Lautner is getting honest about body image.

The star just recently shared how starring in the Twilight motion picture franchise, where he played monster Jacob Black, affected the method he saw his body.

“When I was in it, when I was 16 through 20 years old, starring in this franchise where my character is known for taking his shirt off every other second,” Lautner stated on The Squeeze podcastFeb 1, “no, I did not know that it was affecting me or going to affect me in the future with body image, but now looking back at it, of course it did, and of course it is going to.”

Lautner remembered the physical change he carried out to play the character, along with the toll it handled him.

“In the very first motion picture, I was 140 pounds, and in New Moon I was 175,” he continued. “So yeah, that wasn’t my natural body. I had to work very hard for it and very, very hard just to maintain it.”

After the franchise ended in 2012, the 30- year-old comprehensive his doubt of going to the health club after being “forced to be in a gym multiple times a day, six days a week” while recording Twilight