Twilight’s Taylor Lautner talks about fan culture in different countries
By Kim Palacios
HollywoodNews.com: In a July 1st appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, Taylor Lautner talked about the subtleties of fans across cultures. “Different fans choose to show their passion in different ways,” began the Twilight star. “And, a lot of times it’s screaming.”
“It’s weird,” continued Lautner when Letterman asked about fan reactions in different countries. “In Japan, they’re very sensitive—they cry a lot…what happens [is], they start crying, so you feel bad, and so you’ll touch them or something and say ‘It’s OK, it’s OK,’…and then they start crying more. So then you grab them with two hands or grab their shoulder and say ‘Seriously, it’s going to be just fine,’ and they’ll start bawling. And, eventually, they just faint. And, problem solved.”
“In Brazil, they’re very aggressive and physical,” the star continued. “They literally would grab our legs and our arms and we had to walk with them on top of us to the car. Then at the hotel, we had 2,000 fans storm the hotel lobby. They knew what floor we were on doing interviews and they were trying to come up to the floor. Our security guard rushed in, and closed the door and [told us to] remain calm…we got 2,000 girls that just stormed the lobby and got past hotel security and right now we’re calling the Brazilian National Guard.”
“Is it usually young women…or is it guys that come up to you crying?” Letterman asked at one point. Lautner admitted that many “guy-hard” fans cried, too.
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