Taylor Lautner unable to escape “Twilight,” Robert Pattinson
By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: Poor Taylor Lautner. Despite showing up to an MTV awards show sans the “Twilight” crew, Lautner’s brief black carpet interview with MTV correspondent James Montgomery focused on a question about Robert Pattinson. Lautner was attending the awards as a presenter, and to promote his new movie, “Abduction,” which releases on September 23rd. But, before he could get a word in edgewise about his film, Montgomery questioned Taylor about his ubiquitous “Twilight” co-star.
“I don’t know if you kissed, or were kissed by Mr. Robert Pattinson…” Montgomery began, alluding to a moment shared by Pattinson and Lautner at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. It came during an acceptance speech by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who won yet another “Best Kiss” for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Taylor Lautner was a nominee for the same award, for a kiss he shared with Kristen Stewart for the same movie. As a joke, Pattinson ran into the crowd and planted a kiss on Lautner.
“I was definitely kissed by [Robert Pattinson],” Lautner clarified, as Montgomery continued for precious seconds along those lines, leaving no time for Lautner to speak about his upcoming film.
The irony endures. Pattinson’s kiss during the MTV Movie Awards seemed an attempt to recognize Lautner for his work in the “Twilight” films, given repeated MTV Movie Awards nominations (and repeated losses to none other than Pattinson himself). Yet, even months later, it seems that Pattinson’s gesture has given the press more excuses to grill Lautner about Pattinson. Let’s hope that the release of “Abduction” gives Lautner some of the solo recognition he deserves.
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