Taylor Lautner has called on Twilight fans to support his decision to take on more challenging roles.
The 19-year old actor will next be seen in Boyz in the Hood’s director John Singleton’s Abduction.
He takes on the role of a teenager who is forced to go on the run after he finds out his parents have been hiding a secret about their past.
Lautner told the Los Angeles Times: “I don’t know why, but I’m always looking to challenge myself as much as possible.
“Plus, I had always been an action fan and been fans of actors like [Matt] Damon and Harrison Ford. What I love about their action movies is that they’re not just action movies. They’re playing a character that goes through an incredible journey.”
Lautner was told by Singleton to watch thrillers with Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford in preparation for the role.
The actor, who plays werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight movies, added: “I’m just hoping that the fans can support me doing completely different things outside of the franchise. And yeah, I mean, there probably is a lot at stake.
“It definitely crosses my mind, and I would be lying if I said I feel no pressure. But whenever that thought does come in my mind, I try to push it out as quickly as possible. I try and just stay focused on things that I can control.”
Lautner admitted this week that he is sad to have filmed the last installment of the Twilight franchise.
Source: Digital Spy