Taylor Lautner Dishes on Taylor Swift, Fame

By Amber Sterling on November 24, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Lautner won't confirm if he's dating Taylor Swift, but he is willing to admit there's some magic between the two.

"We got along great," the 17-year-old actor says of his Valentine's Day co-star in the December issue of Rolling Stone. "We instantly clicked. And she's — she's an amazing girl. Aside from being beautiful, she's extremely funny, charismatic and fun to be around, so we definitely get along. We're close."

The New Moon star has evolved into one of Hollywood's biggest hunks, but he says his professional career presented some challenges early on.

"I was never extremely confident," the Michigan native tells the mag. "Because I was an actor, when I was in school there was a little bullying going on. Not physical bullying but people making fun of what I do ... I just had to tell myself I can't let this get to me. This is what love to do. And I'm going to continue to do it."

When it comes to the franchise that launched him to stardom, Lautner admits that he never could have predicted what was in store for him.

"Nobody knew what Twilight was going to be," he says. "Nobody. We thought we were making it just for passionate fans of the book. People just kept telling Us, 'Oh, yeah, the movie is going to do so good.' And we were like, 'All right, whatever. We'll see.' But when the movie came out, I was just blown away. That's when I realized, 'Boy, what am I getting myself into?'"

While thankful for what's transpired, Lautner remains modest with his success.

"This could have happened to anybody who played Jacob," he says. "I was just lucky enough to be the one that has that opportunity. I'm so grateful. It's Twilight. It's not me personally."

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