Taylor Lautner is an American model and actor who got famous for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series. In the course of playing this role, Taylor Lautner’s weight changed remarkably after staying away from acting for some time. However, he had to struggle with weight gain and at another time shed all the weight he gained to keep his role in Twilight. Here, we have presented the facts about his weight journey.
The Truth About Taylor Lautner’s Weight Gain
Taylor Lautner, who stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches which is the equivalent of 174 cm or 1.74 m, weighs a decent 63.5 kg. However, he has not always had this weight, but at least he weighed less than it when he first starred in The Twilight in 2008 as the teen character named Jacob Black.
In this first installment of the television series, Taylor’s physique matched what was needed of his character, and being that he played the role so well, he soon became a fan favorite as he grew older with the series. However, as he aged, his body also transformed physically, as can be seen in the various installments of the series: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012).
Taylor Struggled to Gain Weight for Twilight Saga: The New Moon 2009
In an interview he had with MTV in 2009, Taylor Lautner admitted that he struggled to gain weight in other to adapt to the physical demands of his character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. He revealed that he was left with no option but to double the number of calories he takes and even had to eat at least every 2 hours to make sure he gained the weight he needed to portray his character effectively.
Admittedly, this was a very tough job to do but being that his profession required it, Taylor persevered and gained the appropriate weight and also transformed his physique the way it was needed for his character. He gained 30 pounds of body mass, most of which were visible on his frame to depict the werewolf persona of his character. He wasn’t necessarily fat as the term “gaining weight” would ordinarily suggest. Instead, he became more muscular, and this comes with some heavyweight.
Did Taylor Lautner Get Chubby?
News about Taylor’s weight gain began circulating sometime in the year 2015 when he was reported to appear in a Fox TV series titled Scream Queens. A once moderately muscular Taylor Lautner appeared to have put on a lot of flesh as noticed in his chubby face and bigger body.
The news of his physique was greeted with mixed reactions. While some people admired him for looking fatter than he used to as it showed he experiences body changes like everyone else, others criticized his new look citing that he has not had a lot of film roles to do as a result of it.
Be that as it may, Taylor Lautner’s weight gain was neither to his advantage nor his disadvantage, but he still opted to lose some weight back then. Taylor cut off eating junk food in his diet and made it a point of duty to visit the gym at least five times a week. And in no distant time, he regained his youthful and muscular look. Admittedly, this was no easy task for him to achieve as he underwent some remarkable lifestyle changes, which did pay off pretty fast.
Taylor Lautner Working Out
Even before his 2015 weight gain, Taylor Lautner, as reported, is a fitness freak who struggled to gain weight for a film role. In a 2009 interview published by The Washington Post, the actor revealed he follows a strict exercise regimen of at least 2-hours of daily workouts to stay fit. More to this, Taylor signed up with Jordan’s Virtual Fit Club and was under the tutelage of Jordan Yuan in other to transform his body.
Regarding his training routine, Yuan revealed that he had to add 40% more weight to what was ordinarily appropriate for Taylor at the time. He also engaged him in several exercises that specifically targeted his hip and chest muscles. These exercises include swiss ball pikes, reverse crunches, swiss ball legs curl, hanging leg raises, and prone cobra. Owing to their unique nature, Taylor performed each exercise strictly under the supervision of Yuan.
Aside from these exercises, Taylor Lautner also placed himself on an extreme diet and made sure he ate at least every 120 minutes. He revealed he had to carry burger patties in Ziploc bags so he could be able to eat in between meetings. He also revealed that while in movie locations, his trainer would sometimes wake him up as early as 6 in the morning so he could have some protein shake, after which he could go back to sleep and sleep for a couple more hours before they start filming.
What Happened To Taylor Lautner’s Abs?
Contrary to what many people assume, Taylor Lautner has had abs since he was a child. In a throwback beach picture he took with his training instructor, a young 7 years old Taylor Lautner could be seen shirtless, showing off his well-reaped abs. This goes a long way to confirm his claim that he has always loved working out, and the results are apparent in his body.
However, he seemed to have lost his physique a bit prior to or in his public appearance in 2015 when he was seen to be noticeably chubby with a fat face. Though he has not made any comments on why he looked so much different from his usual form, the assumption is that Taylor’s abs lost form during that time.
But judging from his recent social media posts, it can be seen that Taylor Lautner has regained his abs back and perhaps is even ripping them better than they used to be. Occasionally, he posts pictures showing off his body or participating in one sporting activity or the other.