Kellan Lutz Looks to Ditch ‘Piece of Meat’ Image

Kellan Lutz is raging against his beefcake-iness, saying that while millions of gals lust over his ripped physique every time he goes shirtless in the Twilight movies, he’s more than just a luscious man muffin.

The 25-year-old actor tells Us Magazine that while

“it’s nice to be one of the guys that can help sell a movie by taking his shirt off … By no means do I want to be a piece of meat for the rest of my career.”

Lutz goes on to say that even when he’s asked to do talk show appearances, “they follow it up with requesting you take your shirt off.”

When he’s not melting hearts (and eyes) with his bod, Kellan’s all about doing good. Aside from his constant animal awareness contributions, he recently helped out with the St. Bernard Project, where he helped construct five houses in New Orleans for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Lutz said of his handiness: “We were working around the clock at 50 hours at a time in different shifts,” Lutz marveled. “We got it done just in time. We had so many people come out and lend a helping hand. It was so touching.”

He’s even hoping that he can convince his co-star Robert Pattinson to one day show off his carpentry skills. Of R-Pattz possibly lending a hand, Lutz said that “it would be a great surprise for everyone … Although I would have to take video of Rob trying to hammer a nail, he might hurt himself.”


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