'Abduction' Stars Impressed How 'Together' Taylor Lautner Is
Taylor Lautner won over his Abduction costars and industry legends Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina with how he is handling fame.
"I wasn’t expecting it at all, it kind of all came really quickly," Taylor said at the Abduction junket about rising to fame over the last few years. "It took a while to soak in and I still don’t fully understand it, or why it happened."
"I’m still a little confused," laughed Lautner. "I’m happy! I’m not complaining! It happened, I’m sitting here today and I’m the most thankful guy on this planet. I’m having the time of my life."
Here is what Taylor's costars said about how he is handling drugs, sex, and the stereotypes that come with being famous now days:
“I was very impressed with him," Alfred Molina told Celebuzz. "When you get to my age it’s very easy to imagine that this new generation of actors -- these young kids -- that all they want to do is get laid and take every drug available and just go to parties … because that’s what we did when we were that age!"
"The truth is, no one cared 35 years ago when I was starting out what we got up to," continued Molina. "Now, the scrutiny for young actors is enormous. The demands on them to just be 'on' all the time is phenomenal. None of that ever happened when I was that age."
“I couldn’t have done what Taylor did," Weaver said. "I could not have dealt with that. He’s so incredibly famous so young. I was mortified about being famous, I thought it was awful."
"I wanted to be an obscure young actor," continued Sigourney. "I wanted opportunity, but I didn’t want fame. I don’t know how he does it -- it’s such a distraction from the work. More power to him that he can handle it so brilliantly and knows how to use it to get himself more challenges like Abduction.”
"I was impressed by just how together Taylor and Lily Collins were, and how sophisticated they were and how knowledgeable they were," Alfred Molina added. "Not just about the work at hand, but the way the industry works and how to play in it and manage themselves. I was very impressed with that."
Abduction hits theaters this Friday, September 23. Check it out!