Kw-logo-holiday

Taylor Lautner Interview

Taylor Lautner plays Shark Boy in the 3-D flick, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl.
Courtesy of Miramax

By: Sindy

Taylor Lautner is a triple threat - he acts, dances and does martial arts! He competes with the Xtreme Martial Arts Performance Team and is now starring in the 3-D movie, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl. I sat down to talk to Taylor about his cool new flick and his passion for extreme martial arts - here it is!

Sindy: Congratulations on the movie! So what's it about?
Taylor Lautner: It's about a kid that doesn't really fit in at school and he starts daydreaming. He dreams up these two superheroes, Shark Boy and Lava Girl, and they go on a series of adventures to destroy Mr. Electric, who's played by George Lopez, who is destroying another planet.

Sindy: Tell me about your character, Shark Boy.
Taylor Lautner: He's very self-confident and sometimes his confidence gets him into trouble - he starts fights and battles, and Lava Girl tries to cool him down. He's also kinda jealous of the character, Max, because he has an inside crush on Lava Girl and she's overly motherly to Max. And Shark Boy is also very acrobatic, so he uses lots of that in the fight scenes.

Sindy: Cool, you get to show off your martial arts skills in the movie!
Taylor Lautner: Yeah, Robert Rodriguez (the director of Spy Kids) let me choreograph my own fight scene in the film.

Sindy: What's been your fave acting gig aside from The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl?
Taylor Lautner: Probably My Wife and Kids because I got to be a [kwlink]bully[/kwlink] and push this little kid around! That was fun because I'm normally not a bully because my parents wouldn't allow me to do that. I'm just not that person, but it was fun to experience something new.

Sindy: Why'd you get involved in martial arts rather than sports like baseball or soccer?
Taylor Lautner: Probably because my mom's bosses' kids were doing martial arts, and since they were doing it, I just wanted to try it. So I started it and it was a lot of fun and I went to my first national tournament in Louisville, KY and then I met a karate instructor, Mike Chat, the Blue Power Ranger. He taught me this extreme martial arts stuff and I started liking that a lot more, so I kept doing it and I've been doing it for about six years.

Sindy: How is extreme martial arts different from regular martial arts?
Taylor Lautner: Regular martial arts is traditional, with no music and no flips choreograhed into it. But extreme martial arts is choreographed to music. It's very fast-beat uptempo and you put a lot of acrobatic maneuvers into the routine.

Sindy: So what's your fave extreme martial arts trick?
Taylor Lautner: It's called a corkscrew. It's a backflip off one leg and then you do a 360 in the air and I land it in the splits. I was the first competitor to ever land that in the national karate circuit.

Sindy: Do your martial arts skills come in handy at school?
Taylor Lautner: It's never really happened. Nobody's ever wanted to start a fight. I stay away from all that stuff.

Sindy: Do you ever think about becoming the next Jean-Claude Van Damme?
Taylor Lautner: I'd love to be an action director or writer or be in action films, just like him.

Sindy: Is there an actress who you want to work with in the future?
Taylor Lautner: Jessica Simpson! Yeah, I'll work with her! I was on the Nick and Jessica Variety Hour Show and that was lots of fun. I got to meet her, she was nice. She wasn't stupid like everyone thinks she is.

Related Stories:
>

readers voted!

Comments

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

he's awesome
commented: Tue Aug 13, 2013

Changed;

Changed; wrote:

I love himmmm. ♥
commented: Fri Nov 02, 2012

purplesing

purplesing wrote:

I do not like Him
commented: Tue Jun 26, 2012

there are 11 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1118190324109

Will You Watch Taylor's New Flick?

  • Yep, I'm already waiting in line for tickets!
  • Definitely. I'm a huge action movie fan.
  • It looks really cheesy, but I'd like to see Taylor Lautner in action!
  • No way - are ya kidding me??

related stories

Micro_abduction-mic
Kidzworld interviews Twilight hunk Taylor on fighting human bad guys in his new romantic actioner...
Micro_new-moon-micro
The second installment in Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight Saga is now in theatres. Kidzwor...
Micro_taylor_lautner-micro
Do you want to know how Taylor went from Shark Boy to Twilight's Wolf Man? Check out his bio!

Entertainment in the forums

warworn
warworn posted in TV Shows:
###########.you tube. ###### tch?v=cWB0goTWZic (Erase the blanks)
reply 20 minutes
Kiken
Kiken posted in TV Shows:
Kuvira from The Legend of Korra. ♥
reply about 4 hours
Kiken
Kiken posted in TV Shows:
Honestly I commented on this post a while back saying I liked ATLA but I feel like The Legend of Korra had more depth to it and was definitely meant for older teens, which is why I feel like a lot of you like it better. But the finale put me at a tie. I love both the shows equally.
reply about 4 hours
arthi
arthi posted in Movies:
Entrapment
reply about 5 hours
CoolColette
CoolColette posted in Movies:
999999999999999999999 times
reply about 8 hours

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...