Teen Vogue's October 2009 Young Hollywood Issue Featuring Taylor Lautner
TEEN VOGUE SHOWCASES YOUNG HOLLYWOOD’S DEBUT IT CREW IN THE OCTOBER
ISSUE WITH NEW MOON’S TAYLOR LAUTNER STEALING THE SHOW
AS THE NEXT HERO OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA
Taylor Lautner, better known as werewolf Jacob Black in the popular Twilight vampire series, is gearing up for the release of the second installment, New Moon. Since his debut in Twilight, the seventeen-year-old star has quickly jumped to the top of the Young Hollywood It list. “I think the fans would love anybody who played Jacob,” he says. “I’m just lucky to be the one who got the chance.”
It was his Hollywood-based karate coach who suggested Taylor give show business a chance. At first he admits he was not interested, but after a few auditions he was sold. “Taking on roles that were the opposite of what I could be in real life? That’s still my favorite thing.”
Tabloid attention and spurious rumors are the norm for the Twilight cast right now—and although Taylor is quite new to the attention, he seems capable of taking it all in stride. When asked about his alleged romance with Disney star Selena Gomez, he answers, “She’s a great girl.” Asked whether Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are indeed tangled in a torrid love triangle, he just laughs. “It’s crazy. But the fans help. They’re a big part of the motivation.”
Teen Vogue continues its annual Young Hollywood profile with seventeen talented up-and-comers poised to be the next big shots of the silver screen. Young stars like Lucas Till from the Hannah Montana movie, Miranda Cosgrove from Nickelodeon’s iCarly, and 20-year-old Rory Culkin, making his way out from under his brother’s shadows, shine in Teen Vogue’s tribute to Young Hollywood photographed by the renowned Bruce Weber.
Other highlights from the October issue of Teen Vogue, on newsstands September 8th, include:
LITTLE MISS PERFECT (P. 154): Author Rachel Simmons investigates the curse of the good girl, revealing the high cost of having impossible standards.
BREAKING THE MOLD (P. 70): As a teenager, Crystal Renn starved herself into the competitive world of fashion modeling—but became a bigger star when she embraced her natural body type.
STLYE BLOGGER (P. 82): Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr and Teen Vogue’s Andrew Bevan spend the weekend boutiquing, brunching, and bowling in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
URBAN OUTFITTERS (P. 166): This fall, stop traffic in street-smart statement coats—from sweeping capes to boyish tweed toppers.
THE REAL DEAL: DEBT (P.80): This year, nearly 1.8 million graduating college seniors left school with student loan debt—$22,500 on average. Teen Vogue gives readers what they need to know to stay in the black.
YOUTH QUAKE (P.121): A Hollywood powerhouse at just thirteen, Abigail Breslin proves that age is nothing but a number.
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