Robert Pattinson who plays the vampire Edward admitted that he felt intimidated next to co-star Taylor Lautner’s ripped physique. He wanted to look good in his shirtless honeymoon scenes in Breaking Dawn so he eliminated candy and beer from his diet for a while. He also spoke candidly about his workouts with off screen girlfriend and movie co-star Kristen Stewart.
“Me and Kristen went nuts working out, because we hadn’t worked out for any of the previous films,” he said. Before the shirtless scenes in the movie, Pattinson made an effort to avoid empty calories and exercise more. The changes were only temporary though. Pattinson admits, “I had good abs for, like, two weeks. As soon as I didn’t have to be shirtless anymore, my good diet habits were gone immediately.”
Kristen Stewart has been vocal about not working out much in the past, but she also wanted to be in shape for some of the honeymoon scenes in the movie. Her workouts included yoga, horseback riding, aerobics, Pilates and minimal resistance training. These workouts have helped her stay trim and lean without looking unhealthy. For her diet, she went a little healthier. While preparing for the movie she admitted, “Well it’s kind of embarrassing but I’m playing a vampire soon. I eat disgustingly normally. I’m trying to not put so much butter in my food and stuff like that.”
Taylor Lautner, on the other hand, had to gain more than 30 pounds of muscle for his role as Jacob Black in the beginning of the Twilight franchise. He regularly practices marital arts and is naturally trim and athletic. Lautner worked out with personal trainer Jordan Yuam and fitness coach Vince Del Monte. His training was split across five days working different muscle groups on different days. Workouts were mainly large muscle group compound movements like squats, dead lifts and the bench press. Taylor’s diet included lots of protein including meat, fish, eggs and protein powder to help his body recover. He also ate every two to three hours, increased his overall food intake and ate good sources of carbs.
All three stars of the movie have worked hard to get their bodies where they want them for their movie roles, even if they weren’t thrilled about it. We just hope for their health, the stars continue their healthy habits.
November 19th, 2011