Although Eclipse, fame, and being shirtless onscreen were the main topics of discussion at the press event, Lautner answered a few Breaking Dawn questions posed by the press:
What about the fact that it will be two films?
Taylor Lautner: "I think that was definitely the right thing to do. It is definitely hard enough to break down 500+ pages into a 110-120 page script. This one is 800 and there is just so much going on with the wolf pack and the baby. There is a lot of stuff, so to condense that into one film would definitely be a challenge. I am very excited that it is two. Looking forward to it."
Have you spoken to Bill Condon yet about Breaking Dawn?
Taylor Lautner: "I have only met Bill once, very briefly, so we have not had time to discuss it. He seems like a very nice guy. Obviously, he is extremely talented. I think whatever comes our way, he is going to be able to deal with it. I am looking forward to talking with him."
How do you think you will prepare yourself for the unique, romantic aspects that you will find yourself in?
Taylor Lautner: "I haven’t started thinking about it too much right now. We are focusing on Eclipse coming out. We are promoting that. Then after that I am focusing on Abduction. Then after that it will be Breaking Dawn. I’m sure as soon as we meet with Bill further down the road, we will go towards that, but that will be interesting."
Do you think the werewolves will go into a musical number?
Taylor Lautner: "I think he actually already released a statement promising there would be no musical number in it. [Laughing]. It is funny."
With Breaking Dawn, there is talk of not keeping so close to the book because it is a little out there. What are your thoughts on keeping it faithful to the book versus changing it a bit for the movie?
Taylor Lautner: "It is definitely super important to us to maintain as faithful as possible to the books because that is exactly what the fans want to see. They want to see the books. Yeah, there may have to be a few changes here and there, but as long as we maintain the basic story, everything the characters go through, and all those emotions, we are going to be fine. I think that Bill Condon, whatever he does, is going to turn out amazing. I definitely trust in him, and I think the fans should as well."