Advice you’d give yourself?
I knew at the time that it was going to go by so fast, so just to soak it all up and enjoy each and every moment.
Line between caring and creepy with Renesmee?
It’s a fine line and I was worried about it. We were fortunate to have Stephenie on set the whole time for the last two, and she said stop overcomplicating it! It’s a lifelong bond between two people, so, it’s more of a protective thing. Like a brother and sister relationship. So I couldn’t allow myself to think ahead and go beyond that. I think Bill did a great job with it, because it is delicate.
Meeting Kristen for the first time?
I was nervous, I was the youngest. I think it was a little awkward when we first met each-other. We were shooting on the beach in terrible weather and I was wearing a nasty wig. Ever since then it’s been great!
Working on a big franchise?
It was an amazing experience being able to play a character across five movies. I love Jacob, he has so many qualities that I wish I had. His loyalty, his persistence, he’s going to be a tough character to say goodbye to.
Relationships with the other actors?
Our friendships will go on forever. I find it amazing that this cast meshed so well! We are so thankful for that, we have a blast everytime we film these movies, everytime we promote them. The relationships are what I’ll cherish most.
What was it like shooting the scene where you phase into a wolf in front of Charlie?
Billy is one of the coolest people alive. It’s always uncomfortable to take your shirt off, and I’m the only one in just jean shorts! This was a new one, the pants came off in the scene too. I was so nervous, because it was written so hilarious. I wanted it to come across that way. It was a blast to shoot!
The scene where Bella is yelling at Jacob about imprinting?
It was my favorite scene. In the book it was so awesome, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Just the visual of Bella chucking me around like that! I think Kristen had a lot of fun with it.
You came close to not getting the role, can you talk about what your life would be like id you hadn’t gotten it?
Not really! I had amazing support, and I had to do a lot to make it happen. Every burger patty, day in the gym, protein shake. I remember it all! I just had one goal and went after it.
Filming both films (Part 1 & 2) at once?
It was tough. Some days you’d film part one in the morning, and you’d break and have lunch, and then you’d be filming a scene from part 2. So it’s a completely different Jacob in Part 2, I just had to really focus. For that, having Stephenie on set was helpful as well. I loved playing Jacob in this one, he had a great new side to him, he knew where his place was in the world. A large weight lifted off his shoulder, and I loved playing the comic relief.
Greatest thing you’d take from this experience?
We can pick certain extents of how I wanted to challenge ourselves. So I can’t be more thankful for all this franchise has given me.