Lautner Will Be Loyal To Twilight

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June 28, 2010 | 11:10am EST

Taylor Lautner has promised Twilight producers he won’t turn his back on the franchise that made him a Hollywood star.

The 18-year-old has become an overnight star since portraying Jacob Black in the vampire film series, and admits he’s having a tough time landing roles that don’t call for him to go shirtless and showcase his chiseled abs.

But he insists he won’t shun the role that first defined his career in search of more diverse parts – like other teen stars before him.

Lautner explains, “As an actor I do want to challenge myself to many different things but I embrace this role and this franchise it’s done many things for me. I give all the thinks to it.”