Taylor Lautner: I Rarely Get to Enjoy My Success

Entertainment Aug. 31, 2011 AT 5:57PM
Taylor Lautner: I Rarely Get to Enjoy My Success Taylor Lautner: I Rarely Get to Enjoy My Success

There are a lot of perks to being a part of the Twilight franchise -- a legion of adoring fans, invites to exclusive Hollywood parties, the opportunity to book more high-profile roles -- but Taylor Lautner says there is a downside, too.

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"When I am traveling the world promoting the films, I say I am on vacation, but it's not really true, I guess," he tells the September issue of VMAN. "When I go to a beautiful city I spend the whole time in a hotel room and then I am back on a plane to the next place."

Because of his busy work schedule -- he next appears in this September's Abduction, opposite real-life girlfriend Lily Collins -- Lautner says he rarely finds time to kick back and relax.

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"If I'm not filming, I'm promoting, and if it wasn't Twilight, it was a different movie, so it got really busy," he says. "I hang out with my friends, family, and kind of just -- I don't even know. It's like, when I am not filming, it seems like -- I don't even know what I do."

Though Twilight made him a household name, Lautner insists that he's not the reason millions of fans have camped out to see the films on opening night.

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"It's definitely these characters we are playing. They are in love with Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black," the humble 19-year-old tells VMAN. "I mean, they feel like they know them. We are just lucky enough to be playing them. But I definitely think it's the characters."

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