This Article is From Jan 07, 2011

Taylor Lautner busy emulating Tom Cruise

Taylor Lautner busy emulating Tom Cruise

Highlights

  • Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner has been advised by director John Singleton to study Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise films in a bid to emulate his career.
  • The 18-year-old actor is stepping away from his role of a werewolf in the popular vampire franchise 'Twilight' to play the lead in his upcoming action movie 'Abduction', Contactmusic reported.
  • Singleton, who will be directing the movie has been giving tips to Lautner to carve out a movie career like the 'Mission Impossible' star.
  • "I told him to watch the transition from 'Top Gun' to 'Rain Man' to 'Born on the Fourth of July'. To think about what he (Cruise) did as a young man and what he did later on. And then think about what you want to do," said Singleton.
  • "Twilight is a great stepping stone for his (Lautner's) career. It's like, 'Wow, he's an icon already.'
  • But now that you have this stature, it's a question of what you do with it. And that's what he's been working hard on," he added.
London: Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner has been advised by director John Singleton to study Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise films in a bid to emulate his career.

The 18-year-old actor is stepping away from his role of a werewolf in the popular vampire franchise 'Twilight' to play the lead in his upcoming action movie 'Abduction', Contactmusic reported.

Singleton, who will be directing the movie has been giving tips to Lautner to carve out a movie career like the 'Mission Impossible' star.

"I told him to watch the transition from 'Top Gun' to 'Rain Man' to 'Born on the Fourth of July'. To think about what he (Cruise) did as a young man and what he did later on.  And then think about what you want to do," said Singleton.

"Twilight is a great stepping stone for his (Lautner's) career. It's like, 'Wow, he's an icon already.'

But now that you have this stature, it's a question of what you do with it. And that's what he's been working hard on," he added.