Taylor Lautner reveals he was scared to leave the house for 10 years after Twlight

American actor Taylor Lautner whose net worth of $40 million recalls Being “Scared” to Go to a Grocery Store or Movie Theater for 10 Years

Since his days playing Jacob Black in the film trilogy about vampires, the actor has taken on more low-key roles and has taken a step back from the spotlight.

29 year-old Twilight star Taylor Lautner detailed what it was like dealing with the dark side of fame.
After his breakout as buff werewolf Jacob in the first 2008 film, he avoided grocery stores, malls and especially movie theaters for an entire decade.

“I went so many years either not leaving my house, or if I did, hat, sunglasses, and just like, [feeling] scared,” Lautner said. “It built up something inside of me where, I didn’t know it, but I was scared to go out. I’d get super anxious to go out. So I just didn’t.”

At the time he was in his late teens and when he’d try go on a date or even just a walk, “twelve cars would be waiting outside my house to follow me wherever I’m going,” he detailed. When he showed up at an airport, there were “thousands of fans screaming.”

But after Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, the fifth and final film in the series, was released in 2012, the noise vanished quite suddenly. While Lautner continued his acting career, with a notable role on the short-lived series Scream Queens, none of his projects sparked the same fervor. That’s when he realized, he told Kennedy, that the fame can disappear as quickly as it arrived.

“In the moment, it’s like, it got frustrating because you just wanted to live a normal life,” he said. “But then, when that’s taken away from you at all, you start to start to question yourself and start to be like ‘Oh, do people not care about me anymore?’ And it goes away a little bit. You notice it and that’s the dangerous part, because that can really mess with your mind.”

Taylor’s acting career took a dip after the Twilight series ended, as he was unable to avoid being typecast due to the shadow that the trilogy cast over his future.

His 2011 film, Abduction, was a commercial and critical failure, and so was his 2015 film The Ridiculous 6. Both earned exceptionally low ratings.

Of Abduction, Movieline’s Alison Wilmore wrote, “This may be the first film I’ve ever seen where when an actor goes to put his hand thoughtfully on his chin, it’s so awkward I became afraid he’d somehow miss and poke himself in the eye.”

He’s now returned to more everyday activities like buying groceries and planning for a future with his new fiancée, Tay Dome.

Raved Lautner of his bride-to-be, who he met following his acting hiatus in 2016, “She was a large part of getting me back to where I am today.”

He has returned to screens for the first time since 2018 with Netflix’s Home Team, the film that also stars Kevin James is out now.


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