With only seventeen days left until “Twilight” hits a theater near you, the actors are already beginning to reap the fringe benefits of their newfound fame. This week’s “Twilight” Tuesday catches up with Kellan Lutz, who freely admits that his recent gig starring in the upcoming video for Hinder’s “Without You” came his way after the band started hearing about his “Twilight” buzz. And much like Cam Gigandet, Robert Pattinson and the others, the man sometimes known as Emmett Cullen is eagerly looking forward to a long Hollywood career.
Now, a new film is part of that future.
“I’m gonna be doing [a movie] in Connecticut in December, it’s called ‘Warrior,’” he revealed to us. “It’s a sports movie about a lacrosse player whose dad dies in the military.”
Although little is currently known about the flick or his co-stars, Lutz said that the role will offer him the chance to stretch some dramatic muscles, while simultaneously dealing with a timely subject. “[My character] has to cope with [the death], and not having a father,” explained the star, who also depicts a lacrosse player in his current recurring “90210” role. “[So he] just goes on a rebellious stage.”
Eventually, however, the young rebel learns to get his life back on track. “He goes away to this camp and really matures, and becomes a man,” Lutz said of the script. “Then he comes back and he finishes up and ties up all his loose ends.”
“It’s a really good story,” he explained of his reason for signing on to the film. “It’s really well-written.”
A few months back, MTV broke the story on “Strife,” a small character drama that will reunite Lutz with his “Twilight” co-star Ashley Greene. In addition to that movie and “Warrior,” the actor said that he’s eager to balance his high-profile success with strong indie scripts, even though the road can sometimes be difficult.
“I’m working on a couple of independents,” explained the 23-year-old star. “A lot of it is kinda tough right now with funding and the recession.”
Okay gang, this week’s “Twilight” Tuesday question is a special Election Tuesday question as well: Which “Twilight” character would make the best President? Why?