Actor Taylor Lautner

Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 24, 2011

Now that Taylor Lautner has finished filming the Twilight movies, what are his plans?

—Sara Shepherd, Muncie, Ind.

Lautner, 19, is not resting on his laurels despite the fact that the next two films in the Twilight franchise have yet to be released. He would like to have a career like that of Tom Cruise or Matt Damon, which includes action movies.

Toward that end, he is currently starring in the thriller Abduction. He also hopes to show off his funny side. "I am always looking to challenge myself to a wide variety of things," says the native of Grand Rapids, Mich. "Comedy is definitely on my list. I have done a few things comedy-related: SNL [Saturday Night Live], I did an opening for the MTV Movie Awards. I have a lot of fun with it. I am myself and it is a great time."

Also on his plate is Universal Pictures' upcoming film, Stretch Armstrong, based on the toy character. But according to Lautner, "It is in the script-writing phase right now. There are a few new things that I am focusing on. I don't know what is going to be next, but I will make my mind up soon."