For fans of the “Twilight Saga,” the world’s biggest going-away party took place Monday night (November 12) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The cast of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” hit the black carpet to greet fans and gather for one final time before it all ends.
Though his character may not have won the affection of Bella, Taylor Lautner walked the carpet victoriously to pay his final respects to Jacob Black, but his emotions were decidedly mixed as he closed out the series.
“Seriously, there are so many emotions going on inside of me right now,” Lautner said. “I don’t know if I say ‘sad.’ I don’t know if I say ‘excited.’ There are so many things. It’s a weird feeling.”
The “Twilight” premieres have always been a sight to behold, with a city of tents and camping fans, but the “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ premiere held special significance for Lautner. “I’ve soaked every one up so far, because they only happen once a year, but this one is different, because this is the last one,” he said. “It was a different approach, but I don’t know. It’s tough. It’s not over yet, so I’m going to continue to enjoy it. I don’t even want to think about when it finishes.”
Fans of the series are on the brink of experiencing a shortage of content for the first time in years, something MTV News’ Josh Horowitz called “PTSD” or “Post-’Twilight’ Sadness Disorder.” Lautner suggested they retrace their steps of fandom and take solace in their companions. “DVDs, re-read the books,” he suggested. “I don’t know. We’ll love to still travel and see them, but the good thing is, we’re all going to be in it together. We’re going to be dealing with PTSD.”
But there’s no doubt that “Twilight” material will last forever, and Lautner had some words of advice for whoever could potentially take over the role of Jacob in a future incarnation. “I’ll say ‘Have fun,’ because this character has been unreal to me,” he said. “Truly, I can’t imagine a cooler character to play over the past few years. Have fun with it and enjoy it.”
As for whether the end of “Twilight” meant the end of Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson sharing the screen, Lautner said he would “absolutely love” to reunite with his co-leads.
“I’ve always said that a lot of people haven’t seen the funny sides to Rob and Kristen and maybe even myself,” he said. “They are hilarious, so I like your idea of a romantic comedy. Maybe a dramedy, so we can get a little bit of brood in there.”
Monday night’s premiere didn’t mark the ultimate end of Lautner’s work for the series, but he told MTV News that he looks forward to some time off. “Tomorrow, we’re off to Europe. We’re going to enjoy that,” he said. “Probably when it’s done, I will take a little breather, enjoy the holidays, spend time with family and friends, and then get ready to get going again.”
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