Lily Collins sees a lot more in “Abduction” co-star Taylor Lautner, than his role in “Twilight.” The actress was effusive about his acting amid rumors that they are very close off-screen.
Collins, 22, the daughter of UK singing great Phil Collins, says “people know Lautner from “Twilight” and see him as Jacob, but Jacob is not in this movie. I’ve heard him be compared to Tom Cruise – which is cool.”
Indeed, Lautner, 19, has a lot riding on Collins and his new movie. It’s his first major role outside of the “Twilight” franchise.
Among other things, it will measure whether he is capable of carrying a major feature film as leading man.
And, it will also influence whether he becomes an action/adventure star like Cruise, Matt Damon and other A-List Hollywood actors.
As for their budding relationship, Lily visited Taylor on the set of Breaking Dawn, while he was filming in British Columbia.
They were also spotted at a Pittsburgh Steelers game while filming Abduction together there, and have caught flights and shared a number of meals together.
But Taylor was a little more coy when he was asked to compare Collins and “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart.
Collins will play Snow White in Relativity’s “Brothers Grimm: Snow White” alongside Julia Roberts who plays the Evil Queen.
Stewart, 21, will star in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” opposite Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.
“It’s tough. I mean, my excuse is they’re so different. I can root for them both,” he said at the MTV Movie Awards.
“Kristen’s going to be cool and edgy and dark. It’s gonna be something new for her, and I think that’s really exciting.
“Lily’s gonna be great too. And a completely different feel.”