Lautner was spotted walking hand-in-hand with Marie Avgeropoulous, who stars with him in his latest movie, “Tracers.”
Avgeropoulous, 27, and Stewart, 23, share a lot of common features. Both have long brunette hair and similar petite builds. Their facial features are also similar.
The Greek-Canadian actress is best known for her role as Valerie “Valli” Wooley in “I Love You, Beth Cooper.” “Tracers” could be her breakout film.
Lautner has been friends with Stewart since they appeared in the “Twilight” films together. Taylor, 21, also stood by her during her scandal with “Snow White and the Huntsman Director Rupert Sanders last summer and more recently when she broke up with Pattinson.
But there doesn’t seem to be question where his amorous feelings lie. Relationship rumors were finally confirmed Monday (July 29) after the two were spotted walking together, holding hands in New York City’s trendy SoHo neighborhood.
Rumors were initially sparked by their on-screen chemistry. They were first spotted together earlier this month taking in a performance by the Blue Man Group.
In their movie, Taylor plays a New York City bike messenger who is wanted by the Mafia. Marie plays Nikki, his on-screen love interest. The action thriller, directed by Daniel Benmayor, began filming on location in New York City in June.
This is Taylor’s second shot at playing an action hero. He starred in the 2011 action thriller “Abduction,” directed by John Singleton. Lily Collins played his love interest in the film, which was soundly trashed by critics. It received only a four percent rating on rottentomatoes, which tracks reviews.
Even so, the film earned more than $82 million worldwide against a production budget of $35 million thanks largely to Lautner’s Twilight fan base.