Lautner, determined to stay in the series, worked out every day and gained over 30 pounds (14 kg) of muscle in order to bulk up for the role of Jacob Black in the remaining films in the The Twilight Saga.
It received mixed reviews from critics, having a "Rotten" rating with a weighted average of 5.5/10.Initially, director Chris Weitz wanted to recast the role of Jacob Black for Twilight's sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, due to the major physical changes that occur in Black between the two novels, and have an actor that would accurately portray "the new, larger Jacob Black." Black's role in the novel also increases significantly, with him falling in love with Bella and becoming a werewolf, putting the actor in a starring role.Lautner resides with his parents and younger sister in Valencia, California, which he says he prefers because of the paparazzi.Lautner has said that he has never thought of moving out on his own, stating, "The thing I love is that my home life hasn't changed. I still help out with the lawn." He owns a BMW 5 series, with dark-tinted windows intended to provide anonymity.Although it received generally negative reviews, Lautner returned for the third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, in 2010.
Receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film surpassed its predecessor to become the highest-grossing film of the franchise and the highest-grossing romantic fantasy, werewolf and vampire movie of all time at the American and Canadian box office. The popularity of Lautner and his cast members continued to summit, especially via the "Team Edward vs. Lautner continued in this role for two years, co-starring in the BBC comedy for three series.
He commented, "I just had to tell myself I can't let this get to me. And I'm going to continue doing it." A year later, he attended the national karate tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, where he met Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts.
Chaturantabut invited Lautner to a camp he held at University of California, Los Angeles.
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Lautner has Austrian, English, German, Swiss-German, French, Irish, and Dutch heritage, and has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry (specifically Ottawa and Potawatomi), through his mother.