Michael Copon on New Moon and Replacing Taylor Lautner
05.04.09 by REELZ
Naibe Reynoso is a correspondent for ReelzChannel TV's Movie News, and occasionally shares stories from the field.
During the Ghosts of Girlfriends Past premiere on April 27th, I got a chance to talk to Michael Copon on the red carpet. You may remember him -- he's the guy who was rumored to replace Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel New Moon.
I asked him if that was real or rumor, and he told me it was 100% true. It was a tense back-and-forth during casting, but we all know who got the role in the end. Copon told me he really, really wanted to get the role, but that he is happy for Lautner: "There are no hard feelings between Taylor and me -- we are friends."
He also said that he and Lautner have the same talent agent, which according to IMDb is Thor Bradwell from William Morris agency. While it was a win-win for Thor, Copon -- now bitten buy the Twilight bug -- will have to see New Moon in theaters like the rest of us mortals.
I trust there is quite a future for Copon though. Standing on the red carpet with Copon, who was promoting his next movie, Night of the Demons, I realized he is statuesque and very good looking. It's no wonder he was considered for the Jacob Black role.