The actor plays werewolf Jacob Black in the upcoming third instalment of the vampire franchise—Twilight Saga: Eclipse. And he has to show off his superhuman strength by effortlessly picking up Stewart as Bella Swan.
Earlier, the producers attached the slim actress to a harness so it would look like Lautner is carrying her. But, the actor decided to flex his muscles and pick her up to make the scene look convincing.
"There's a scene where I'm carrying (Kristen), and it's also, like, four pages of dialogue," the Daily Star quoted him as telling MTV.com.
Regretting his decision he said: "We actually had plans, a rig that was basically going to carry her, and I was just going to pretend that I was carrying her. We got there on the day, and the rig didn't look very natural. They were like, 'What are we going to do?' and I'm like, 'I'll just carry her. She's like, what, 110 pounds? It's no big deal!'' Adding, "We filmed that scene all day long. Did the wide shot, did my close-up, did her close-up, the back shot, everything. It was so hard... It was painful."