Taylor Lautner shot to fame after appearing in Twilight alongside Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Lautner as Jacob was a sight to behold, and because he was so well-liked by the public, he began receiving several acting opportunities in Hollywood.
The 31-year-old actor had been hired for a slew of acting projects, but his career took a hit as the Twilight craze faded and audiences wanted to see what else Lautner had in store for them. Although the craze for Lautner was going down he still had many projects with great stars in hand.
Adam Sandler called Taylor Lautner to act in his movie Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups 2 was released on 13 September 2013. In the movie, Taylor Lautner was cast opposite big names like Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and Salma Hayek. Lautner played the role of Frat Boy Andy in the movie and he had many scenes in the movie. Even though the 31-year olf actor had so many scenes in the movie as per reports he wasn’t credited in the movie. The real reason why The Twilight Saga: New Moon actor wasn’t credited remains unclear to many of his fans.
When Lautner was asked about how he felt about working with Sandler in the movie he explained that he was very excited. During an interview, the Abduction actor said,
“I originally got the phone call from Adam Sandler asking me to pop in and do a cameo for this. I was thrilled. It’s a huge honor to work with people like Adam, Kevin James, David Spade, and Chris Rock. I had an absolute blast making this.”
Many netizens said that it was unfair that the makers of The Grown Ups 2 didn’t credit the actor even after he played a key role in the movie. The Home Team actor never mentioned or tried to explain why he was uncredited in Sandler’s comedy film.
Taylor Lautner was too expensive for the makers of the movie who wanted to offer him a role
Without a doubt, Lautner became a sensation overnight, but he was also too expensive for other producers. According to reports, the Tracers star was asking for too much money because of the Twilight film series.
Reports suggest that he requested $5 million for the film Abduction, but when the film went poorly at the box office, his demand was reduced. He couldn’t explain to other producers why he was charging such a high fee for a single film. An Industry insider commented on Lautner and said,
“I remember when Universal co-chairman Donna Langley cast him in Stretch Armstrong, she said to me, ‘He’s the real deal!’ And I thought, Based on what?! Based on Twilight?”
One of the reasons why Lautner wasn’t successful in Hollywood after a point was that many of his big projects were not released reportedly. Other sources also claimed that he wasn’t very focused on his acting career.