Are Max & Jake the new Robert Pattinson & Taylor Lautner? Not so fast!
On the surface, it’s only natural for one to compare The Host — coming to theaters March 29 — with the Twilight saga. They’re both science fiction/fantasy stories, they’re both based on books by Stephenie Meyer and they’re both carried by an impossibly attractive group of actors. But Max Irons and Jake Abel, two of those impossibly good-looking actors I just mentioned, want to make one thing clear: The Host is nothing like Twilight.
“It is a very lazy comparison, because Twilight was a phenomenon unto itself,” Max says in the new issue of VMAN. ”[Robert] Pattinson was chased down the streets of Paris before the films even came out. And he is doing well for himself. He has about five films with acclaimed directors lined up.”
But while Max, 27, and Jake, 25, prefer not to be compared to the men of Twilight, it’s clear they also don’t want to be pitted against them either.
“A lot of people expect us to knock the Twilight cast,” Jake admits. “But Taylor Lautner is a really nice kid. Robert Pattinson, I couldn’t imagine the tremendous amount of pressure he was under — and he earned my respect when I saw him fight for certain projects. Water For Elephants is a great novel, the movie is what it was. That’s not his fault. That’s the risk; we’re the face of projects.”
OK, that last answer was actually pretty awkward — but hey, at least Jake didn’t diss Twilight!
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