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We're a little surprised that the new Rolling Stone didn't just burst into flames, after seeing how absolutely gorgeous New Moon star Taylor Lautner looks on the cover. But the teen sensation (he's only 17!) says that, despite his current success, he wasn't always so sure of himself.
"I was never extremely confident," he told the mag. "Because I was an actor, when I was in school there was a little bullying going on. Not physical bullying but people making fun of what I do ... I just had to tell myself I can't let this get to me. This is what I love to do. And I'm going to continue to do it."
Taylor also admits that he kind of can't believe how Twilight-crazy the world has gone. "Nobody knew what Twilight was going to be," he says. "Nobody. We thought we were making it just for passionate fans of the book. People just kept telling us, 'Oh, yeah, the movie is going to do so good.' And we were like, 'All right, whatever. We'll see.' But when the movie came out, I was just blown away. That's when I realized, 'Boy, what am I getting myself into?'"
As for his popularity, the actor retains his modesty. "This could have happened to anybody who played Jacob," Taylor said. "I was just lucky enough to be the one that has the opportunity. I'm so grateful. It's Twilight. It's not me personally." On a personal note, Taylor remained coy about his relationship with singer Taylor Swift. Are they dating? "Possibly," he said. "We got along great," he said of filming their new movie, Valentine's Day. "We instantly clicked. And she's -- she's an amazing girl. Aside from being beautiful, she's extremely funny, charismatic and fun to be around, so we definitely got along. We're close."
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