‘Twilight’ wolf-pack actors have advice for Bella: ‘Jacob is someone you can take home to mom’

May 18, 2010 | 4:43 p.m.

Our “Twilight” specialist Yvonne Villarreal caught up with the “Twilight” wolf-pack actors who, no surprise, howl in protest when someone suggests that Team Edward is best.

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Team Edward or Team Jacob?

It’s no contest, at least not according to the actors who portray the lupine brethren of Jacob, the werewolf played by beefy heartthrob Taylor Lautner in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which hits theaters June 30.

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Chaske Spencer, the 35-year-old actor who plays wolf-pack elder Sam Uley, says brooding vampires — like Robert Pattinson’s forever-conflicted Edward Cullen — pale in comparison to a strapping, loyal forest boy like Jacob.

“Have you seen him?” Spencer asked with a chuckle. “He’s got that sex appeal going. He’s got the body. He’s the boy next door. But he can also rip your head off.”

Spencer added: “He’s a protector. What more could a girl ask for?”

In the third installment of “The Twilight Saga,” the vampires of the Cullen clan join forces with their hirsute enemies, the wolf pack, after an army of newborn vampires goes on a bloody tear in Seattle.

Amid the chaos, Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, must choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob.

It’s a no-brainer, say the shape-shifters who always wear their hearts on their sleeves — even if they don’t wear shirts. Their wolf-brother Jacob, they say, is the one Bella should keep at her side. 

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“He’ll treat her good, he’ll take care of her,” says 25-year-old Alex Meraz, who plays the hairy and hot-tempered Paul. “He’s cuddly when he turns into a wolf … unless he’s mad. But he can control it! He’s a good friend. Why would you want someone who is conflicted and doesn’t know if they love you or not? It’s like a love-hate relationship — ‘I love you, but I don’t want to hurt you.’ Instead you can have someone who is legit and is down to do anything for you. It’s like, ‘Momma would be happy.’ Jacob is someone you can take home to Mom.”

–Yvonne Villarreal


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Photos: Top and third, the wolf pack from the “Twilight” films. Credit: Summit Entertainment. Second, Taylor Lautner. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

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11 Responses to ‘Twilight’ wolf-pack actors have advice for Bella: ‘Jacob is someone you can take home to mom’

  1. Moonjenn says:

    No kidding, guys! I'd choose Jacob any day. I'm tired of all the Edward angst. Jacob's fun and caring and his looks don't hurt his case. ;)
    Where's MY freaking Jacob?

  2. Dee says:

    She can have Jacob or Edward.. I will take Paul (Alex Meraz).. He is HOTT!! Got the new About Face coffee table book with him in it.. Very NICE!! Love it!!

  3. grace says:

    TEAM ROB and that's why Team Edward

  4. macarena says:

    yo odio jacob

  5. annamorphos says:

    All those comments by the actos are true, however, I'm surprise Chaske would fail to point out one flaw. Sam's fiancee Emily is a tragic reminder of the dangers that the "protectors" present. There are pro's and con's to both sides.

  6. Sherrick says:

    I love the wolfpack of Twilight. Their backstory is SO interesting and it's a shame that Meyer focused on vampires. Sparkly vampires at that.
    "Team Rob and that's why Team Edward"?! Huh? You sound like a fool. I fell in love with Jacob from the Saga BEFORE I fell in love with Taylor. Seriously, fact and fiction. There is line. Learn it. Just because you like Rob doesn't mean you have to like Edward.

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  8. Sorrowful Jones says:

    Who gives a bleep?

  9. im a bella waiting says:

    Jake i love you please im a Bella waiting for my jake not Edward , Edwards a freak no afencejake i love u im a bella waiting for my jake to come edwards a freak no afence

  10. jessica says:

    Bella has a choice who to be with. she has a choice to be with sme1 that she has knew her whole life or a few years. she has a choice to give away her life or stay with a beating heart. she love's both Edward and Jacob so why doesn't she choose whats best for her. All i know is that if i was in her position i would go for Jacob not just because he's good looking but because i know he could give me what i need. i wouldn't have to change for him. And i know that he would never stop loving me, hurt me or disown me. And every girl needs a Jacob but the sad thing is. Jacob is hard to find. Love you Jacob

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