Following 's as Jacob Black in "New Moon", his "" co-star, , comes to his support. Talking to MTV News, the 21-year-old who plays Alice Cullen in the hit vampire drama said that she hopes Lautner will maintain his role in the sequel, saying, "I hope so."
She further added, "We all love Taylor. He's the best kid. He's so adorable and so good-hearted, and he's a good actor too. He did a great job, so I'm hoping to see him come back." Sharing her thought on Summit's reason that Lautner doesn't have the appropriate physical shape needed, she argued if that is the reason then the studio should replace her as well. Knowing that her character is described as a 4-foot-10, she said, "Oh, neither am I! I mean, really? If that's the argument, then they should replace me."