'Abduction's' Taylor Lautner on Performing the Movie's 'Crazy Stunts' (Video)

5:39 PM PST 08/23/2011 by Kimberly Nordyke
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Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins in "Abduction"

The "Twilight" star says he "got to do some awesome fight scenes, jumping off walls and car chases" in the action thriller.

Taylor Lautner isn't afraid to do his own stunts.

So says the star of the upcoming Abduction, in which he plays a teenager who finds out he was kidnapped as a child after his picture shows up on a missing-persons website. He then goes on the run while trying to find out the truth about his past.

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In a new featurette released Tuesday by Lionsgate, Lautner said he did martial arts at a young age, which helped him perform "all these crazy stunts" in the movie.

"I got to do some awesome fight scenes, jumping off walls and car chases," he said.

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One stunt, which director John Singleton called the "most exciting" one that Lautner performed for the action thriller, was shot at the Pittsburgh Pirates' PNC Park during an actual game that was sold out.

The scenes feature Lautner jumping over a railing onto a descending glass overhang before dropping several feet to the ground.

"It was very cool stunt," the actor said. "It was actually made up on the fly. It was never in the original script."

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His co-star Jason Isaacs praised the actor's physical ability, calling him a "gifted athlete."

"He could take the entire crew with his hands tied behind his back," Isaacs said.

Screenwriter Shawn Christensen also offered praise: "I think what's going to surprise a lot of people about Taylor in this movie is how good he is at being someone who can really kick a lot of ass."

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Lily Collins, Alfred Molina and Sigourney Weaver also star in the movie, which opens Sept. 23.

Abduction marks the first film Lautner will carry as a solo leading man. The actor also hits theaters Nov. 16 for the final installment in the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn Part 2.

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