A Chat with Kellan Lutz…

After a light day of filming, Kellan Lutz who is playing Emmett Cullen in Twilight, met me for a casual chat. I was jotting down a few last-minute questions when Kellan entered the lobby of the hotel. It just took a smile and hug to calm my anxious nerves. It is one thing to do an interview over the phone or computer, but meeting face-to-face is a whole new can of worms to me. Kellan was in a great mood, it was just one more day until he was off to be with friends and family for the Easter weekend. We immediately sat down and started chatting about the Twilight Series! I was not sure how long I had Kellan for, and I wanted to get as many questions answered as possible. He confirmed that he has read all of the books, and really liked them. Kellan was not much of a reader growing up in North Dakota, but while filming Generation Kill in Africa last year he became a fan of John Grisham novels. He also read a book by John Eldredge called Wild at Heart: Discovering a Life of Passion, Freedom, and Adventure that he said, “Changed his perspective on life!” Being in Africa for several months filming took its toll on this family oriented guy, and when he was first offered the roll of Emmett he turned it down so that he could spend some time at home. It was about a month after filming Generation Kill that Kellan was encouraged to take another look at Twilight by his agent. I asked Kellan what his favorite scene in the Twilight Series is and he referred to a scene that was an outtake on Stephenie Meyer’s website. My guess is that he was referring to a piece cut from the original epilogue called Emmett and the Bear. When I asked Kellan what he believed Emmett’s role in his family was, he quickly responded, “Protector.” I agreed, and we discussed the strength and presence Emmett had in the confrontation with James, Laurent and Victoria. There were a few questions I asked Kellan about Emmett and Rosalie’s relationship, and how he saw it from Emmett’s perspective. These were done over email before I knew we would be meeting, so I will be posting them when our next podcast comes out about Rosalie and Emmett (Rosamett)! Since our podcasts are all about theories, I did ask for one from Kellan, but he kindly declined answering the question, since he already knows some stuff from the next book! We moved on to questions about filming in the Portland area, and Kellan says he loves being there. He is always looking up to the mountains, wishing he could be snowboarding. Kellan is very athletic and loves football, and has been boxing for five years! We talked a little about sports, but I was treading water to keep up…luckily my husband loves sports, I must be picking up ESPN subconsciously! Kellan’s nickname in his family is “Krazy Kellan,” he likes to try new things. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of his love for chemical engineering. Although, he took a detour into modeling and acting, Kellan still loves to try and figure out how things work. He would invent things, with one of his brothers that has similar interests, if he had the resources and time. Kellan said he was a mama’s boy growing up. His mother was not too excited about Kellan going to LA to pursue acting, but was, and is completely supportive. Kellan took his mother to the premiere of Stick It in 2006, and described her as looking “Beautiful!” I must have glanced at my watch five times, trying to figure out if I would have enough time to ask a few more questions about the sets and cast. Kellan reassured me that he had the time, and I proceeded. When I asked about his favorite things to film thus far, Kellan mentioned that he loved filming the fighting scenes and really enjoyed being in a rig doing stunts. There hasn’t been anything too hard for him to film, and his double has told him that he doesn’t have to do everything. Kellan’s double has even started doing some things for other cast members because Kellan likes to try everything. Twilight has a very young cast, and I asked how everyone is getting along. Kellan said that it is one of the best he has worked with. He really enjoys working with everyone. We discussed how every member of the Cullen family was important to the story and that it just wouldn’t be the same if one was left out. I was curious which role Kellan would enjoy playing other than Emmett, and he said he would enjoy the challenge of playing Edward. The emotional range of Edward appeals to Kellan, and it is the challenges that he looks for when choosing a role. The lobby was becoming a little rowdy at this point, and I was expecting to wrap up our conversation, when Kellan asked if I would like to walk to Starbucks and hang out a little more. (I was flattered and floored! Who knew I was such great company?) Having been in town for one day, I knew where to get my favorite green tea. As we walked up to the closest Starbucks we realized there was no where to sit, and opted to head to another location a few blocks away. I asked Kellan if he had any other interests, or if he did any volunteer work. He mentioned working with kids, and going on mission trips through his church. We wandered around downtown, and finally found a second Starbucks. Kellan was quite the gentleman treating me to my favorite drink. When the order came out wrong he tried the strange concoction, and actually enjoyed it! We got our drinks and headed outside to sit down, but it was raining. Across the street, there were some tables and chairs under the shelter of a building’s ledge, and we chose to hang out there. Kellan was so easygoing and we just talked about everything. His views on life are very mature, and we talked about his past and his passions. Kellan is very happy in his life. He enjoys living in California with his four roommates and his dog Kola. Kellan’s dog is a multi-colored, mixed breed, and he hates having to be away from him while filming. Kellan does want to be married one day, but knows that he wants to wait a few more years. He would love to have a little Kellan one day. Maybe even a Kellanette? Kellan said he looks forward to teaching his kids things, like throwing a football. After an hour and a half, Kellan and I started our walk back to the hotel. We talked a little about my experience from the previous day, when I was able to watch some of the filming. We also talked about how much Kellan was looking forward to being home for the weekend. When we arrived back in the lobby we asked a hotel employee to take our picture. Then I went out on a limb and asked if he would write a short note to my sister Kassie. Kellan took the time to write a note, and draw a little cartoon. We hugged goodbye, and I thanked him profusely for the opportunity to hang out!

Well, that is it! There are a few more Q&A that I am saving for our next podcast about Emmett and Rosalie! Check it out, along with the podcast about the trip to learn a little more about Kellan!

86 Comments to “A Chat with Kellan Lutz…”

  1. […] have also included a page of PICTURES from my adventures, as well as a write up of the CHAT I had with Kellan […]

  2. Seriouslywir says:

    Wow what a great experiance! lucky girl! I’d love to meet him!

  3. Jamie says:

    OMG Kallie!!! I can’t believe you didn’t tell us that you were going to Portland!!! I am so excited for you! Oh the moments you’ll spend daydreaming of the time you met Kellan Lutz! Luck girl!

  4. Nicole (from TM) says:

    Another cool post and experience. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!

  5. Kate says:

    Aw! He’s such a sweetie!

  6. Laura says:

    I’ll bet you never in your dreams even though this would happen huh? I’m so glad that you got this opportunity to spend time wtih Kellan talking about “Twilight”. That’s cool that he already knows some stuff from the next book; I wonder if it helps him with his characterization of Emmett? Can’t wait for the next podcast :)

  7. […] of the photographer Amy Howe. Also a very nice interview one lucky lady had with Kellan, read it here. And make sure to go to theatres on April 1 to watch Kellan in “Prom […]

  8. Roxanne says:

    omg! i would give anything to spend the day with kellan and jsut talk about life..i have so many questions already!!wow you are so lucky!!! im moving to L.A soon for acting and just like him im from a small town and my family is very imporant to me..my moms not to keen on me moving to l.a either.gosh i would love to talk to him about everything he seems to be very smart and very very friendly!

  9. Nina Lisa says:

    Wow. That is so awesome.
    How in the world did you set that up? Did you get invited to interview them because of this website?
    That is so very cool. Lucky you!
    Thanks for the interview info… it’s awesome!

  10. EMMETT-ROSALIE says:

    When will you post the interview about Emmett and Rosalie? you are so lucky Kellan is perfect for the role of Emmett (He’s hot too!!!!) u r so lucky. any plans on going back up?

  11. Amy says:

    Did you talk to him about Twilight Moms? I love to hear the actor’s feelings about this large group of non-teenage women who very often act like tween groupies when certain hot actors are mentioned. hehehe

  12. Alejandra says:

    Oh my freaking candy!! That sounds like such a great experience! He’s such the gentleman and I would’ve loved to meet him. It’s so great that he has these deep and emotional feelings; it helps us noncelebrities realize that through it all, we’re the same.

  13. Jo says:

    Loved the interview! It felt like I was there with you! As for the drink, it was probably a green tea latte. :)

  14. Siobhan says:

    aww he’s such a sweety!! it’s so surprising because of his appearance in all the other photos i’ve seen him in.

    you lucky, lucky girl!

    he sounds like a very cool and laid back kind of guy.

  15. Daylet says:

    Answer this for me please! Is Kellan a christian or what type of church does he attend?

    Thanks lots

  16. Sydney says:

    Wow, you are really lucky! I’m excited that he’s such a nice person. Thanks for getting all of this information for us! :)

    Sydney

  17. Kallie says:

    I’m flabbergasted! You are incredibly lucky!

  18. Selina says:

    Amazing. You are really lucky!

    I hope you had fun, which is what really matters.

  19. Beth says:

    I must say that he sounds incredibly fun to hang out with. He seem a lot like me when it comes to doing stunts! (I have always been the “dare devil” in the family.) He also seems like someone you would love to just chat with all day. Can’t WAIT to see him in the movie.

    thanx for all the updates,info., and pictures! :D

    ~Beth ^___^

  20. toni says:

    Oh WOW! He sure sounds like a nice guy. And a gentleman too! You’re so lucky! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  21. Demee' says:

    OMGosh u r so lucky. He is PERFECT. So sweet and down to earth not to mention GORGEOUS *sigh* I LOVE him. Great interview can’t wait to see the movie.

  22. Demee' says:

    Again I LOVE HIM :)

  23. Nicholette says:

    Wow. Who knew the guy playing Emmet Cullen actually read and liked the Twilight series. I just didn’t think that Kellan Lutz was the type of guy who read these books. Most of my guy pals think that the series has a very chic story. I do not know what made them say that. I’m a huge Twihard.

  24. Jenine says:

    wow!?!?! ♥♠♥

    Kellan sounds like a really cool guy….
    I woud luv 2 hang out with him for a day or 2….lol
    It must of been really fun and nerver racking,……..
    I cant wait to hear the podcast ….
    and get to hear his voice like he was really there..lol




    Thanks fof sharing you’r day with the KEllan lutz…

    -J3N!N3 ♥

  25. Stephania says:

    …….speechless……omg…..that must have been AWESOME! You are sooo lucky…..starbucks, raining and sitting down for like two hours alone!….If only i had the time……sigh….You must have had the time of your life and i have soo glad that you enjoyed it! Keep the podcast coming!
    A new twilight series theories fan,
    Stephania

  26. Anna says:

    Hi,
    Your SO Lucky man i wish i was u! meeting kellan would be so much fun he is hot and funny and sweet and strong as you can see in the article i think thats wut it is supposed to b called!

  27. Anna says:

    OMG! I would love to be you. I would just scream if i even got to sit in the same room with him. Who knew Kellan Lutz would really like those books. I thought all guys thought it was a chick story.
    thanks for sharing your day with Kellan Lutz
    -Anna

  28. Lanndis D. says:

    WOW that was cool I didn’t know anything about him! I’m glad he read the books so he could get a better feel for his character and even more pleased that he liked it! He’s really active too, that awsome!
    THX guys!

    P.S. modeling ROFL!

  29. mishona says:

    It’s questionable that Kellan Lutz has read any of the twilight saga. After all, it could be just another catch in promoting the movie, the book and himself, not that he needs to.. I mean if Kellan’s read it..that makes him 1,000, 000 times hotter to us girls (and guys).

    His face is a carbon copy of what a Greek God should have looked like. Fine sculpture.

    Your a lucky lady.

  30. Bailey says:

    hey Kellan!!! i love your pics!!! i cant wait to see teh movie! you are mine and my friends idol!!!!!

  31. Bailey says:

    you shouls so totally come to the opening of your movie my friend would flip!!!!!!!!!

  32. taylor says:

    AHHHH!!!!
    SOOOO jealous i am absolutely in LOVE with him!!!!!!!

    why cant he marry me in a few years??? lol

  33. rosie from team jakeward says:

    that is soooooooooooooooo AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    that is soooooooo cool that Kellan likes dogs and has one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (said with lots of enthusiasm)
    (hence the exclamation points)
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Alli says:

    awwwww……… Kellan’s so lovable……… LOL….. Kellanette…… I would absolutely LOVE to have an interview with Kellan Lutz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lucky, lucky lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. krysta says:

    I LOVE U KELLAN LUTZ!!!!!!!!!
    U R MY HERO AND THE BEST ACTOR EVER!!!
    U R MY IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. krysta says:

    U R SO ADORABLE KELLAN!!!
    SO LOVEABLE AND CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    IM UR NUMBER ONE FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. KRYSTA says:

    I RLY WISH THAT I COULD SPEND A DAY WITH HIM BECAUSE HE SOUNDS SO NICE!!!
    I AM ALSO JELOUS THAT U GOT TO INTERVEIW HIM!! UR SOO LUCKY!
    LOL
    AND NIKI REED IS THE LUCKEIST BECAUSE SHE GETS TO PLAY HIS WIFE OF A SORT ON TWILIGHT!!

  38. Ramona says:

    Good Morning,

    Well as a fellow Podcaster and movie reviewer I am very envious of all the interviews you have conducted as well as the great website for Twlight..

    I have heard a great deal about you ladies and hope that someday I have the opportunity to interview both of you :)

  39. Amanda says:

    I luuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv Kellan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s sooooooo cute! Damn, he’s got like a 10-pack!!!! He sounds like such a sweetie!! Although he may be a little too old for me. LOL :)

  40. Amanda says:

    I am ecstatic for the movie! I already have tickets for opening day!! We got the last tickets at the theater we’re going to. I can’t wait! P.S.- TEAM EMMETT

  41. jess says:

    OMG OMG OMG this is to nuff i soooooooooooooooo wihs that was me and i would happily have a little kellan or kellan with him

  42. dayna says:

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i luv kellan lutz sooooooooooooooooo much and u r sooooooooooooooo lucky, i would so have a mini kellan or kellanette with him coz he is like too hot a luv him sooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. ciara says:

    OMG HE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOTTTTTTTTTTTTT AND HE IS MINE AND HE LIKES THE RED SOX AND SO DO I AND HOLY CRAP HE IS HOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO BACK OFF WANNA BEES HE IS MINEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. codster says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG KELLAN LUTZ IS THE BEST
    U ARE THE AWSOMEIST PERSON FROM TWILIGHT AND URA OTHER MOVIES
    AND CAN U BREIF ME ON THE NEW MOVIE THAT WILL BE COMIN OUT IN 2010
    IF U CAN U HAVE ME AS A FIREND ON MY SPACE IM THE TWILIGHT NERD PERSON

  45. Rochelle says:

    Wow! what a very lucky experience…

    Well, i like that part..

    I really admire Kellan because he’s gentle and loving…

    Uhhhh… i’m jealous

  46. CullenCrazy17 says:

    omg u r soooo lucky…i would love to meet Kellen
    he seems like such a great down to earth guy from all the interviews ive seen with him!
    wish i couldve been there

  47. Dana says:

    awww so sweet was that letter, your teddy

  48. omg i want to marry him one day!!!!! he is so HOTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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