Michael Copon On New Moon & Replacing Taylor

May 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Your favorite actor is back!  (Haha, I know how much you all loved his statements a few months ago).  This time Michael Copon talked to Reelz Channel about New Moon and how he didn’t get the part (Yay!  Um, I mean, that’s too bad… 🙂 )

“You may remember him — he’s the guy who was rumored to replace Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel New Moon.

I asked him if that was real or rumor, and he told me it was 100% true. It was a tense back-and-forth during casting, but we all know who got the role in the end. Copon told me he really, really wanted to get the role, but that he is happy for Lautner: “There are no hard feelings between Taylor and me — we are friends.”

He also said that he and Lautner have the same talent agent, which according to IMDb is Thor Bradwell from William Morris agency. While it was a win-win for Thor, Copon — now bitten buy the Twilight bug — will have to see New Moon in theaters like the rest of us mortals.”

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31 Comments to “Michael Copon On New Moon & Replacing Taylor”

  1. Samie says:

    HAHA! u can tell he is so jelouse!

  2. Laurie M. (TimeStand Still) says:

    Just goes to show how hard it can be to live the life of an actor. Think of how hard it would be if Taylor hadn’t got to keep the role he earned.

  3. Amanda says:

    this guy is such a loser, he can’t let it go!
    true, laurie, this does show how hard an actor’s life is. but really, part of being a good actor is letting go of the parts you didnt get and moving on. this just proves he prob not much of a good sport about it.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hes such a loser. He needs a life.

  5. Judith Akufo says:

    When your mainly known role is playing a male cheerleader in another painful remake of Bring It On, you don’t deserve any roles.

  6. Carly (Lautner) says:

    i hate this guy. lol

  7. Skye says:

    He’s so obviously jealous. lol

  8. Cherry Garcia says:

    jealous much? oh, well.

  9. scarlet says:

    I love Michael Copon, in my opinion he should got the role, but i’m not saying i don’t like taylor.
    i like taylor, but for the role i think michael C. should have gotten the role, he’s very talented himself,
    and of course he should be jealous, its a good character to play:] oh and michael been in way more movies than taylor.
    I still love TAYLOR!

  10. Luna Eclipse says:

    hahahahahaha! this is so……….. hahaha!

  11. Luna Eclipse says:

    i’m just so happy he didn’t get the part, you know? I don’t really care if he or taylor are good. I don’t want someone so ARROGANT playing my jacob.

  12. Carlyn =) says:

    u can tell he is jealous and im soooo glad he didnt get the part!!!

  13. Robby says:

    hahaha oh please, no matter what he says, my respect for him as an actor has diminished and will never resurface. I’ll never forget that ridiculous interview he had where he was boasting about himself and bashing taylor when he didn’t even get the part.

    *sighs with content and relief* boy am I glad he’s not in the movie.~ 😛

  14. Jena says:

    Huh?!?! I just can’t feel bad for the guy. Somehow, I can’t figure him and Taylor as friends, aquaintences maybe but friends, I doubt it.

  15. Shteff says:

    -_-‘ why insult him?
    he’s just another actor haha

  16. MoWiE says:

    Dude he was a @&*$%$^ power ranger he isn’t twilight material…taylor is so much better for the part!!!!! Thank god this guy didnt get it….. the movie wouldnt be the same

  17. lexi says:

    I can’t wait to see New Moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. lexi says:

    taylor is awesome i like mike but not for the part taylor plays

  19. Camille says:

    Copon totally sounds resentful and stiff. He is definitely upset he did not get the part!

  20. heather says:

    i hope taylor is in the next 2 movies as well for it would not be the same if they switch his role and replace him with someone else.

  21. Megan says:

    haha im so glad he didnt get the part. he doesnt look a thing like taylor (unlike STEPHEN STRAIT who they should totally slip in when jacob changes. mmhm then id be team jake instead of team jazz…) and he seems really full of himself. Stephen Strait wouldve been a better replacement – in my opinion – than this coupon fellow. lol if u misspell his name it says coupon. 🙂

  22. heather says:

    i/m glad taylor got the part… twilight just wouldn’t be the same if characters got switched. that gors not just for jacobs part but also for bellas, edwards, mike, and the cullens as well. i think and feel that the ones ehat did the first twilght should continue on and do all 4 movies… twilghlight just wouldn’t be the same if characters got switched !!!!( it would be like switching the role of harry potter with another actor just down right plain wrong!!!!)

  23. Kylie says:

    Ha Ha! That is wonderful he did not get the part. Taylor makes a great Jacob! Taylor rocks! Sorry Mike you are not good enough! Taylor should play in the rest of the movies too! (Team Jacob 4ever!)

  24. Quinn says:

    THIS SUCKS1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I WANT TAYLOR BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BOYCOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sorry i’m kind of crazy….

  25. Quinn says:

    Wait wait wait wait wait wait
    i misread

  26. Quinn, he’s not really replacing him… And Scarlet, while I respect your opinion, all I gotta say is QUALITY OVER QUANTITY!

    Ugh. Seriously. Get a life, Crapon. It’s over. It’s done with. You should have learned not to boast about a false rumor and to keep your story straight.

  27. Bea(FanOfTheMonth-March) says:

    taylor lautner is the best jacob ever!! and he;s……… gooooood looking!!!!!!!!!! but that guy is okay-ishhhhh

  28. LadyLambert says:

    Man I was hoping he would replace him. He is much hotter than Taylor Lautner, IMHO.

  29. Zaffry says:

    i hate this guy…..
    he shouldn’t replace taylor….
    he’s just so different with him…
    and he’s not really for the role…..
    I want taylor!!!

  30. kyra trapp says:

    Taylor is so much cuter than whats his name and taylor is the best jacob EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if he got replaced i wouldn’t of bought the movie SO HAPPY TAYLOR’S BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I HATE MICHAEL COPON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. EHMKEI says:

    Michael Copon thinks that Taylor was what?! “just walks around and smiles”? & isn’t the right size for the role? plus he see so much in Jacob Black that he feel like wasn’t brought in Twilight? Yeah right!!! Already saw New Moon twice, Tayor is the PERFECT Jacob Black.. I guess that part where Mr. Copon saw himself as Jacob is all part of a dream… You can wake up now! Rise and shine mrjacobwannabe! lol

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