Taylor Lautner didn’t just go back to December on Monday—he went back to 2009!
The actor joined his Scream Queens co-stars Lea Michele and John Stamos for a Facebook Live Q&A as part of the Fox TCA presentation. After discussing the second season (and Fuller House, of course), Stamos told Michele, “I exposed who Taylor dated earlier in one of the interviews.”
“You mean in life or on the show?” she asked. “Who’d you date in life?”
Blushing, Lautner replied, “I don’t know.”
“He dated quite a few girls,” Stamos said. “There was a list. Right, Taylor?”
Michele joked, “I need to catch up.”
“Um…I mean…yeah, I’ve dated some people,” Lautner confessed.
“You dated Taylor Swift ,” Michele told her flustered co-star. “I remember that.”
“That’s hilarious,” Lautner said.
But Michele was just getting started. Lautner and Swift dated briefly after they played love interests in the ensemble rom-com Valentine’s Day. “Should we talk about it?” she teased.
“No!” Lautner said. “I don’t know why you guys want to talk about it.”
“Didn’t she write a song about you?” Michele asked.
“That’s what she does,” Lautner replied. “She writes songs.”
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Meet this year’s beautiful Naked cover star: Singing, spinning Lea Michele
Waiting for our cover star to arrive at a huge hangar-like photography studio in Los Angeles, the crew are feeling slightly nervous.
The set builder is still painting his props, the fixer is worrying about when breakfast will arrive and the stylist has an arsenal of ‘modesty protectors’, including nude thongs and nipple stickers.
The publicist says the room is too cold, that her client will need to eat first, that she’ll have to stop for breaks. Then, bang on time, at 9.30am, a petite woman, with wet hair smelling of coconut, quietly slips in, smiling and shaking hands with everyone.
Her one request? ‘Music that makes you want to have sex,’ as she goes off – with a cackle – to make herself two slices of toast and avocado in the kitchen.
Two hours later, Lea Michele is prancing around the set, bouncing up every so often to check the pictures on the monitor. ‘That body’s banging,’ she says unashamedly, looking at herself on screen.
Being naked ‘isn’t really an issue for me’, she says later when we sit down to talk.
Partly because she’s always felt comfortable in her body, but also in the last year she has been working out. A lot.
‘When I left Glee [the hit musical-comedy drama that was made for teens but became the secret guilty pleasure for adults too], I needed something to replace all the dancing about I was doing,’ she says.
‘Right now, I feel physically in my best shape and emotionally in my best place.’
But instead of a personal trainer (‘I don’t feel I need the motivation’), she goes to SoulCycle, the US-based cult spinning class, every other day near her home in Brentwood, LA.
I tell her that I huddled at the back of my first ever SoulCycle class that morning and witnessed the instructor talking about the power of prayer and whipping the crowd into a frenetic state of higher being – all at 6am in a darkened spin studio.
She senses my British reserve. ‘Initially I didn’t think that I would get into all that either.
But let me tell you, I’m now in the front row singing and clapping along. I’m not the kind of person who would go to the gym.
For me, working out has to be good for my mind too, and when I leave, the endorphins are buzzing, I’m glowing and I feel like I can take on the world.’
Fueling it all is a disciplined but not punishing attitude to food.
‘I keep my home almost completely gluten free and vegan, which I think is important because when you reach for a snack at home, then you’re getting something healthy,’ she says.
Which means she feels comfortable to go out and splurge when she chooses, whether that’s a gourmet burger (when she does eat meat it’s a ‘conscious choice’) or the three slices of pizza and dough balls she had last night.
There’s one overriding rule though – no fast food. ‘When I say
I splurge – that’s pizza, mac and cheese, pasta; it’s not McDonald’s. Look everyone can do whatever they want, this is just what I do.’
… TO READ THE REST OF LEA’S ARTICLE WITH WOMEN’S HEALTH PICK UP THE SEPTEMBER NAKED ISSUE, ON SALE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3RD
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