“Sex and The City” star Kristin Davis, who worked with a young Taylor Lautner in 2005’s “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D,” says she feels “protective” over the “Twilight Saga” star and is still adjusting to his newfound heartthrob status.
“Oh, the youngster! He was the Sharkboy, and I played the mother of the other kid who imagined Sharkboy and Lavagirl in Robert Rodriguez’s movie, and I met him down in Texas. He was a kid,” Kristin recently told MTV News about her former co-star. “He was a kid and he didn’t have those muscles, and I don’t know what happened. I see these pictures [now and] I can’t believe it.”
Kristin said that even as a young actor, Taylor was a class act.
“He’s a great kid and he works really, really, really hard and he had a great professional ethic when I worked with him,” she continued. “[He was] nothing of those negative things that you think of with child actors. So for anyone to be succeeding, I’m happy for him.”
But the “Sex” star is still getting used to thinking about Taylor as a sex symbol.
“I feel protective, like what is he doing without his shirt on?” she said. “And then I hear he’s dating people and I’m like, ‘Ahh!’”
Kristen explained that she still has yet to see “Twilight,” but plans to catch up on the vampire craze.
“I want to see it. I’m behind. I’ll just need to do deep breathing. You know, they grow up so fast,” she joked. “But I’m really happy for him, and he is adorable.”