One college student did! Check out this article on Luke Sebbens, stand-in for Taylor Lautner in “Abduction”.
Senior Luke Sebbens was the stand-in for Taylor Lautner in the recently released movie, “Abduction.”
Although he will not be in the actual movie itself, his role as a stand-in was essential for the framing all of Lautner’s scenes.
“Whenever they’re lighting the scene, they [the actors] go back to their trailers and stand-ins acted out the scene for the directors,” said Sebbens. This helps the directors figure out how the scene should happen when the lighting and set were prepared for the actors.
Since he had to be on set for most of the entire movie, most of Sebbens’ summer was devoted to “Abduction.” He was on set for the entire duration. Shooting started July 12 and it ended sometime mid-September. Filming was everyday during the week and the hours varied.
“Some nights I only had to do two hours. The average was 16 hours a day,” Sebbens said.
In addition to the great contacts he made with Hollywood producers and actors, he had the opportunity to face a competitive audition field. Originally, he was just auditioning to be an extra; but out of about 2,000 candidates, he was chosen as one of three who were called back for the stand-in part.
“There were three other kids who got called back, and they chose me,” said Sebbens. Overall, Sebbens feels his time on set was a fantastic experience.
He hopes to pursue an acting career of his own, and really enjoyed learning from all of the great actors like Sigourney Weaver and Taylor Lautner.
Source: JCU News