A Jacob even I’d get it on with

Dear Twilight,

It’s been awhile since I considered another actor who could play Jacob. I never really cared about the drama way back when before Taylor had the job for New Moon for sure. Except that it was fun to see what other meat-head guido dudes wanted the role. I liked Taylor. He was a cute kid & I felt kinda bad that his job was up in the air for awhile.

Try and tell me you're not wowed

Then he proved everyone wrong & ate his little baggies filled with meat (< — read that and reminisce (ps there’s a video)) and wowed us with his abs. And despite his goofy smile & kinda little-boy voice, he is completely believable as Jacob. So much, in fact, that Mr. Choice thinks he’s “So much better than that Paddleston guy.”

I was never on Team Jacob. Not when I read the books, and definitely not after I saw Rob Pattinson as Edward. But a conversation with LTT-turned-Real Life Friends Lula  & CalliopeBlabs yesterday made me realized I could have been Team Jacob, if the right guy was playing him.

Let me introduce you to Caleb from Pretty Little Liars (Surprised? Did you think my obsession with teen things stopped at Twilight? Heck no! I watch this drama-mystery on ABC Family every week!)

He’s Hot:

He’s Native American I actually have no idea- but he looks it:

He could have been Jacob (He’s skinny, yes, but he could have easily bulked up. I think Taylor Lautner could’ve let him in on his ‘roids meat in baggies secret)

I could be your Jacob

What do you MEAN you didn't want to bang me? I'll let you pull my hair...

And if he was…. I would’ve been in a tricky place. I’m used to thinking Taylor is a cute Jacob and loving the chemistry between him & Bella, but that’s it. It’s not enough- it doesn’t make me question my allegiance to Edward. And I thought that’s because I was a “True twilight Fan” always dedicated to the REAL love of Bella’s life…. (Or something like that. I don’t actually sit around and think about my allegiance to the series too often, surprisingly) But.. it’s possible that I feel that way because, in the beginning I never read Jacob as the more attractive of the two characters. And then when the movie came out, Taylor didn’t change my mind. But what if someone had? What if CALEB (oh yeah- his real name is Tyler Blackburn) was Jacob & I was JUST as attracted to him as I was Edward? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN THEN??? WOULD THE WORLD END? WOULD STEPHENIE MEYER CRY? WOULD I WEAR A TEAM JACOB SHIRT TO BED INSTEAD OF MY TEAM EDWARD SHIRT? WHAT WOULD ROBSTEN DO? WOULD THEY BE UPSET WITH ME?

Okay I'm shirtless now... let the rescuing commence

I don’t know- but I know that instead of laughing when Jacob rips off his shirt anytime he gets mad or rescues Bella happens I’d drool instead. And I wouldn’t cover my face during this scenes when Jacob kisses Bella & would instead stand up & cheer in the audience. And possibly throw my panties at the screen. That depends on if I brought a flask to the movies that day. Ya know….

I guess I have to confess:

Hi, I’m UC. I’m Team Edward, but only because I’m not really attracted to Jacob, because he’s a lot younger than me and has really white teeth. But if he was a different guy, I’d probably be Team Jacob. Or Team Both. Or Team Confused. Thank you for listening.

Love,
UnintendedChoice

Watch this & try to tell me you don’t see the potential: (stupid You tube wouldn’t let me embed the original but you get the point. Hot)

Does this surprise you? Have you thought of another guy that might have worked as Jacob? And does that change how you FEEL about him? ALSO, is it possible I need to read the books again to be better reminded why I’m Team Edward since the movies try to confuse us in thinking Bella actually considered Jake for one second??

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  • superhumanmoron

    All I know is that that guy and also the girl in the shower are both former Days of Our Lives actors.  I’m pathetic.

    • Anonymous

      Oh yeah! He played Ian didn’t he? Um, not that I know that or anything.

      • superhumanmoron

        Yeah, he was supposed to be some nerdy computer guy.  Right.

  • ChillinWithCullens

    Blasphemy.

  • Laurel

    I still wonder who I would have cast as Edward; know, I know, er’y body else loves the Rob. He just isn’t who I’d cast. I actually thought Jake was pretty much deadnuts accurate to how I pictured him. Regardless, I’m pretty sure they couldn’t make me team Jacob no matter what sort of eye candy they put on screen.

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap that kid’s cute! I would “accidentally” have to be in the shower with him, too! Except not until he was 18, I guess? Still. Damn.

    Anyway, I was never Team Jacob because he was too young, even in the books. I have only dated one high school kid in my entire life; I started dating a senior my sophomore year and never went back. (omg I just realized I was jailbait! Neat!) So, even relating to Bella in my high school girl mind, Jacob has never really appealed to me.

    BookJacob ended up being an annoying teenager, fun to have around but not boyfriend material. Ugh especially when we delightfully get to hear direct from his testosterone fueled head in BD–gah!

    And then along came Taylor. Adorable in his own right, but young. And not sexy, like that dude. Damn, I might have to start watching that show–is he on it a lot? I appreciate the abs on an aesthetic level, but I am more of a skinny musician/skater kid kind of girl. Like Rob. Like that kid up there. In the shower. I think I will go watch that again. ;)

    • ladyofthemeadow

      At the risk of being contrary, I admit I liked book Jacob a lot. His sunny personality was a nice foil for Edward’s controlling nature. I’m steeling myself for the thumbs downers for this comment.

      Rob won me over onscreen though.

      Taylor appealed to me only if I teleported myself back to being a teenager myself. Then he’s right up my alley. Or hopefully down my… oh, forget it, you know what I mean.

      NutSlut, between me and you, we can divide the men of this world up. You like the skinny musician/skater kid, and I like the bulked-up meatpatty-eating type. Isn’t it nice that we won’t ever fight over men?!

      • Anonymous

        we make a good team, you and I. lock up your sons!

        • Anonymous

          wait. Edward wasn’t controlling, he was a 100+ year old who had no idea how to be in a relationship. Ooohhhh don’t get me started on my Way Too Involved Thesis on Vampires Being Held To Human Standards! :)

          • ladyofthemeadow

            I bet someone’s doing a Ph.D. thesis on this topic at some third-rate school at this very moment. We could be significant contributors and get credited in the introductory remarks. Or maybe we should turn our own LTT/LTR expertise into a dissertation and get a Ph.D. from some mail-order school. Easiest Ph.D. ever.  Imagine, Dr. Ladyofthemeadow or Dr. MarbleNutSlut.

          • Anonymous

            i am so into this plan :)

          • TeamSeth

            Paging Dr. Slut! Dr. Slut you’re needed in Neurology.

          • Anonymous

            Guaranteed job at Seattle Grace. (Hey there, Grey’s Anatomy fans!)

          • Anonymous

            McDreamy, McSteamy and McSlutty! I like it :)

      • Anonymous

        Psst, Meadow! There’s no thumbsdown over here…and apparently not on LTR either. So say/blame whatever, whoever you want. We should take full advantage of this ;)

  • Anonymous

    I’ve neer understood why you and Moon weren’t both team book Jacob, he’s such a sacarastic smart ass, just like you!  That’s the main reason I love book Jacob, he’s funny.  Edward’s so serious (means boring).
     
    Taylor was the perfect movie Jacob!  I’ve never considered another.  When I saw this Tyler guy, I did immediately think he’d make a great Gale in Hunger Games.  I haven’t come to terms with the blonde guy they cast yet.

    • http://letterstotwilight.com UnintendedChoice

      i DO love book Jake’s sarcasm, that’s true…. But Edward has my heart. I mean neck

  • Lula

    I stand by my original statement:

    Had Tyler Blackburn been Jacob I would have TOTALLY understood Bella’s Eclipse quandary.  And known him–in the Biblical sense–in that tent.  I mean…for real.

    I also love UC and CalliopeBlabs and how we fangirled over this dude via the Twitters.  We rule.  Especially UC, who isn’t afraid to admit to longing to throw her panties at the screen.  But not at TayTay.  Or his meat patties. 

    p.s.  Superhumanmoron is correct.  Like sands through the hourglass…

    • Anonymous

      are you saying if this kid had been cast, there would be no RobSten? Because: Totally. KStew would hit that, and have been like, “Rob, can you stand outside this tent and make sure no one else comes in for like, an hour or so? Thanks, buddy.”

  • Nelle

    Um -m. Wow.

  • Nelle

    Um -m. Wow.

    • http://letterstotwilight.com UnintendedChoice

      does that mean you think he’s cute? Or can’t believe I’d consider replacing the meat-patty lover?

      • Nelle

        Sorry- I wasn’t clear. I think he’s adorable and would have made a great Jacob! Plus I guess I can’t believe you’d think of replacing Taylor. I guess it’s this- I could only think of replacing Taylor if I could unsee him! He seemed so perfect at the time!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, it could have been different. If I had read the books before the movies were made, I could have had tingles for Jacob. But then I wouldn’t have been picturing Rob as Edward while reading. So……I’ll take it as it happened.

  • Anonymous

    JJeez, you would think I’d be safe from pretty little liars spoilers on LTT. I’m only on season 1 episode 11 UC! (Okay, so it wasn’t really a spoiler) Right now the most attractive guy is the teacher, which is fine for me as a college student, almost grad, but in the show it is SO wrong.
    Also, I solve all the team Jacob/Edward quandaries by qualifying: I’m team Edward so I can have Jacob. And Taylor is fine by me.

    • http://letterstotwilight.com UnintendedChoice

      hahaha oops- PLL spoilers ahead!

      And that “teacher” is named Ezra, Kitkat.. don’t forget it. Don’t worry- he just gets dreamier….

      • Anonymous

        Excellent… I look forward to it!

  • TeamSeth

    Surprised about you thinking another guy should’ve played Jake?  Nope, not in the least.

    Surprised you don’t actually sit around and think about your allegiance on a daily, sometimes more than once a day, basis?  You betcha!  What kind of fan ARE you?!

    • Anonymous

      I know. that was such a pack of lies. LIES!

  • chochang

    but I don’t think Caleb, i mean Tyler (!) would’ve had the same chemistry with Stew as he does with Ashley (Hanna). i’m picturing it right now and blurgh. although.. Tyler would’ve been a nice pick for Jacob if they cast another actress as Bella. (*ducks and runs away from Krisbians*) i believe the actress who plays Aria, Lucy Hale, was once considered. Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) auditioned for the role as well.. gosh, when i think of what could’ve been..

    p.s. take a look at this pic (http://tinyurl.com/3clost4). very Edward and Bella 2.0, isn’t it? gah.

    • chochang

      lemme fix that link. here: http://tinyurl.com/3clost4

      • TeamSeth

        Whoa. That’s serious creepy 2.0 action.

  • Stacey

    Oh right…Jacob. I found book Jacob amusing in Breaking Dawn. All those countless hours of patroling and throwing bowls at Rosalie’s head. Good times! But no really, I thought Jacob was as much as a bully to Bella as Edward. I just found Edward more appealing. Which is odd with all his creepy peeping tom issues.

    Here’s my issue with Taylor. First, he’s young. Sure, he’s outgrown jailbait. But in terms of age, I could have been his unwed teenage mother. (Because, I was like 15 or 16 when he was born. Oh no! I feel old.) Unlike, with Rob where the age gap is far less inappropriate. (Just like Somerhalder going out with Nina.  He’s 33, she’s 22. We would be more older siblings, to Nina and Rob.) It just makes more sense. I have given THIS way too miuch thought.

    • Anonymous

      Yes dear, you have :)

  • Anonymous

    Okay, so I see the “Twill” work clothing collection ad to the right. Did
    they decide to advertise on LTT because they searched “Twill” and ended
    up with endless “Tweed” posts on LTT? They should have made it the
    tweed collection, or at least called it that in the ad, and stuck a pair
    of reading glasses on the dude. Maybe thrown in a velvet collar on the
    shirt.

    • TeamSeth

      Thank you for this… I’d forgotten the word “twill” existed.  I used to use it to describe twill, but then the rampant use of tweed just, well, overtook it.

  • cosi bella

     “because he’s a lot younger than me and has really white teeth.”
    OMG that made me laugh.  can’t argue with you there.  It’s true – Taylor really does have really really white teeth.

    Actually I think more people prefer movie Jacob/Taylor to movie Edward/Rob.  8 Million vs 1 Million fans on facebook being my evidence.

    Guess Taylor’s Jacob just didn’t ring your bell.  But this other dude might have hit the spot huh?   Each to their own. 

    I too am picky about who I drool over.  Taylor as a person – nope – a tad effeminate and goody 2 shoes me thinks –  But angsty muscly movie Taylor? What’s that word again? Oh yeah….UNF!

  • GeminiGypsy

    So, I saw HP 7 pt. 2 yesterday night, and I saw a trailer for “Abduction”. First I thought it was an ad for Breaking Dawn, and then I was like, “Wait, his name is Jake not Nathan, and Stephenie doesn’t mention him playing basketball”. And then my friends and I made some ab jokes. Have you seen this trailer? I think it looks like a corny movie, but what do you all think?

    • Anonymous

      I saw that trailer when I went to see Super 8. I was really hoping to see BD trailer, so when I saw Taylor I got excited for a hot second too. I don’t think I am the audience they are looking to target that that movie. I’m sure it will do fine though.
      Heyyyyy, I’m going to see HP this weekend, I’ve got another chance to sit and be aware of my facial expressions if the BD trailer comes on!

      • TeamSeth

        How was Super 8?

        • Anonymous

          It delivered what I expected, and I enjoyed it. Elle Fanning was quite good.

        • Anonymous

          I loved it. It was sort of like Goonies but with aliens instead of pirates. If you see it, be sure to stay during the credits!

    • Anonymous

      NOOOOO! I lived in hopes of seeing the Abduction trailer with HP 7 (okay, I actually lived to see HP7, but it would have been a nice bonus). How could I have been so cheated? Tomorrow = HP 7 at a different theater, so the hope lives on! And yes, does look slightly cheesy, but… it’s Taylor! (mildly obsessed, you can all come to the wedding)

      • Anonymous

        We got the BD trailer and the snark that came from the audience….there may have been some kind of mutiny if it had been Abduction trailer.

    • Anonymous

      I too saw it at my HP 7.2 viewing and my brother and other people I didn’t know around me, emitted an audible groan when it first came on because they all (ironically) recognized Taylor and thought it was for BD. This brought out the big-sisterly feelings I have for Taylor, and so I quickly spoke up to defend him and said “This is not for Twilight, it’s something else, geeze!” to which my brother responded with an “Oh, ok” and proceeded to pay attention to the preview.

      It does look sort of dumb, but also like it could be an entertaining action flick. AND Mr. Lautner gets to display his mad karate skillz in it, which might help in earning him some “man points” from viewers to offset his affiliation with Twilight. I can’t help but feel a little proud of him for that. Stupid anti-Twi people and their prejudices. I have a letter in the works regarding that btw.

  • Anonymous

    in the beginning I never read Edward as the more attractive of the two characters. And then when the movie came out, Rob didn’t change my mind. But what if someone had? OMG! Would it be possible?
    Thanks UC. Now instead of getting work done today I will be searching the internet for an actor who could have possibly swayed me to wanting to get it on with Edward instead of just happily getting along with him.

  • sw_twi_fan

    I like Taylor, but no matter who plays Jacob, I will never be on Team Jacob, not even for Nessie.  I only liked him in the book and movie pre-transformation.  He seemed bitter becoming a werewolf.  If he’d been more like Seth, easy-going, then I think it would be a harder decision for me to pick a team.

  • Faith

    I love Caleb so I’m with you.  Had Caleb been Jacob…I would be one very confused lady.  Jacob’s like a little brother to me or the annoying neighbor kid that ALWAYS shows up at your parties uninvited but his smile is so adorable that you can’t tell him to put your cat down or stop organizing your underwear drawer.  Wait…what?  Point, yes, Caleb as Jacob = fantastic.

  • Anonymous

    First : I just want to say that I spend to much time on this site instead of working (but I’m freelance so I can do what I want), but it’s only because girls you are so funny that sometimes my stomach hurt of laughing. And I can’t resist people who make me laugh.

    Second : I love Caleb, I drowl everytime I see him on screen, I was so angry at Hanna when she didn’t want to take him back but thank Lord the girl came to her senses.

    Third : I love Jacob, I was Team Jacob when I read the book and watched the movies. Now I’m team switzerland. I love Rob, I kinda like Edward (he’s kinda creepy but he’s a vampire and technically vampire are creepy so…). 
    Taylor…well first he is young and too hollywood for me,too blah.. and true his teeth are too white, second I have the weird vibe that in 5 or 100 years he’s gonna come out of the closet. 
    So even if Taylor plays a good and believable Jacob, Caleb would have been dynamite like “who is Edward again ?” like “I-don’t-care-if-you’re-in-that-tent-too-but-I-want-him-to-do-more-than- just-stay-close-to-me-to-warm-me-up-he-can-warm-me-up-from-the inside”. 
    and something that bothers me is the fact that Taylor is small and Jacob is a giant : where Jacob would juste have to stay there like an Alcide and let his body presence talks, Taylor has to puff and huff to show that he doesn’t agree….Ahhh Alcide…I mean Joe Manigello…so hot…but I disgress…
    I’ve got a thing for Native people (hence my attraction to Jacob and the wolf pack) so anybody tall, muscular and boyish could have make a perfect Jacob.

    But girls think about it, Taylor’s got that “boy-with-white-teeth-clean-on-him” factor that will make the impregnation less creepy, think about a Caleb or an Alcide impregnating (no i’m not gonna say fall in love with a baby that’s so disgusting) on Nessie ? 
    Wow…just the thought…IT IS SO WRONG ! So yeah considering the mess that is Breaking Dawn (I love BD it’s my fave book but maybe it’s because I’m paradoxal) Taylor is a great Jacob.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for making imprinting seem less creepy! Impregnating…much more creepy ;)

      • Anonymous

        muaaahh lool sorry for the word it’s just that in french it’s called impregnation and not imprinting I mixed language

        • Anonymous

          So impregnating doesn’t mean getting her pregnant like it does in english? (see, creepy)

          • Anonymous

            No (omg its getting better and better lol) it means impriting, we say getting her pregnant that’s all lol but now I get how you and all english speaking people got my message lol (which is a little bit true, cos i’m sure if SM was to write about them Nessie will get pregnant by the time she hit 7 – at least in my fanfiction she can’t get pregnant)
            I so want more WTH?! moments from that saga

          • Anonymous

            haha! It’s like how in spanish “pregnant” is “embarazada”…there is that apocryphal story of how a woman trips, gets embarrassed, and says, “Oh! Soy muy embarazada!”

            ah, language. You are funny.

  • Anonymous

    OH Epiphany Jacob should have been played by a Jason Momoa younger version !!! i’m sure UC you would be writing letterstoJacob instead of that Patterson guy

  • operarose

    I arrived late to this post but need to defend Taylor!

    I actually think Taylor was a highlight of the movies. Bear with me for a moment. I’m being completely serious. In New Moon in particular, I really think he delivered as close as possible to the version of Jacob that I had in my head when reading the book. Yes, he has a sweetness and innocence about him, but so would any 16 year old kid. His physique – thanks to the meat patties and who knows what else – was pretty close to what Jacob’s would have been (and again, he’s only 16! geez). The sense of purpose, sometimes over-wrought intensity and naive passion he flung into the role was actually very Jacobesque. And who didn’t absolutely feel their heart melting for him in that movie theater scene? New Moon is my favourite Twilight movie thanks to him.

    As for the other movies, in Twilight, he had a small role, and in Eclipse, there was something missing…I’m not sure what. Maybe chemistry during the Bella/Jacob kiss was the biggest thing missing. (Whereas it had been there in NM and even Twi). It might not have even been his fault for that. (I’m blaming KStew. She was too hung up on Robward that she forgot to fake some passion for her friendly kid-brother type Taylor.) But at least in the movie where he really counted – New Moon – he did a stellar job. I cannot imagine anyone else being able to bring what he did to the role.

    If we really want to complain about casting, I’d have a few suggestions for alternative Edwards and Bellas. Just saying. Sorry. Thumbsdown away – oh wait – good thing you can’t. ;)

    • ladyofthemeadow

      I’m so glad you’ve opened the door to the closet, because now I can come out. I love Taylor. I love Jacob. Haha! no one can thumbs down me!! When my kids were little they used to say, “Nah nah-nah boo-boo!”

      Taylor looks just like I imagined him in the books. I was Team Jake all through the books because Jacob was a happier, more likeable, passionate kind of guy and I just didn’t get the whole instant-attraction thing between Edward and Bella (Rob onscreen changed my mind on that). I was so rooting for that kiss in the kitchen, which would have been so much better if KStew didn’t portray Bella so coldly. I
      agree, she didn’t even attempt to fake some passion. The tent scene was gah! too frustrating for words. I loved when  Jacob tries to hold her hand at the movie. I wanted more to happen (physically and emotionally) between the characters so Bella could make a more informed decision about Edward v. Jacob. Might not have been PG-13 though.

      • operarose

        I liked Jacob throughout the books because he’s more of the type who I’d choose in RL. Edward and Bella were made for each other and all that, but I got the most attached to Jacob.

    • Anonymous

      Despite being “team Edward”, that bothered me to no end in Eclipse. We know it wasn’t ever a choice, Bella was never going to pick Jacob, but the way they glossed over the aftermath of the big Bella Jacob kiss. WTF. Forget all the zombie vampire fighting, again, we all know what happens. We want to see passion and emotion as the love triangle that has been built up for hundreds of pages crumbles apart. Tweed skirt off now…..

      • ladyofthemeadow

        Yeah, the big kisses didn’t get dealt with enough. The mountaintop kiss: Edward kind of glosses over it. Bella doesn’t appear to be contrite or guilty. If I had kissed another guy, DH and I would NOT be acting like that!

        • Anonymous

          Do they think we don’t remember the “Bella Needs To Be Medicated” full night freak out? (DRA-MA)

          I would have loved to see KStew just smashing shit in her room, and Rob cowering on her purple bed with a terrified look and Carlisle’s home pharmacy on speed dial.

          • Anonymous

            Right. And we’ve all had those all night freak outs over something or another.

          • operarose

            Can I like this x2? So true that Bella had drama and hello she’s a 17 year old girl. Of course there had to be emotion, confusion, drama….not just blinkety blinks.

          • Anonymous

            Blinkety blinks….hahahha!

        • Anonymous

          I can kind of buy that a 100 year old might be over the drama, and be like “okay Bella, you kissed Jacob, don’t beat yourself up over it, and for goodness sake there is a battle to the death happening as we speak so cut the melodrama will you? Now pass me a Werthers.”
          The part that bugged me (apart from the big difference to how it was dealt with in the book, and the fact that they didn’t do a flash forward to J and B sitting on the porch watching their black haired children play), was how it was weird in the flow of the movie. Like I said, they spend so long building it up, with missed kisses and Jacobs passion, and the Bella’s like “I kissed him, I realized I love him. Meh. Moving on.”

        • Anonymous

          And to compare to a real and personal situation: granted it wasn’t as epic a situation as seen in a teenage love triangle. More to do with the drunken shenanigans of 20 year olds, when I kissed another man, my then boyfriend now husband didn’t act like that either. He was sad and mad and hurt the next day, and then used it against me from time to time for the next year or so. That would have been totally hilarious if we got to see Edward bringing up the kiss with Bella and bugging her.

          • Anonymous

            “you can have puppies for all I care…you seemed to like it last time!” hahahahha!

          • Anonymous

            WIN!

      • operarose

        Yep – you don’t need to be on a specific team to agree that the scene in the movie didn’t reach the epicness it should have based on the book.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iNoy11YH1pbU7a.P7bdoq54i3FINJ.8k#6f742 pattygirl

    What urge me to buy the twilight novel…twilght the 1st movie like most people and than  edward and bella love story. Jacob meeeeh

    TL  potrayal makes the twilight sequel into a laughing joke and a parody. TL was a hollywood made up indian, I prefer the natural native indian in twilght/dances with wolves

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