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Kellan Lutz: 'By No Means Do I Want to Be a Piece of Meat for the Rest of My Career'


For the record:

"It's funny when you get asked to do a talk show, and then they follow it up with requesting you take your shirt off...It's nice to be one of the guys that can help sell a movie by taking his shirt off. By no means do I want to be a piece of meat for the rest of my career."

But for now, at least, let's do it.

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  1. Once in a while one comes across a funny statement with honesty. This is one of them. He looks good, but I won't be going to a movie theater to see him shirtless. I have begun thinking there must be sth wrong with my taste of men. These guys just lack that sth.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Sep 1, 2010 11:03:34 AM

  2. Too bad you will forever be just that, Kellan.

    Posted by: lawl | Sep 1, 2010 11:07:00 AM

  3. Stop doing photoshoots where you are working out or nude. Move out of Los Angeles. Stop taking movie roles where your main ticket audience is teenage girls. How hard is this??

    Posted by: Shawn | Sep 1, 2010 11:13:12 AM

  4. I long for his Hamlet!

    Posted by: Styleguy | Sep 1, 2010 11:21:42 AM

  5. Matt26

    There is nothing wrong with your taste in men. It's your taste. If it doesn't lean toward the pre-packaged, plucked and primped pretties that are marketed to teenage girls, reality show audiences and most gay men, so much the better.

    Maybe that something that is missing is intelligence, or chest hair, or a face that doesn't look like a mannish woman in the wrong light.

    Posted by: Christopher | Sep 1, 2010 11:23:44 AM

  6. Christopher - thank you.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Sep 1, 2010 11:33:19 AM

  7. If I looked that like I would never put a shirt ON. Why do the beautiful people always complain about it. Sheesh.

    Posted by: Jimmy | Sep 1, 2010 12:23:15 PM

  8. Since we are all in fantasy land anyway: for me he's not the total package. He's too close to being bald, and he has pretty much no personality. If I wanted airhead (meant in a nice way), I'd go for a brooding Ryan Phillipe. Has anyone since the new DNA magazine?

    Posted by: chad | Sep 1, 2010 12:37:08 PM

  9. He's being honest, but he's not apologetic about exploiting the fact that people WANT him to take his shirt off ... and more importantly, he's not feigning righteous indignation by declaring that he won't be taking his shirt off anymore. (And I've nothing against Chris Evans for doing that, but come on, what's the big deal?)

    There's nothing wrong with Lutz wanting to become more than a piece of meat to the industry. Evidently he's smart enough to realize that there will come a day in the not-too-distant future when he'll no longer be one of the prettiest pieces of meat in the room.

    Posted by: sparks | Sep 1, 2010 12:40:29 PM

  10. "he's too close to being bald"

    seldom has so little said so much

    Posted by: Christopher | Sep 1, 2010 12:46:10 PM

  11. Part of me wants to say something snarky like: "Quit and take your Twilight money to fund your PhD studies in Molecular Physics at MIT, why dontcha?"...

    ...and part of me wonders: "why not start doing theatre in NYC while studying film at NYU? Or do indie films from now on? Or start by directing say commercials and music videos?"

    The path is pretty clear - I wonder why all these silly film stars act 'surprised' that the one thing that got them fame and fortune in the first place is the one thing that everyone knows them for, the one thing that everyone relates to them with, and the one thing that anyone will ask for....?

    You'd think that their agent would have prepped them on this at some point....

    Posted by: Terrance | Sep 1, 2010 1:55:48 PM

  12. whatever i love him !

    Posted by: tola | Sep 1, 2010 1:59:54 PM

  13. You can't have it both ways, dude. If you want NOT to be a hunk o' meat, then don't be.

    Ever heard of typecasting...

    Posted by: lewlew | Sep 1, 2010 4:15:59 PM

  14. "Too close to being bald"?! Yikes! Kellan will not be a pretty boy for ever but for now he should use his looks- he can always get acting lessons or invest his money wisely.

    Posted by: jaragon | Sep 1, 2010 5:32:50 PM

  15. Oh, tragedy! This is the saddest thing ever.

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 1, 2010 5:43:19 PM

  16. Hey, even Marilyn Monroe strove to be taken seriously. She knew (and Lutz probably knows) that the clock is always ticking on the beauty of one's youth. I hope his ending is happier than hers was.

    Posted by: Garrett | Sep 1, 2010 7:21:38 PM

  17. 'By No Means Do I Want to Be a Piece of Meat for the Rest of My Career'

    Huh! Too late.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Sep 1, 2010 7:57:58 PM

  18. But he's so good at it!

    Posted by: james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge | Sep 1, 2010 8:41:29 PM

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