Kellan Lutz on Auditioning for ‘Tarzan’

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Kellan Lutz goes all out for his auditions, including the one he did half-naked for Tarzan.

“When I auditioned, I wore my Conan wig, because I was testing for Conan the Barbarian at the time,” the Twilight star told Hollywood.com.  “So I had this wig that I made for that so I wore that and then I walked into the audition in my underwear.”

It was only after the audition that someone told him the film was going to be animated.  So his prized abs were of no use for the project.  Lutz recalled, “They’re like, ‘No can you actually slim down so you can fit in the [performance capture] suit.’”

Using the CG technology provided its own set of challenges for the actor.  “It’s kind of like acting in live theater, so you have to be expressive,” Lutz said.  “Normal acting, you can be somewhat expressionless, [but] that won’t register.  You have to be bigger.  You have to take your beats.  If I’m wrestling an alligator… ‘Grab the knife!’—STAB!  Versus like doing something so quick and fluid.  [It’s] like having 60 cameras at one time, so when you do a scene, you only do a scene twice because they have every angle.”

Tarzan is currently filming, and will be released sometime in 2013.

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