TWILIGHT star Taylor Lautner is hitting the gym in a desperate attempt to convince the movie's producers he should reprise his role in the forthcoming sequel.
Launter has yet to be signed to star in New Moon, due for release in 2009, reportedly because franchise bosses fear he's not strong enough for the role.
But the 18-year-old is desperate to keep the part of Jacob.
Lautner tells MTV News, "I have been working out. I've been working out since the day we finished filming Twilight. I just weighed myself and I've put on 19 pounds."
To sell himself further, Lautner adds he is "guaranteeing (New Moon director Chris) Weitz 10 more (pounds) by filming."
Fellow cast mate Ashley Greene is cheering him on saying, "We all love Taylor. He's such a sweet guy, and I think that he understands the part."