â€œThe Twilight Saga: New Moonâ€ star Taylor Lautner hosted â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ this weekend, joking about everything from his alleged romance with country singer Taylor Swift to the Team Jacob vs. Team Edward debate from the â€œTwilightâ€ series.
In his monologue, Lautner told the audience that rumors he is dating a country singer are not true, and addedÂ “Reba and I are just friends … with benefits,” with â€˜SNLâ€™ star Kenan Thompson dressed in the audience as country singer Reba McEntyre.Â
Lautner then mentioned he has gotten close to Swift this year.Â Â HeÂ joked aboutÂ howÂ he didnâ€™t defend Swift when Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards this past fall.Â Lautner was on stage to present the award.Â
So, Lautner showed the audience “what he really wanted to do that night.”Â In a re-enactment on stage with fake statues of Swift and West, Lautner showed off his impressive martial arts skills, and with a few flips and turns, ended up knocking off the head of the West statue.Â He then started to plant a kiss on the Swift statue, butÂ joked toÂ the audience his heart belonged to Reba.
Lautner showed off his comedic side with a skit where he dressed as a girl for a Team Edward vs. Team Jacob skit, which is a big debate amongst â€œTwilightâ€ fans.Â Although Lautner plays Jacob Black in the series, he went to the other side by portraying a teenage girl wearing a Team Edward t-shirt.Â He also made references to his much-talked-about abs (he bulked up for his role in â€œNew Moonâ€), including a funny line that if Jacobâ€™s abs are real, then the actor who plays Jacob should win an Oscar.Â
The evening also included a few holiday skits, in which Lautner awkwardly sang and dance withÂ a high schoolÂ show choir in a Christmas concertÂ (obviously referencing the popular show â€œGleeâ€); several references to the Tiger Woods scandal; and musical act Bon Jovi, who showed they still can rock after all of these years.