Oooh, casting drama is the best kind of drama. It’s so cut-throat and heartless!
Apparently Twilight producers still don’t think that cutie pie Taylor Lautner is right for the role of Jacob in New Moon, and it’s looking more and more likely that the role will go to 26-year-old Michael Copon, whose list of credentials include a role in Scorpion King 2 and looking vaguely ethnic. He also has a body type that I like to refer to as “douchebag buff.”
A representative for Copon says they’re making a full effort to land the high-profile gig. And the actor has even recently updated his Facebook status with messages like: “Michael Copon [is] in a Twilight Zone!” and “Michael Copon is the older Jacob Black!” Wow. I hate him already. I think Taylor is adorable and I don’t think they should replace him.
Michael “Douchebag” Copon is pictured above at an event in November. I have no idea who those girls are, and neither does the photo agency. I hope they’re his sisters. Because otherwise I’m really embarrassed for him.
Update: Thanks to commenter Diana for pointing out that this douche was once a Power Ranger.