Taylor Lautner was attracted to nudity in Cuckoo
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 August 2014
Taylor Lautner was drawn to the BBC Three sitcom 'Cuckoo' because of the nudity, swearing and crude behaviour involved in the storylines
Taylor Lautner was "attracted" to 'Cuckoo' because of its nudity and swearing.
The 22-year-old hunk - who plays Dale 'Cuckoo' Ashbrick, Jr. in the BBC Three show - was drawn to the crude sitcom when he heard foul language, vomit and pooping in a bathtub would be involved.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "I knew you guys [the UK] could get away with much more than we can in the US but even so, I was shocked!
"That's one of the things that attracted me -- there are so many less restrictions than we deal with in America.
"The writers were getting away with lots. I was very surprised but it is one of the things that I enjoyed most."
Taylor's alter-ego turns out to be the son of Cuckoo (Andy Samberg), but after he is tragically killed in the Himalayas while taking part in a mountain trek, Dale is forced to move in with Cuckoo's reluctant in-laws Ken and Lorna (Greg Davis and Helen Baxendale).
Dale is the 'Twilight' actor's first comedy role and he admits he was initially worried about taking on such a humorous part, but settled in quite quickly.
He explained: "I wouldn't say I was confident about comedy at first but I wanted to give it a shot. I knew I would be surrounded by people who knew what they were doing so that would be a huge help -- and that's exactly how it turned out. I couldn't have been luckier."