CHOC Children’s Hospital was thrilled to have Kellan Lutz in studio to talk about his most recent projects and spend time with the patients. Lutz talked about all the different roles he has played throughout his acting career, including the roles of Emmett Cullen for the Twilight Series and Hercules for the new Legend of Hercules movie.
As he answered patients’ questions, we learned that the “Twilight” heartthrob went to Chapman University for chemical engineering before he decided that acting was what he wanted to do. Although he did not complete his degree, he feels blessed for the direction his life has gone in and is grateful for everything he has been able to accomplish with his career.
We also learned about Lutz’s love for fashion, as he talked about his clothing line, Abbot + Main, which he co-founded with Danny Guez (also founder of denim line Dylan George). He explained the clothing label makes laid-back styles with a relaxed beachy feel for men, women and children.
Besides being an actor and model, the 29-year old is a passionate animal activist. He even made our hearts melt when he shed a few tears while talking about his experience with Soi Dog Foundation, a charitable organization that helps homeless and neglected dogs and cats in Thailand. He believes it is important to give back and lend a helping hand, especially for those who don’t have a voice.
After his interview, the “Twilight” star was all smiles taking pictures with patients and signing autographs. He later enjoyed visiting the patient rooms and spent time talking to the kids and their families.