‘Lautner is better looking’

Los Angeles: Mark Wahlberg has passed on the torch to Twilight star Taylor Lautner, telling fellow Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio that the young hunk is “better looking” than them.

The Departed star made the confession on Thursday at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s luncheon in Beverly Hills, reported Us magazine.

“I’m sitting at a table with a gentleman who is better looking than you and is in better shape than me,” Wahlberg told DiCaprio. As the crowd – which included Glee star Lea Michele and actor Gerard Butler – roared with laughter, Wahlberg, 40, added, “It’s over, dude. Titanic and Boogie Nights were a long time ago. I accept it. I had a good run and on to the next.”

After the toast, Lautner admitted he was startled, but flattered, by the unexpected shout-out.

“I don’t even know the word to describe being here. It’s so odd. It’s such an honor. I’m up on the stage and talking in front of people like that? The people that I looked up to my entire life? Hearing words like that from Mark and everybody it’s just really surreal,” the 19-year-old star said. (PTI)

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