Kellan Lutz has some pretty big aspirations.
The Twilight star is planning on staying in the movie business for a very long time—and hopefully, along the way, he’ll get himself an Academy Award.
Kellan tells DuJour magazine:
“I want to act for the rest of my life. I’ll win an Oscar one day, but I’m in no rush to get there. I don’t care if that takes me 50 years, and I’m old. I just love what I do.”
Still, if his Hollywood career doesn’t work out, Kellan has a solid back-up plan: chemical engineering.
He may be known for his arresting good looks and rock-hard abs, but the actor, who calls chemistry his “biggest passion in life,” is actually a total nerd—but an adorable nerd, of course. He admits:
“I know a lot about chemical reactions, but it’s interesting to see how you mix two chemicals together and heat starts forming. I even made some polyurethane! It’s what bouncy balls are made out of.”
“It’s great because acting has given me the resources and platform to help charities but also the money to create my inventions and pay for the patent process. Attorneys aren’t cheap!”
The actor is currently working on two patent-pending inventions, which he can’t talk about in detail because they’re top secret. He shares:
“I actually just flew back home to Arizona to build [my inventions] with this scientist who has a lab there. It was 120 degrees and the air-conditioning was broken and I was working with 400-degree ovens, but just being in the lab station is fun! Especially because you don’t have a teacher saying you can’t do something.”
Despite the fact that he’s incredibly gorgeous, devastatingly hunky, and obviously very, very smart, Kellan says he’s still the same guy he used to be before he shot to stardom as brawny Twilight vampire Emmett Cullen. He says:
“I don’t go home and act like I’m God’s gift to the world or anything. I’m still Kellan. And I’m so appreciative of every opportunity that I’ve had.”