'New Moon' star Taylor Lautner is buff -- and oh my does he have sharp teeth these days -- but he didn't always have such animal attraction. In fact, Lautner says he was bullied in high school in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands Wednesday.

"Because I was an actor, when I was in school there was a little bullying going on," Lautner tells the magazine. "Not physical bullying but people making fun of what I do ... I just had to tell myself I can't let this get to me. This is what love to do. And I'm going to continue to do it." 'New Moon' star Taylor Lautner is buff -- and oh my does he have sharp teeth these days -- but he didn't always have such animal attraction. In fact, Lautner says he was bullied in high school in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands Wednesday.

"Because I was an actor, when I was in school there was a little bullying going on," Lautner tells the magazine. "Not physical bullying but people making fun of what I do ... I just had to tell myself I can't let this get to me. This is what love to do. And I'm going to continue to do it."

The mag's cover features a sinewy and dripping wet Lautner (Jacob, of course) holding a football.

Lautner, 17, can probably handle anything that comes his way now in the bullying department: he's studied karate and Xtreme Martial Arts, according to the report. That keeps in line with his healthy lifestyle; he's never smoked pot, never tried cigarettes and never snorted cocaine, he says.

Launtner is a bit more equivocating on Taylor Swift. Are the two an item? "Possibly," he says.

"She's an amazing girl," Lautner says. "Aside from being beautiful, she's extremely funny, charismatic and fun to be around, so we definitely got along. We're close."

The two "instantly clicked" while filming the upcoming 'Valentine's Day' together, according to the article.

'The Twilight Saga: New Moon" opened last weekend to $142.8 million at the box office, the third highest total in history, behind last year's 'The Dark Knight' ($158 million) and 'Spider-Man 3' ($151 million in 2007).