They play best friends who teeter on the brink of romance in 'New Moon' -- but what is Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart's relationship like off-screen? Taylor tells all.

"We have a similar relationship to Jacob and Bella's," the 17-year-old star tells People about his relationship with Kristen. "We were very open and honest with each other. So it definitely made [filming] a lot easier."

When asked what he looks for in a woman, Taylor -- who has been recently snapped out and about with country star Taylor Swift -- tells People that he is drawn toward "somebody who can be themselves and not put on a show."

He also dishes about his first kiss, telling the mag that it "wasn't as steamy" as Kristen's on-screen kisses with costar Rob Pattinson.

Click here to see ET's gallery of the 'New Moon' cast from Thursday night's screening!  'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' is in theaters now.

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