Michael Chaturantabut (Chad from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue) got a shout-out from teen superstar Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob in the hit Twilight Saga movie franchise, during an interview with David Letterman on CBS’s Late Show.
While on the subject of his breaking into the business, Lautner had this to say:
“[My karate instructor] was actually the blue Power Ranger for a year,” Lautner laughed.
The Ranger-turned-teacher encouraged Lautner to start auditioning, which led to a few commercials and then the decision to move the entire Lautner family from Michigan to Los Angeles when he was 11. He soon landed a starring role in “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.”