But while he pulled off some impressive aerial stunts, the actor who played Emmett Cullen in the vampire trilogy revealed on Tuesday that he didn’t come away unscathed.
“Check out what I did for my first #Bullseye stunt & BOOM! (At the :05 mark) got smacked in the head! But a few staples later, I was all good!” he posted on Instagram, along with a clip of his accident.
Lutz was hooked up to a high-tech pulley system that flung him into air like a super hero as he announced: “This is ‘Bullseye,'” but when he came back to earth the metal support system smacked him in the head and split his skull open.
After posting a photo of five staples sealing up the bloody wound, Lutz went on “Conan” Tuesday night and spilled the beans on how the accident occurred.
Conan O’Brien described “Bullseye” as a “show where you get contestants to use their bodies as human darts … someone is going to get killed,” he predicted.
“That’s the reason I did the show, I am not a host — I love doing my action movies so I said if I can do the stunts, I’d love to host the show,” the actor said.
“It’s the human slingshot … but I had to do the intro and pretend like I didn’t get hurt, blood is dripping out,” he revealed of the dangerous stunt.
From the designers and crews of “Wipeout” and “Fear Factor,” “Bullseye” puts eight thrill-seekers through outrageous, extreme and dizzying stunts for a $50,000 prize.
“Bullseye” airs on Fox at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Lutz, who also starred in “The Expendables 3,” can be seen next year opposite Bruce Willis in the action feature “Extraction.”
See a photo of his head injury below.