Tyler Posey digs werewolves—or at least that’s the conclusion we’re drawing from his audition reel. Before landing the role of Scott McCall on MTV’s new series “Teen Wolf,” the 19-year-old was considered for another hair-raising part: “The Twilight Saga”‘s Jacob Black—a role that ultimately went to Taylor Lautner. But thanks to “Teen Wolf,” Tyler too can fulfill his wolfpack destiny and buy a lot of Gillette Mach3s in the process.
Though Taylor and Tyler share many similarities—jaw-dropping abs, luscious dark locks, toned arms (okay, stay focused…)—they aren’t exactly two of a kind. Here’s how the 19-year-old lycanthropes stack up, on- and off-screen:
1. Famous co-stars If your rom-com knowledge is as encyclopedic as ours, you likely remember Tyler as Ty, the cute son of maid Marisa Ventura, played by Jennifer Lopez, in the 2002 flick “Maid in Manhattan.” Ty introduces his mom to a prestigious governor and romance ensues as class tensions arise..
We were also treated to an adorable tyke in 2005′s “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” in which young Taylor played Eliot Murtaugh, a neighbor boy who dates Tom Baker’s (Steve Martin) daughter, creating even more competition and angst between the two families.