Taylor Lautner may have beaten him to a role in Twilight, but Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey insists fate clearly wants him to channel his wild side.
"I can't escape it," Tyler admitted at a Hollywood party celebrating the show's launch. "It's my fate to be a wolf!"
Before securing the lead role in the TV re-imagining of the 80s classic, the 19-year-old made it down to the final casting calls of Twilight.
"I am very pleased, I'm happy for [Taylor] that he got the role, we both have really good projects on our hands and I'm happy for both of us," Tyler said.
"I get to play the baddest, coolest character ever - I'm a crazy, psycho, insane werewolf, its so much fun, I love it," he laughed.
Tyler confessed to having some nerves about taking on the iconic role originally played Michael J Fox.
"I'm filling his shoes and they're pretty big shoes to fill, but I think I got 'em," he promised.
The young actor insists that while the original 80's transformation was "a little cheesy," the new TV show will be "very sexy, very dark"
"My transformation is going to be a lot darker than the original movie. I don't know how real you can make a werewolf transformation since its supernatural but we make it as real as possible!" he laughed
Teen Wolf begins Thursday 7th July at 9pm on Sky Living