Howl­ing success

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Eguide Television - ANOOSKA TUCKER- EVANS TEEN WOLF FOX8 ( Fox­tel), Wed­nes­day, 7.30pm

A QUICK look at his au­di­tion his­tory and any­body would think Tyler Posey has an ob­ses­sion with were­wolves.

The 20- year- old tried out for the part of Ja­cob in the movie block­buster Twi­light, los­ing out to Taylor Laut­ner, be­fore go­ing up for the gig of school­boy- turned- were­wolf Scott Mc­Call in the TV re- cre­ation of 1985 movie Teen Wolf.

‘‘ I don’t have an ob­ses­sion for were­wolves. I have an ob­ses­sion for act­ing and do­ing cool projects and that’s where that comes into play,’’ he says.

While Posey missed out on the movie fran­chise, he was suc­cess­ful in Teen Wolf and de­scribes playing a ly­can­thrope as ‘‘ a re­ally cool ex­pe­ri­ence’’.

‘‘ It’s cool be­cause it’s this thing that not many peo­ple tackle,’’ he says. ‘‘ It’s a myth and a leg­end so you get to do what­ever you want with it.’’

Mak­ing the role even more ex­cit­ing for the ac­tor is the stunt work in­volved in se­ries two of the show.

In se­ries one, which aired last year on both South­ern Cross and FOX8, Posey’s shy, school­boy char­ac­ter Scott had only just been trans­formed into a were­wolf and spent much of the sea­son in de­nial about his new shape- shift­ing abil­i­ties.

But Posey says all that’s about to change in sea­son two.

‘‘ The first sea­son he was soft, and kind of this an­noy­ing kid,’’ Posey says with a laugh.

‘‘ But this sea­son he’s taken on a dif­fer­ent role and it’s be­come a lot more hard­core, I guess.’’

As well as get­ting to grips with his pow­ers, sea­son two also sees Scott con­tinue his se­cret re­la­tion­ship with Al­li­son ( Crys­tal Reed), who comes from a fam­ily of were­wolf hun­ters.

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