Friday, July 16, 2010

Taylor Lautner Should Play Teen Wolverine, Hugh Jackman Says

Taylor Lautner already plays one of the most recognizable onscreen characters as werewolf Jacob Black in the teen hysteria-inducing “Twilight” flicks. But another star thinks Lautner should put his ripped physique to good use in another role. “Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman says Lautner could convincingly don a pair of claws as a teen Wolverine in next year’s “X-Men: First Class.”
“My only question is: Can he grow mutton chops?” Jackman wondered to’s Marc Malkin. But then, remembering the droves of girls around the world enamored with the considerably less hirsute Jacob, Jackman reconsidered the idea of a woolly Lautner.
“Actually, I think people would probably prefer him as a hairless Wolverine than a rather hairy-chested version. Certainly about a billion young girls would,” Jackman observed.
“If it was for a role that I was passionate about, I would definitely do that,” Lautner told MTV News last month. “I want to challenge myself to everything,” he added, noting that he’s open to sinking his teeth into a range of flicks. “I’ve got a really cool action thriller [in 'Abduction'] and then an awesome superhero movie [in 'Stretch Armstrong'], but I want to find a great drama script.”

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