‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey Could Have Been Jacob Black

Actor recalls losing out 'Twilight' role to Taylor Lautner in Saturday's episode of 'This Is How I Made It' at 12 p.m. ET on MTV.

“Twilight” lore is littered with the tales of actors and actress who were this close to portraying beloved characters Bella, Edward or Jacob. But few casting near-misses are as ironic as “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey‘s, considering he landed another lycanthrope role a few short years later on the MTV series. Posey recalls losing out plum part to Taylor Lautner in a new episode of “This Is How I Made It,” airing Saturday, November 10, at 12/11 C.

“At an early age, I was always dealing with my ethnicity in roles. My mom is Mexican, which is why I’m always playing — not stereotypical — but I’m playing ethnic roles,” Posey explained. “Most of my roles have all been Hispanic roles, from the TV show ‘Doc,’ to ‘Maid in Manhattan.’ I played a Colombian kid in ‘Collateral Damage.’ I got turned down a lot, one out of maybe every 3,000 auditions I book, which is an intense ratio. I would see this kid at auditions all the time, and I knew him. We had a very similar career, and we grew up in the same town, and eventually we became friends and started talking because I saw him at literally every audition, and it was Taylor Lautner.”

Both actors tested opposite leading lady Kristen Stewart, but it was Lautner who landed the role — something Posey didn’t learn until months later.

“I was very excited because I was a fan of [Stewart's],” he said. “I saw Taylor Lautner at all of these auditions, and I knew he was auditioning for ‘Twilight’ also. I remember I saw him at an audition a few months after, and I was like, ‘Hey man, what have you been up to?’ And he was like, ‘I was filming “Twilight.”‘ That’s when I found out I didn’t get the part.”

Four blockbuster films later, Posey harbors no ill-will towards his childhood friend.

“When it comes to acting, you’re going to get turned down a lot. You can’t over think it. When I don’t get the part, I never dwell too much on it,” he said.

“So, yeah, I auditioned for ‘Twilight,’ Jacob Black. Taylor Lautner beat me. Congratulations, dude. That’s a sick role. That’s awesome. I hate you,” he added with a laugh.

Tune into MTV on Saturday, November 10 at 12 p.m. ET, for a brand-new episode of “This Is How I Made It,” featuring Tyler Posey and Meek Mill.