Teen Wolf, as most of us knew it, was a 1985 American fantasy comedy film that starred Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard. The plot was basically a high school student who discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself transforming into a werewolf.
Who would have thought that this 80s flick would be transformed into a live-action TV series that would propel one of America’s hottest Latino actors into stardom?
Tyler Posey, the star of Teen Wolf and the recipient of this year’s Alma award for best television actor, is definitely going to be a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He is a triple threat -young, handsome and grounded. During our interview, I was so impressed by the way he carried himself. First off, he was genuinely proud of his Latino heritage. Secondly, he has become an active member in the Latino community, by taking a stance in California’s Proposition 38 campaign alongside Edward James Olmos. And lastly, he was has such a drive to continue honing in on his skills as an actor and musician, that there is no doubt he will continue being successful in whatever route he takes.
When asked about how being Latino has affected his acting career, he responded that it used to determine what he was cast as, but now he is able to get cast as any character and just so happen to be Latino. Through his work, Tyler is able to combat stereotypes and continue to show that Latinos can be television leads.
If you haven’t already gotten into the Teen Wolf series, you can become a fan just in time for Halloween. MTV’s Teen Wolf has used the same basic plot as the film, a teenager who morphs into a werewolf, but includes significant twists that differ from the original. I refuse to give any more of it away, so you will have to tune in for yourself and watch Tyler Garcia Posey work his magic on camera. Luckily, all of the show’s full episodes are online and free to watch. Just click here to begin! Season three is scheduled to air this year on MTV, but there is still no official start date.