Isaiah Mustafa says he's 'a wolf pack kind of guy,' as his new Old Spice ad eclipses the old
The wolf pack imagery isn't lost on us, with star Isaiah Mustafa performing some decidedly Team Jacob tasks, including cliff diving from forest-thick mountain tops, rocking cutoff khaki shorts with a bare chest, and straddling a sweet motorbike.
"I think we were actually going for a more outdoorsy feel," Mustafa tells us of the new ad, a sequel to the first commercial, which featured sophisticated fare like sailing and horseback riding along the beach.
"I just went to a press screening of 'Eclipse,' and the movies are great. I'm a wolf pack type of guy," he said.
No love for the Cullens?
"I'm a man, see, the vampires -- they're dead. A wolf is an animal, out there in the forest, and that's more me."
If you're listening, Summit Entertainment, Mustafa is available for "Breaking Dawn" parts 1 and 2, "if they need some kind of black wolf guy."
The actor has enough on his plate in the meantime, about to start work on Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," and is currently in a holding deal with NBC. Whether he'll get a show of his own or join an existing cast, Mustafa has his favorites.
"Or 'Parks and Recreation.' They've also got a pilot called 'Undercovers' that I'd like to pop in on."
Check out the "Eclipse" trailer below, then watch the new Old Spice commercial beneath it. Can you spot the similarities?
-- Matt Donnelly
Photos: Screen grabs of Isaiah Mustafa, left, in the new Old Spice commercial, and Taylor Lautner, right, in a trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." See both clips in full above. Credits: Procter & Gamble, left; Summit Entertainment, right.
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