Isaiah Mustafa says he’s ‘a wolf pack kind of guy,’ as his new Old Spice ad eclipses the old

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Is it just us, or are there some serious “Twilight Saga” undertones in the new Old Spice ad?

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.

Still, he sees it -- check out the screen grabs -- and admits he’s a fan of Stephenie Meyer‘s books and the film franchise.


“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.

“I’d love to do ‘The Office,’ " he said, “that would be awesome.” (Hey, they might be hiring.)

“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

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