But even if Cuckoo had been different to anything Lautner had ever worked on before, he nevertheless enjoyed himself. “Filming Cuckoo has been one of the most fun times I’ve ever had on a project,” he admitted to the London Evening Standard in 2015. He added, “I’d never done anything like that before, and it was new territory for me. I love challenging myself and saying, ‘Wow, I’ve never done anything like this, let’s see if I can do it.’”
And, in 2016, Lautner would also branch out into horror with a major role in Scream Queens’ final season. It’s a fitting turnaround for an actor who began his career among the vampires and werewolves of Twilight. Let’s just hope, then, that his quest for Hollywood roles doesn’t leave him barking at the moon.