When Hollywood heartthrob Kellan Lutz sat down with The Huffington Post on Wednesday, he revealed a desire sure to make his legions of fans swoon.
In the four years since his run as Emmett Cullen in the “Twilight” series, Lutz has had a steady stream of big-screen success, but there’s a certain legendary character he’s eager to play.
“He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” the animated superhero show that spawned a cult following during its early ’80s run, is getting a feature film reboot and Lutz is fighting for the lead role. Lutz told HuffPost Entertainment that he’s such a “huge fan” that when he met with the film’s director, McG, “I actually handed him a power sword.”
With so many superhero roles already taken, Lutz said he has his sights set on this one.
“I auditioned for Thor. I auditioned for Captain America. Both Chrises got those. Chris Pratt is doing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ [and] ‘Jurassic Park.’ A lot of these roles are getting eaten up,” he said.
The film is still in early development, but Lutz is confident that “once the script is done, I’ll get my chance.”
Check out the video above to hear more and watch the full interview with Kellan Lutz here.