Taylor Lautner is craving ice cream.

The 17-year-old actor plays werewolf Jacob Black in 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' and has had to cut out sugary treats in order to bulk up for the role.

He is quoted as saying: "I really miss ice cream. My favourite flavour is actually cake batter. It's really good but I can't have it. It's torture."

Taylor recently revealed he is "embarrassed" by his publicity pictures.

The actor poses topless in promotional pictures for 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' and admitted he didn't want his family to see the images.

He said: "It's embarrassing for me. And I'm sure it's awkward for all of them. I'm hoping that I don't get teased by my family because I'll start blushing."

Taylor also spoke of his horror when a middle-aged female fan tried to remove her underwear in front of him so he could autograph them.

He said: "I had this 40-year-old woman trying to find a way to take her panties off for me to sign them. They had my name imprinted on them. So that was kind of strange."