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On television, they might still be teenagers. But in real life, the cast of Teen Wolf is over 21. Which means EW didn’t break any laws when we got Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, and Holland Roden together a couple weeks ago for Three Rounds of socially lubricated conversation. Below, an excerpt from the beginning of our conversation. (Teen Wolf returns on June 29.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Drinking with Teen Wolf would’ve been illegal a couple of years ago. Did you celebrate your 21st birthdays together?
TYLER POSEY: We all went to Vegas for my birthday!
DYLAN O’BRIEN: One of the darkest weekends of our lives.
HOLLAND RODEN: I was the only girl.
POSEY: Do you remember when I hit on you?
RODEN: Tyler makes every girl feel really beautiful, because he’s always hitting on us.

Dylan, has Tyler ever hit on you?
O’BRIEN: Me more than anyone.
POSEY: I kiss him all the time.
RODEN: They’ve seen each other’s butts probably more than I’ve seen either of their butts.
POSEY: [to Dylan] I don’t think I’ve ever seen your butt before.
O’BRIEN: I’ve seen yours multiple times.

Source: ew.com

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It’s no secret Teen Wolf couple Stiles and Malia aren’t your typical lovey dovey pair.

In a recent interview, Shelley Hennig, who plays Malia on the show, said the duo would “never say I love you,” for example. Every now and then, though, they do kiss…and there was one time that smooch fest ended up in a major gross out moment on set.

“We shared spit,” she told us exclusively at the 2015 Paley Fest Honoring MTV’s Teen Wolf event Tuesday. “There was a spit line between our mouths last week and that was the only shot they got of that. So, it will probably air and we can all look forward to seeing some spit string between Dylan and I. Our job is glamorous.”

“I feel like it’s happened multiple times and not just once, but yes, that happened recently,” Dylan added about the incident. “It was funny because we were doing a funny kiss – it’s written that [Malia] kisses wildly – and the director asked us to be sweeter. On that one, we were taking it so seriously, broke apart and had this huge spit string. But…you get over it. You’re kissing for work.”

Shelley went on to elaborate on the duo’s relationship, saying Stiles and Malia have a “very non-traditional relationship.” She added, “They’re not as touchy feely in the way we perceive other couples to be in movies and on television, and that’s what I love about this relationship. They have their own way of showing their love for each other. There’s a little more edge to it and understanding.”

As far as what fans can expect from Malia this season, Shelley said, “I think she’s going to stay true to who she is. She doesn’t know any different. She’s spent a lot of time as a coyote. She’s still transitioning into human life. I think at the end of the day she’s still going to be that quirky Malia, but I think there’s going to be a lot of maturity happening.

Source: cambio.com

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Dylan O’Brien was already fairly famous for his role in the MTV series Teen Wolf, a show that’s more popular than you might think. But when he was cast in this fall’s film adaptation of the Y.A. bestseller The Maze Runner, the 23-year-old actor had to know things would change, that the movie would be big—and that his celebrity would explode alongside it.

In just the two weeks following its September 19 release, the film’s already grossed $149 million worldwide. Here, its star chats with ELLE about Chipotle, Patricia Clarkson, and his growing fanbase.

I read an article online recently that said you were overlooked for an Emmy for your last season playing Stiles Stilinski on ‘Teen Wolf’…

What? Gosh, that is so cool.

At this stage in your career, do you think about that kind of stuff? Awards and what not?

It’s impossible for me to think about that. I’m not an arrogant human being, so I could never justify it. It’s just not how my brain works. Right now it’s just about the experiences. Last season, I was just really focused on going in and taking on being the bad guy. It made me really nervous.

Really?

Yeah, I mean, it’s not like I went to acting school and you play Evil Guy one day and Romantic Guy the next. These are all things I’m trying for the first time, because my only experience has been this show.

You’re being very honest about your vulnerabilities here…

That’s always been the case with me. You know, in regard to performing, it couldn’t be funnier that I ended up being an actor, because I’m really shy. Unless I’m really comfortable with a person.

I don’t think a lot of people would assume that.

Everyone says that to me. They’re always like, “yeah, right,” and it just cracks me up. I wish more believed me when I say it. But Stiles is just so confident and extroverted. I’m much more internal. So I guess to hear someone say that I deserve an Emmy—it just makes me feel proud of what I do with him.

Well, let’s segue into ‘The Maze Runner,’ another movie where you clearly aren’t playing comedy. You weren’t playing a villain, but did your experience on ‘Teen Wolf’ help you find your way into this dramatic character?

Well, it wasn’t as nerve-wracking, but I also felt like I understood this character more. I felt like I got Thomas from a 101 standpoint. He’s a character I’ve rooted for since I was a kid. He starts out as this terrified, back-of-the pack kid, but then he finds this heroic nature in him because he’s so curious. He asks the questions that no one else asks, and it pulls this thing out of him that’s been there all along.

Did you actually have to do a lot of running?

Well, everyone had this hilarious week of boot camp—you know, chopping wood and building stuff. I actually didn’t learn any of that stuff, because Thomas wouldn’t have known how to do it. And I didn’t do a lot of running either! It was important that I look out of breath on screen, because I was greeny. Thomas wouldn’t have done much running before getting into The Glade.

How was it working with Patricia Clarkson?

I only had a few days with her, but she’s actually so hilarious. Obviously I love and respect her as an actor, but our relationship was less advice giving and more her grabbing my chest and, you know, purring in my ear.

You’re probably used to that kind of attention at this point in your career.

Honestly, man, I’m not somebody who wants the celebrity. I could really care less about that stuff. I know everyone says it, but I get overwhelmed by it all sometimes. I do love my fans, and I am so grateful for them, but sometimes I just want to walk into Chipotle and get a fucking burrito, man!

I hear that.

I never really understood why actors get paid so much money. But now I feel like it’s because they have to sacrifice their lives sometimes, you know? Some people may want that, but I said it: I’m shy and reserved, and there is nothing about me that wants to throw myself out to the world like that. I don’t resent those people or anything, but it’s hard to feel like you’re a person. You go around everywhere and people treat you like a doll.

So what’s your strategy to deal with it all?

You’ve got to pull back a little. If you keep fighting it, it’ll just make you go crazy. Like, if you just keep saying to yourself, “No, I’m going to Chipotle and no one is going to fuck with me,” you’ll end up in a mental ward. Because someone is probably going to fuck with you when you walk into that Chipotle.

Source: elle.com

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During the recent junket for The Maze Runner (opening tomorrow, Sept. 17), the film’s director Wes Ball recounted an amusing incident about the way the movie’s lead actor, Dylan O’Brien was cast, or rather, was almost not cast.

Wes related that when he was approached to direct the adaptation of the best-selling series written by James Dashner after Katherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Red Riding Hood) dropped out of the project, he went about the usual process of casting for the parts.

“We weren’t looking at faces, we weren’t looking at good looks, all that stuff — fortunately, we are okay in that department, too — but we found good actors that can be truthful,” he stated. “I wanted spectacle with an emotional core to it. I can’t just have shiny pictures.”

First one to be cast was for the role of Teresa, which went to British stunner Kaya Scodelario who was just coming off a critically-acclaimed performance as Kathy in acclaimed director Andrea Arnold’s reimagining of Wuthering Heights. Kaya first gained worldwide acclaim through her role as Effy in the provocative TV series, Skins.

The other part that was also immediately cast was that of Gally, which went to another Brit actor and pre-We’re the Millers Will Poulter (he was the naïve and geeky fourth-wheel in that hit movie whose private part was bit a spider!). Will landed the part because of his distinctive eyebrows according to Wes.

The one part that took a long time to cast was that of Thomas, the lead character in this gritty story of a group of boys trapped inside a mechanical maze set in a not-so-distant America. The director wanted to cast the late River Phoenix — yes, he was serious — but knowing that River has long been gone, he went looking for an actor who can remind him of the late actor’s intensity as displayed in the film The Mosquito Coast and Dylan, unfortunately, was among many actors he refused to cast.

Dylan, for those who are not aware, is the lead in the hit TV series Teen Wolf and it surprised this writer that he almost did not get the part because his performance as Thomas is one of the best things in The Maze Runner. That he failed to make an impression during his initial audition and was not called back to read again until after about four months was something any actor, or any first-time director, had to learn from. The reason? The way he wore his hair to the audition!

On the day Dylan auditioned for the role, he was just coming off the set of Teen Wolf and was still wearing the hair and make-up he used for the show. “I was coming off work, I had hair and make-up and I was, like, ‘Oh, this is going to be great,’ yet it turned off the director. Things are funny like that.”

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Watch an interview Dylan, Kaya and Will did with redeyechicago.com below as well as a couple of new outtakes from a photoshoot they did below!

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Thanks again to IndustryGeekGal for uploading this video!

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