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.