Tiffany   —   09 25 2014

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He’s reached movie star status! Dylan O’Brien has graced the big screen before, but after having huge blockbuster success with his new film The Maze Runner, young and adult audiences alike will perhaps think of him as more than just Stiles Stilinski on MTV’s Teen Wolf.

O’Brien, 23, stars in the film adaptation of James Dashner’s young adult book as Thomas, who finds himself trapped in a maze with a community of boys after his memory has been erased. The film topped its first weekend’s box office with a whopping $32.5 million, and a release date for its sequel, The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, has already been given a release date for Sept. 18, 2015.

Before heading back for another Maze Runner viewing, find out 5 more things you may not know about the (swoon-worthy) hunk:

1. Gone Viral!

O’Brien did what worked for so many others — he started on YouTube! Filming from his hometown of Springfield, NJ., the budding star created his own channel at 14 in order to show off his acting chops and humor in quick skits. One of the most memorable was when he wore a low V-neck shirt and belted out “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls before getting interrupted (ahem, caught) by a friend.

2. Listen Up, Ladies!
Did you know that O’Brien used to be in a band called Slow Kids at Play? Yep, the actor is musical too, and was a drummer in the all-male group. “We had pop-punk elements but more of the beachy, reggae vibe,” he told Entertainment Weekly in August 2014. “I miss playing shows. Anonymously playing shows, too.”

3. Teen Wolf Switcheroo

Although he provides much-needed comic relief on Teen Wolf as Stiles, O’Brien wasn’t originally up for the endearing role. “I was supposed to audition for Scott, but I asked to audition for Stiles instead,” he told Seventeen magazine in May 2011. “I was reading the script, I was supposed to be reading Scott, but I couldn’t help but keep wanting to read the Stiles parts. I was just like, ‘This guy is freaking awesome.’ And I knew myself, and how I come off, and I’m way more like Stiles than I am Scott.”

4. His Gal
Sorry, he’s taken! O’Brien has been dating Under the Dome actress Britt Robertson since they costarred together in the 2012 indie film The First Time. The couple have remained low key about their relationship (did you see their chemistry on screen!?) but have made time to visit each other on set. O’Brien flew to Vancouver while Robertson, 24, was busy filming her George Clooney flick Tomorrowland in September 2013.

5. He’s Easy to Please

O’Brien loves the comfort of family and home-cooking. In an interview with Glamour in October 2012, he said his go-to meal is the no-frills combo of chicken cutlets, rice pilaf, and broccoli — and he’ll swig it down with some cold root beer! As for his favorite person to follow on Twitter? “My mom! She tweets and always retweets what I write. It’s really cute,” he said of Lisa. “She has the little egg as her icon.”

Source: usmagazine.com

Tiffany   —   09 22 2014

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A sequel to “The Maze Runner” will arrive in theaters next September, 20th Century Fox announced on the heels of the first film’s impressive debut.

The follow-up to the young adult hit, “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” races into theaters on Sept. 18, 2015. There’s potential for more “Maze Runners” beyond that. Author James Dashner also penned another sequel, “The Death Cure,” that could be adapted for the big screen at a future date.

“The Maze Runner” topped the weekend box office with $32.5 million domestically and pulled in an additional $37.6 million overseas. It flew past two other new wide releases, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” and “This Is Where I Leave You,” to emerge as the highest grossing film.

The sequel will face stiffer competition from action-adventure “Everest,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, and an untitled Whitey Bulger biopic with Johnny Depp.

Source: Variety.Com

Tiffany   —   09 22 2014

I’ve added new HQ outtakes from The Maze Runner promotional shoot and updated another one we had with a HQ version. I previously had these images under the photoshoot section but I learned that they are actually a promotional shoot! Enjoy the new pics!

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Tiffany   —   09 20 2014

I’ve added HQ movies, behind the scenes pictures as well as a few promotional pictures from The Maze Runner. Check them out in the gallery below!

Also, as of right now The Maze Runner grossed around $11.3M just on Friday! That is amazing and I’m so proud of Dylan & the rest of the cast! Make sure to check your local theaters for showings and times for the movie!

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Tiffany   —   09 19 2014

Earlier in the day, Dylan along with co-stars Ki Hong Lee & Jacob Latimore visited BET’s 106 & Park. Check out pictures as well as the episode below! (The Maze Runner comes in a littler after the first commercial break!)

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Tiffany   —   09 19 2014

If you can’t view the video, view it here!

Tiffany   —   09 19 2014

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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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Tiffany   —   09 18 2014

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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Tiffany   —   09 18 2014

Dylan is featured in the October 2014 issue of Elle Magazine. You can read the interview and view the scan in the gallery below! Don’t forget to pick up your own copy at your local store!

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Tiffany   —   09 18 2014

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