Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien featured in FASHIONISTO magazine: ‘Our fan base is incredible. It’s the whole reason why our show is still going. There are always these stories, really endearing stories [of meeting fans].’
A teenage boy was out with his friends at a pizza parlor and ‘freaked out’ about seeing O’Brien despite being around a group of all guys. ‘I thought that was one of the coolest things ever because I don’t know if I would have had the balls to do that in front of my fifteen year old [guy] friends.’
..I am actually innately shy and I am not as quick as he is to be confident in what he has to face. The way he feels about his friends and how he is loyal to them…and [how he] would do anything for them.’
Dylan stars The Maze Runner, a film adaptation of a young adult book series written by James Dashner. The movie tells the story of a group of teenage boys trapped in a maze with no recollection of their previous lives, and their struggle to find a way out. The story is in the vein of dystopian fiction that has become popular lately with films like The Hunger Games and Divergent.
He plays the lead role of Thomas, who he describes as courageous. Considering it’s based off of a major book series, one would think there would be high pressure by the book lovers to play the character right. But O’Brien reveals that fans have been quite supportive.
‘I haven’t really felt any real pressure from the fan base because so far they have just been so positive with everything we’re doing. It just feels like they have been excited and unconditionally supportive rather than hostile and judgmental.
I’m not really worried at all. I’m excited for them to finally get a live action version of a book they all love. It’s really cool to be a part of it. Like the coolest thing ever.’ In June, the fourth season of Teen Wolf premieres on MTV. The Maze Runner is set to hit theaters on September 19.