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Today, Dylan along with the cast of The Maze Runner attended the NYC screening of the movie which was hosted by Teen Vogue and Twentieth Century Fox. A few pictures from the event have been added to the gallery & can be viewed below! More pictures will added as they become available so keep checking back for those!
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Dylan O’Brien couldn’t be considered “chubby” by anyone’s standards.
Yet when he sees himself in The Maze Runner, the new film in theaters Friday and based on James Dashner’s young-adult book, the fit 23-year-old actor is honestly taken aback by how thin he looks compared to now.
“I see my face and I can’t believe I was that skinny,” O’Brien says. “Clearly I was sprinting in a hot box for eight weeks straight.”
The title is definitely honest with its descriptors — there is a maze and lots and lots of running for O’Brien and his co-stars, but there’s also an intriguing prospect for those who love dystopian tales.
Equal parts The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies, The Maze Runner stars O’Brien as Thomas, a young amnesiac who wakes up surrounded by other boys in a strange village called The Glade.
They don’t have a clue about who put them there or why — all they know is they’re surrounded by stone walls so high they seem to touch the sky, and beyond them lies a dangerous maze that changes nightly and contains monstrous creatures called Grievers.
Some of the kids, like Gally (Will Poulter of We’re the Millers fame), are just fine with society they’ve built in The Glade and don’t agree with Thomas’ wish to escape and find out who did this to them. The drama comes to a boil, however, when Thomas seizes the role “runner” to map the maze, and Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), a mysterious girl with a connection to Thomas, inexplicably shows up in The Glade.
Most young actors in Hollywood would love to be a part of the next big young-adult movie franchise and the chance to be the next Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) or Robert Pattinson (Twilight). They have become a lucrative cottage industry in Hollywood — Lawrence’s two Hunger Games movies have grossed nearly $1 billion just in the USA.
The story so far: The Internship, Teen Wolf (TV)
Coming up: The Maze Runner
Dylan O’Brien provoked fan frenzy as Teen Wolf’s sass-filled Stiles, a high-schooler who just happens to be best mates with a werewolf (he even repeated the trick as the Evil Stiles character, despite skin tones that would look unhealthy on an anaemic goth), and he’s got Maze Runner (and potentially its sequels) upcoming, so his seat at the MTV Movie Awards should be assured for a few years yet. Make no mistake though: he’s a genuine talent who can trade on a lot more than those chiselled looks. Expect to see plenty of him. Especially if he gets out of that maze.
As a co-star on MTV’s supernatural series “Teen Wolf,” Dylan O’Brien has already gained quite a fan base. The young actor will test whether the “Wolf” pack will follow him to the bigscreen on Sept. 19, when he stars in Fox’s adaptation of the popular YA novel “The Maze Runner.”
Compare “Teen Wolf” with the “Maze Runner” shoot.
(In “Teen Wolf”), my character has the least amount of action on the show. It’s kind of the same mode as “Maze Runner.” Both characters are always helpless and trying to survive.
How did you and “Maze Runner” co-star Will Poulter get along?
Straight off the bat, we just clicked. When I met up with him later in his room, the whole cast was there cooking dinner. From there on out, we were always together.
You’re no stranger to Comic-Con, having gone for “Teen Wolf.” This year, you repped two projects.
I was told it was going to be crazier, and I ended up thinking it was easier, because I was bouncing back and forth talking about both projects rather than one thing all day.
Which fan base would you say is the most passionate?
I haven’t gotten a huge glimpse of the “Maze Runner” fan-base quite yet. Seems similar with age and casting, and they share a similar audience. To me the “Maze Runner” fans have been so supportive of everything I have done. It makes it easier to adapt a book that is popular with kids because of how excited they are about the project you don’t get the criticisms you would get with other projects.
What is the strangest thing a fan has done at the Con?
We were walking through Petco Park after a signing, and this girl plowed through security and grabbed onto my neck and started pulling. Her grip was so impressively strong that this huge security guard was struggling to get her off of me. I was like, “Whoa. That’s kind of crazy.”
As 4,000 screaming fans fixed their gaze on a microphone in the middle of San Diego Comic-Con’s cavernous Ballroom 20, a young girl approached and cleared her throat.
“Hi! I love you, Dylan O’Brien,” she excitedly exclaimed, already fighting back tears. “Aw, you’re so cute,” replied O’Brien and, with a single compliment, unwittingly triggered a full-blown emotional meltdown: The girl’s knees buckled, her entire body trembled, and her hysterical crying could not be stopped.
“Are you OK?” O’Brien asked, genuinely concerned, as she repeated, “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God,” through a mask of endless tears.
These kinds of uncontrollable breakdowns, reserved only for the biggest stars in the world, have become increasingly common in O’Brien’s life because, for the two million fans who religiously tune into Teen Wolf every week, that’s exactly what he is: a superstar.
6 episode stills from last night’s season finale of Teen Wolf have been added to the gallery. Check them out below!
Make sure to check out the September/October Issue of SPress because Dylan is on the cover! I’ve added 2 scans from the magazine along with the textless cover to the gallery they can be viewed in the gallery below!