Teen Wolf Cast Interview from Comic-Con 2011

I always say that at times, my life is awesome and that I love my job. Well, this trip to Comic Con was one of those times. It’s probably going to make a few young girls envious, but I had the chance to sit down with the fabulous cast and writers of MTV’s Teen Wolf.

Jump ahead to see what they had to say about their rising popularity, what’s in store for their characters, and why supernatural series are here to stay. By the way, these people are way too pretty to view in small pictures like they are here, so if you click on a photo, you’ll see the bigger version of all the yumminess!

First, let me say that they are all as gorgeous in person, if not more so. *ducks* ( Don’t hate! πŸ˜‰ ) More importantly, they are all the sweetest people and so incredibly thankful for their jobs. If you haven’t been watching, you should be — if for no other reason than to support a wonderful bunch of young actors.

Creator/Executive Producer Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds) and director/co-exec producer Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) sat down with us first.

When asked about whether they were worried about the over saturation of supernatural shows in the market today, they were ready to answer. Davis pointed out that “the shelves in the mystery section of the bookstore are never empty.” That is so true. There will never be a lack of interest in the supernatural realm, in my opinion, because people are so eager to escape their own day to day realities, and the paranormal realm gives them that opportunity.

Moving past the genius of the creators, we got to pick the brains of Tyler Hoechlin (7th Heaven), Colton Haynes (The Gates), and Holland Roden (Lost).

The cast was so humble when asked about how they felt about the change in fans that attended their panel from last year to this year. They said it was crazy and that they were only hoping to fill the room this year. When the fact that there were girls (and grown women) seriously crying in the hallway outside the room, they felt bad, but so touched. “We’re so grateful,” Tyler Hoechlin said.

Colton Haynes added that, “Obviously, we don’t get that in LA. We’re not exactly the Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt of LA.”

My thought was, “Not yet, but give it time.”

Speaking of Haynes, when I asked him if he was worried about playing on another supernatural show after The Gates, he had this to say.

“You mean the stereotype that I can only play a werewolf? And now that I’m playing a supernatural character on The Nine Lives of Chloe King, as well, that I only play on supernatural shows? The good news is that I play human for now.”

The unspoken reaction in my head was, “play human”, and “for now”… interesting. πŸ™‚

Tyler Hoechlin also had this to add to the discussion when asked about fears of their characters not making it to season two. “Not everyone makes it through the first season. Not everyone lives, and not everyone makes it out human.”

Again, interesting. πŸ˜‰

As for his character, the adorable Hoechlin is “happy with the direction that Derek is going now and into season two. It’s exactly where I want to be.” Although, he did admit that he’d “like to see Derek show some interest in a she-wolf.”

I’m all for Derek getting a love story, and I’m sure the rest of you agree, as long as you get to watch him break out his bad ass behaviour weekly.

The biggest surprise for me during the interview was the genius that is Dylan O’Brien. I’m telling you to watch that boy… He’s going places. The creativity and comedic timing were amazing, and he was also the most humble. He also posed for the picture you see to the right for us exclusively, and looks damn fine in a superhero pose, if you ask me.

Bonus: Tyler Posey acting freaky behind him… nicely played boys.

Dylan admits to wanting to screen write and having been given instruction manuals on screen writing by Davis. He would really like to see Stiles get to be a werewolf for an episode. “I’ve been pitching it since the pilot.”. He went on to describe a dream sequence to open the show, where he was a bad ass werewolf, with his shirt off and everything. I also enjoyed the crazy motions he used to show us his vision. [Note to Jeff Davis: Let’s make that happen. He’d rock it.]

Although Jeff Davis did have this to say about the character of Stiles: “He’s the Sam to Scott’s Frodo”. Every hero needs a sidekick, someone to help them with their moral compass. “Sam was the true hero in The Lord of the Rings, and Stiles is the hero this season.” The plan as told by Davis is to have “Scott work towards being a hero in season two.”

Then there is the shirtless wonder that is Tyler Posey. He’s sweet and young, but has no qualms with his shirtless status. “No, I’m pretty cool with taking off my shirt. I don’t really care. All the girls seem to like it.” That’s every teenage boy’s dream, I’m sure.

Honestly, joking aside, I feel like this cast and show are going places. I’m not the only one, either, because according to Posey, “Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith are legitimate fans of the show, and it doesn’t make any sense to me.”

It does to me. I’m a 29 year old, married mother of two, and I am a fan. Truth be told, there have been so many times that my husband has been known to get distracted by what’s on the screen while I’m watching. He’s not going to like me saying that, but there it is.

Teen Wolf airs Mondays on MTV at 10/9c. If you haven’t given this new show a chance, it’s not too late to get caught up on it now, and just in time for the last 4 episodes. Whether you tune in for the attractive cast, the teenage drama, or the incredibly well written and creepy storylines, just do it. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

[PS: A special thanks to my sister, Justine Dearie, for coming along as my photographer (she really is one) to help, so that I could focus on the interview.]

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