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Interview: Tyler Posey & Crystal Reed on Returning for Teen Wolf: The Movie


ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke to Teen Wolf: The Movie stars Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed about the Paramount+ film. The duo spoke about returning to the world of Teen Wolf and exploring new aspects of their characters. Teen Wolf: The Movie will be available for streaming on January 26.

“In the Paramount+ film, a full moon rises in Beacon Hills, and with it, a terrifying evil has emerged,” reads the synopsis. “The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a Werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an Alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.”

Tyler Treese: Tyler, you’re returning as an older Scott and obviously you’ve matured as an actor as well. Did your approach change any or was it like riding a bike again?

Tyler Posey: My approach didn’t really change, you know? What I always did with Scott was use my own personal experiences and sort of try to put myself in his shoes and really understand everything that he’s going through. So I really did that again with this. But Tyler, myself, has gone through other changes and life experiences, so I just applied that further to my character. Then I always try to grow the character and grow myself as an actor. I think over the last few years … it’s one of those professions that you keep figuring out as you go. So I think I did more of that and I’m really proud … really, really proud. I think this is the coolest, best representation I’ve ever done of Scott McCall, so I’m just super proud of it.

Crystal, with Allison dying in the show, was there ever any hesitation about returning as the character? Or once you saw the script and knew how it was handled, did that all go away?

Crystal Reed: Well, we didn’t have a script right away, so it was more of just me putting trust in Jeff [Davis, writer] and his arc for her and bringing her back and me feeling like I was in a place in my life that I could do that again. So there was a little bit of hesitation, but that was based on my own terrifying fear that I’m not a good actor [and] no one cares about Allison. Then I was convinced and it ended up working out really well, I think.

Tyler, as Crystal mentioned, Jeff wrote the script and Russell [Mulcahy, director] had directed episodes of the TV show. So how great was it knowing that the key creatives were right in place for this movie and it was going to feel like a proper extension of the show?

Tyler Posey: Yeah, dude, it’s only perfect, you know? It wouldn’t have felt right if everybody wasn’t there and Russell really defined the tone of this TV show early on, and so I couldn’t have imagined it without Russell, obviously, or Jeff. It just wouldn’t have happened. Same as I couldn’t really imagine the show without myself. We’re all such integral parts of the series and of the project itself. It felt like we needed everybody back on board for it. I’m just over the moon that that’s what we could have done. And [to] work in this capacity again, as an adult … I just always feel like I have a lot to prove to the people around me. So I wanted to prove to these people that I loved so much that I’m an adult and I’m different and I’m ready to take this head on again in a different capacity and more present. So it was just so cool to have them all there, you know?

Crystal, my last question, how interesting was it to play Allison again, but sort of a different version because she has forgotten some of her memories and is coming back to this whole crazy ordeal?

Crystal Reed: Yeah, she doesn’t remember anything about who she is or what her name is or who her family is. I think it’s an aspect of her that was never explored before. So it’s much deeper and much darker than we have ever seen Allison, which I think, as humans, we all have shadow aspects of ourselves that we don’t like to look at or are uncomfortable [with]. I think it’s really important for people to realize that and that’s why I wanted to come back and play her.

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