ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke to him Teen Wolf: The Movie Stars Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed on the film Paramount+. The duo talked about returning to the world of teenage wolf and exploring new aspects of their characters. Teen Wolf: The Movie will be available to stream on January 26th.
“In the Paramount+ film, a full moon rises in Beacon Hills, and with it comes a terrible evil,” reads the synopsis. “The wolves howl once again, calling for the return of banshees, werecoyotes, hellhounds, kitsunes and all other shapeshifters in the night. But only a werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager but still an alpha, can both gather new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against possibly the most powerful and deadly foe they have ever faced.”
Tyler Treese: Tyler, you’re coming back as an older Scott and obviously you’ve matured as an actor as well. Has your approach changed or was it like riding a bike again?
Tyler Posey: My approach hasn’t really changed, you know? What I’ve always done with Scott is use my own personal experience and try to put myself in his shoes and really understand everything he’s going through. So I really did that again with this one. But Tyler himself has gone through other changes and life experiences, so I just kept applying that to my character. Then I always try to develop the character and develop myself as an actor. I think in recent years… it’s one of those jobs that you keep rediscovering. So I think I’ve done more of that and I’m really proud…really, really proud. I think that’s the coolest and best portrayal of Scott McCall I’ve ever done, so I’m just super proud of it.
Crystal, when Allison died on the show, were you ever concerned about returning as a character? Or did that all go away once you saw the script and knew how it was handled?
crystal pipe: Well, we didn’t have a script right away, so it was more like I trusted Jeff [Davis, writer] and bringing back his bow for her and her and making me feel like I’m at a point in my life where I could do that all over again. So there was a bit of hesitation, but that was based on my own terrible fear that I’m not a good actor [and] nobody cares about Allison. Then I was convinced and it worked out really well in the end, I think.
Tyler, as Crystal mentioned, Jeff wrote the screenplay and Russell [Mulcahy, director] had directed episodes of the TV show. So how great was it to know that the key creatives for this film were in place and it would feel like a proper extension of the show?
Tyler Posey: Yeah dude it’s just perfect you know? It wouldn’t have felt right if everyone wasn’t there and Russell had set the tone of this TV show early on, so of course I couldn’t have imagined it without either Russell or Jeff. It just wouldn’t have happened. Just like I couldn’t really imagine the show without me. We’re all such integral parts of the show and the project itself. It felt like we needed everyone back on board for that. I’m just over the moon that we could have done that. and [to] Going back into that role as an adult… I just always feel like I’m proving a lot to the people around me. So I wanted to prove to these people that I loved so much that I’m grown up and different and ready to take on that head 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 kind of a different version because she’s forgotten some of her memories and is going back to this whole crazy ordeal?
crystal tube: 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 hasn’t been explored before. So it’s a lot deeper and a lot darker than we’ve ever seen Allison, which I think as humans, we all have shadow aspects of ourselves that we don’t like to look at or that we’re uncomfortable with [with]. I think it’s really important for people to realize that and that’s why I wanted to come back and play them.