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

ComingSoon editor-in-chief Tyler Treese spoke Teen Wolf: The Movie stars Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed on the Paramount+ film. The duo talked about returning to the world of Teen Wolf and explore 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 comes a terrifying evil,” reads the synopsis. “The wolves howl once again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and every other shapeshifter of the night. But only a werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager but 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 coming back as an older Scott, and you’ve obviously matured as an actor as well. Did your approach change 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 kind 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 one. But Tyler himself has gone through other changes and life experiences, so I just applied that 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 it out as you go. So I think I did more than 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 on the show, was there ever any hesitation to return as the character? Or once you saw the script and knew how it was handled, it all went away?

Crystal Reed: Well, we didn’t have a script right away, so it was more just me relying on Jeff [Davis, writer] and his bow for her and bring her back and I feel like I was at a place in my life where I could do that again. So there was a little bit of hesitation, but it was based on my own terrifying fear that I’m not a good actor [and] nobody cares about Allison. Then I was convinced, and it ended up working 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 to know that the key creatives were in place for this movie 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 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, of course, or Jeff. It just wouldn’t have happened. The same as I couldn’t really imagine the show without myself. We are all such an integral part of the series and of the project itself. It felt like we needed everyone back on board for that. I’m just over the moon that this is what we could have done. And [to] working 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 grown up and I’m different and I’m ready to take my head back 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 comes back to this whole crazy ordeal?

Crystal Reed: Yes, 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’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 are 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 her.

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