The time has come for Scott McCall to rise once more. The tv sequence Teen Wolf, based mostly on the traditional Michael J. Fox film, first howled in 2011 earlier than coming to an finish in 2017. You may’t preserve a werewolf down, although. Creator Jeff Davis gave a loopy new life to the idea for six seasons, and now he’s doing it once more by persevering with the story as a film. What as soon as was a film turned a tv sequence, and now it will likely be a film as soon as once more.
Within the present — and within the upcoming film, which hits Paramount+ on Jan. 26 — Tyler Posey performs the titular teen, an extraordinary highschool scholar who will get bitten by a werewolf within the city of Beacon Hills. As Scott McCall, Posey navigated highschool life and the lifetime of a supernatural being. One in all McCall’s most essential relationships was with Allison Argent, performed by Crystal Reed. Allison didn’t survive to the tip of the sequence, however issues might not be as everlasting as followers as soon as thought.
Posey and Reed have each featured in a number of different tasks within the intervening years. Posey appeared in Jane the Virgin and Undone (amongst different reveals), whereas Reed starred in Swamp Factor and memorably performed the formidable Sofia Falcone on Gotham. Each Reed and Posey are returning to Beacon Hills, so SYFY WIRE caught up with them as a part of a digital junket.
Was it like a homecoming? What classes did the 2 of them carry again? Precisely how comfy are they with one another? Preserve studying for all of these solutions and extra.
When final I checked, Allison was useless.
Crystal Reed: Sure, you are proper.
I do not wish to spoil the how and why of her return, however ought to followers of the character and of you, Crystal, be excited?
Reed: I believe they’re initially going to be just a little terrified, however they’re going to simply have to observe until the tip.
Ought to followers of the Scott/Allison pairing be excited?
Tyler Posey: Who is aware of? I believe the truth that they’re collectively in a room alone is sufficient to get the followers to be like, “Woo, holy s*** that is superior.” Nevertheless it’s robust to say proper now whether or not or not they are going to have the ability to choose up the place they left off earlier than… be in love once more. It is a robust one.
What was left unfinished within the sequence that you simply actually seemed ahead to persevering with on this film?
Reed: I believe their relationship, for me, at all times had a giant query mark as a result of it was by no means completed. I at all times wished to see extra and I wished to know what they’d be like as adults, so we’ll see how that performs out.
Posey: I actually wished to see Scott as an grownup. He is been this little tormented teenager making an attempt to avoid wasting the world, and kind of filling footwear greater than himself. Now he truly can fill these footwear and it is good to see him settled into being an grownup, and just a little bit extra comfy with the place he is at. It seems to be good on Scott. And he is acquired a buzzed head now.
I think about that there was no actual discuss of renaming it ‘Outdated Wolf.’
Posey: No, sadly not.
Have been there classes you discovered from different tasks that you simply have been in a position to put into observe taking part in these returning characters?
Reed: There’s been a lot life that I’ve lived in between Allison dying and Allison being resurrected that I’ve undoubtedly inserted into this efficiency. I believe, particularly, simply the truth that she’s actually misplaced, confused, indignant, and feeling like she does not know who she is. I actually went by way of that interval in my life, and oftentimes now I nonetheless do not know who I’m, however having gone by way of these experiences and figuring out what that looks like in my physique made it straightforward for me to carry that to Allison. Hopefully, it feels pure and actual.
Posey: Likewise. I at all times attempt to get higher and higher after each mission I do. I kind of watch what I did and select the moments of “Oh, I might strive that higher subsequent time” or “I might do that just a little in another way subsequent time.” After which with life experiences, I’ve gone by way of much more than I’ve for the reason that final time ever the world noticed me on Teen Wolf. I simply used all of these issues to curate this little model of Scott, which I am actually pleased with. I believe it is Scott in a brand new mild, and I believe he is extra Scott than he ever has been.
Clearly, you are not a teen anymore, and it sounds just like the character’s progress has mirrored your individual.
Posey: Certain. Yeah, one hundred pc. I believe most adults develop up in the same sense, the place you kind of simply grow to be just a little bit extra relaxed… comfy with who you might be. Being a teen and a younger 20-year-old is a complicated time. Life continues to be complicated it doesn’t matter what, however you are just a bit bit extra assured, I suppose, and simply comfy with who you might be, hopefully.
After they got here to each of you and mentioned that they wished this to be a film and that they wished you each to return, was that a straightforward sure?
Posey: Yep, completely.
Reed: Me too.
Posey: Had no hesitation. I believe I lower Jeff [Davis] off earlier than he requested me. I believe he mentioned, “Do you wish to?” and I simply mentioned, “Completely.” I would like Teen Wolf to maintain going and I hope that they need us too.
So many members of the unique forged are again. Was there a sense with all of coming residence?
Reed: Yeah. It undoubtedly felt like a household reunion, which I believe added to quite a lot of the comfortability and security in our performances the place we have been so open with one another. We might discover a lot extra.
Posey: Yeah. It is simply straightforward doing artwork with the individuals you’re keen on. Each single day, laughing on set. Teen Wolf is so dramatic and chaotic and bizarre, that the truth that we will goof round on set and have quite a lot of enjoyable and inform poop jokes and fart on digital camera, we at all times attempt to add just a little little bit of that levity apart from after I’m round Crystal. I don’t fart in entrance of Crystal.
Reed: He does.
Posey: I in all probability have earlier than.
Reed: You farted on me.
Posey: Did I?
Posey: It was an accident, I swear. I’ve bled on Crystal earlier than. Now we have such a historical past.
You have farted and bled on Sofia Falcone…
Reed: You probably did.
Reed: I actually admire that. Thanks for that.
Posey: She’s going to kill me.
Do you each watch the present, the dailies, or no matter else — or is the sort of factor the place all you’ll simply see errors and also you simply wish to let the reminiscence of what it was like on the day reside on?
Posey: Good query.
Reed: It’s extremely troublesome for me to observe my work objectively. I’ve seen the movie and I nonetheless assume everybody else was nice I simply actually really feel like I might have executed a a lot better job in so many facets. So it is exhausting. It’s extremely exhausting for me.
Posey: You killed it, Crystal. For me, I really like the present. I have a tendency to observe it each time it is on. Generally I will simply return and simply watch the whole lot of it and I am actually pleased with it. I used to be studying act and there are many moments the place I am like, “Oh, I might have executed that higher.” However on the similar time, I am nonetheless tremendous pleased with who I’m and who I used to be… this little child figuring life out, and it is actually enjoyable to observe. I am not too exhausting on myself for that.
Teen Wolf: The Film will premiere on Paramount+ on Jan. 26. This interview was edited for size and readability.
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