TAK­ING A BITE OUT OF SCHOOL

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS -

IT’S not easy be­ing the only hu­man in a su­per­nat­u­ral high school clique.

You’re al­ways be­ing killed and com­ing back to life or be­ing pos­sessed.

But Dy­lan O’Brien (above), who plays a were­wolf’s best friend in teen drama se­ries Teen Wolf, wouldn’t have it any other way.

“That place is my home, lit­er­ally, in terms of be­ing an ac­tor,” says the 23-year-old Cal­i­for­nian. “I wasn’t an ac­tor be­fore that show, un­less you count a few months of au­di­tion­ing. I’ve re­ally looked at that as my act­ing school.”

O’Brien plays Stiles, whose world got hairy when his best mate Scott (Tyler Posey) was turned by a were­wolf. O’Brien was sup­posed to be the show’s comic re­lief and Posey the heart-throb, but O’Brien has won his own le­gion of ar­dent sup­port­ers – as ev­i­denced by the cheers he re­ceived at this year’s geek­fest Comic-Con.

Yet O’Brien swears that, un­like high school, the set of Teen Wolf is not a pop­u­lar­ity contest.

“It’s a re­ally rare thing with this cast: we all get along so well. I’ve made best friends for life.”

The school­ing is pay­ing off. This month, O’Brien is the lead in The Maze Run­ner –a po­ten­tial next Hunger Games-style fran­chise.

TEEN WOLF FRI­DAY 8.30PM, FOX8 By Neala John­son

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