Dylan O’Brien is having a big month. His next film, American Assassin, hits theaters Sept. 15, and on Sept. 24, Teen Wolf — O’Brien’s first-ever acting gig — will air its 100th and final episode on MTV. And yet, their release schedules are just about the only thing the two projects have in common.
In Assassin, O’Brien plays a young man whose life is destroyed when terrorists kill his fiancée. He then spends the rest of the film (and his life) acquiring a Liam Neeson-esque set of skills in the hopes of getting revenge. In Teen Wolf, O’Brien plays Stiles, Scott’s best friend, whose greatest weapon is his humor as opposed to hand-to-hand combat.
When O’Brien stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105), we asked which kind of role he prefers, which got him talking about his time as Stiles on the teen drama. “That was just nothing but fun,” he says. “I genuinely loved being on a teen supernatural show and getting to constantly like take the piss out of it as one of the characters. That was the dream. … I loved playing that character.”
Listen to O’Brien talk about Stiles, his plans for the series finale, and what it was like working with Michael Keaton on Assassin below: