By the end of the month, Dylan O’Brien will officially have spent six years as the quick-witted, kind-hearted sidekick on Teen Wolf. And while you might not be ready to see the last of Stiles Stilinski, Dylan is actually pretty excited to move on.
He recently told Vulture,
“I’m excited to see what comes my way, see what I’m interested in next, and just see what happens.”
“It’s good, though, to not have that safety net.”
Plus, O’Brien is probably a bit relieved to have a break. Between Teen Wolf and the Maze Runner films, his life has been a bit of a juggling act the last few years.
“I’m excited to have more balance going forward. Like, I’m not somebody I don’t think who’s going to do three or four movies a year and feel like I have to constantly pump them out.”
And he doesn’t have to be. With the pressure studios and agents put on actors to crank out project after project, it can sometimes lead to lower quality performances and films. Not to mention that with O’Brien’s accident recovery lasting well over a year, he’s not interested in doubling his IMDB credits anytime soon.
As much as we’ll miss Stiles’s endearing attempts at flirtation with Lydia and his one-liners that have the power to save sub-par Teen Wolf episodes, we can’t wait to see Dylan’s rare talent introduced to the rest of the world.
The series finale of Teen Wolf airs September 24 at 8 PM.