Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien spoke exclusively with Hypable at WonderCon 2014 about his his upcoming book-to-film adaptation and his dream role in a galaxy far, far away.
When asked which character he’d most like to play in his dreams, O’Brien replied “I always say ‘Han Solo’ for this one, so we’ll go with him, even though it’s all Harrison! Like, you go Harrison Ford! But in my dreams, Han Solo.”
Although it’s unlikely that O’Brien will ever get to play his dream role, it’s humble enough that he acknowledges this.
O’Brien also spoke about the differences between playing Teen Wolf‘s eccentric Stiles, and The Maze Runner’s Thomas. “It’s always fun to do something different. It’s difficult for me I think more [than playing Stiles]. Stiles’ energy is more my natural instinct.”
Thankfully, The Maze Runner fans shouldn’t let this worry them. The actor continued, “but then again, there’s so much of Thomas that I am too. It’s not that hard, and it’s nice to be able to be someone else.”
Directly comparing Stiles and Thomas, O’Brien stated, “Thomas is shyer and more internal, introverted, and just a much more subtle energy. He’s also very stoic and sheepish at first, but eventually becomes the leader, because that’s what he’s had inside of him this whole time.”
The Maze Runner comes out in theaters on September 19. The film is based off of the YA book of the same title by author James Dashner, and is directed by Wes Ball.
April 20th, 2014