On June 5 2021, it will be 10 years since Dylan O’Brien debuted in Teen Wolf, one of the greatest work of his career. Subsequently, the series would become a major turning point for the actor, who was 20 years old at the time, leading the actor to his lead role in Maze Runner.
After working on such important and popular projects, the actor might wonder what the future holds for him. In an interview with CinemaBlend, the actor talked about an existential crisis before the age of 30.
However, he has just debuted in the acclaimed action film Love and Monsters, which proves he won’t be off the big screen anytime soon.
“I felt like I was in this transition phase of my life which was, you know, kind of a post-20-year crisis. For some reason, it was like me and this script were meant to be. I remember reading and thinking, ‘I’m this guy now.”
In addition to his role in the action movie, O’ Brien is at the head of another thriller titled Flashback. While talking about accepting the role for the film, he shared what attracted him to the character:
“You know, there were a lot of personal things combined with things at one point in my career. I was both so accomplished and happy with these things, like, supernatural and surreal that I had experienced in terms of where my career brought me. I had all this confidence, accomplishment and beautiful people in my life – amazing things to experience when I was young. But at the same time, there were many things in my personal life that were not verified and kind of neglected for a while.”
Flashback tells the story of a man named Fred Fitzell (O’Brien), who is obsessed with finding his high school sweetheart, with whom he used to take an experimental and mind-blowing drug called Mercury.
As the 29-year-old actor said in his interview, he was dealing with a time of transition in his life when the script came to his hands and the script captivated him.
According to the actor, it was not easy to balance the great success of Teen Wolf and Maze Runner, along with being in his early twenties. Thus, Flashback certainly seemed like the right project for the actor at the time, as it aligned with some personal aspects of his life before turning 30, which will happen soon.