Crystal Reed Speaks Out: Why She Left 'Teen Wolf'

Crystal Reed Speaks Out: Why She Left 'Teen Wolf'

JJJ is still reeling over Allison’s shocking death on Teen Wolf last night and wondering just why actress Crystal Reed left.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the 29-year-old actress opened up about her decision.

“I love the art. And I felt like, creatively, there were things I wanted to do differently, and I wanted to explore other avenues of film and TV,” Crystal explained. “I wanted to jump into different characters. You know, I’m 29. So I think the age difference was something I wanted to change as well because she’s 17. I love the show so much. So I went to Jeff [Davis] and talked about it and he said, ‘We’ll write you a great ending.’”

Crystal continued, “It was really difficult [to leave]. The last week was really hard because I have spent so much time with these people and with the crew and with the cast. I didn’t expect for it to be as difficult as it was. I remember driving to do a scene, we were supposed to shoot in Long Beach, and I was crying the entire way and I remember calling Jeff and saying, ‘I don’t think I can do this. I don’t think I can let her go.’ And he said, ‘It’s going to be great’ and said the most beautiful things to me. Still, it was really difficult. It’s so hard for me to say goodbye to her. I really love her.”

ARE YOU SAD that Allison is gone from the show?

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  • Chris

    I’m heartbroken. They lost a truly wonderful and strong female character. I’m really gonna miss seeing Crystal on Teen Wolf.

  • asdfwerf

    What I’m sad about is YOU SPOILED IT FOR ME YOU EFFING A**HOLE!


    I cant believe she left the show… She will be missed very much. But i hope next season she comes back.

  • vanillachae

    i loved it

  • http://website khris

    I love crystal reed shes amazing i cried when she diedand i will miss her forever i hope she comes back and i hope no one else dies

  • http://website khris

    Love u crystal reed

  • Asadperson

    I cant deal with this im so depressed please come back crystal it hasnt even been 24 hours and im not even myself .

  • Abby

    NO CRYSTAL HOW COULD YOU!!! Your only 29 and there’s still plenty of opportunity for you and the show. I started watching last week and loved it!! More people continue to love it and there’s no show without you!!!! This happened in the old tv show being human, they killed off 3/4 main characters, once the one leaves the rest go gradually like leaves on a tree. You haven’t even made 4 seasons yet!!!! Plus Kira’s character isn’t even close to good enough. She needs to be resurrected or something, it’s a terrible choice to leave something your so good at and love. You have great talent and might find more opportunities but only half of the actors/actresses that leave tv shows like this are ever seen again, stick to what you’ve got! WE NEED U!

  • nikki


    You’re right on with this one.

  • Carol Mullins

    We will certainly miss Allison, but the fact of life is that actors do choose to move on eventually and we need to respect Crystal’s choice. Good luck in whatever future riles you choose.

  • Daniela

    I’m very sad Crystal left the show. I was wishing she’ll get back together with Scott. Please come back Crystal, the show needs you!!

  • shina

    i never wish allison should leave the show,but it is what she want she also have her reasons for leaving and i really respect that..i love allison argent.

  • k

    not a fan of teen wolf, but I love crystal reed. k

  • night magic

    i cant believe such a important character is gone and the she wanted to leave the show .im in shock !

  • shine

    I hope they bring her back because its not going to be the same with out Allison . we understand that she wanted to leave the show so we all got to support her people ….

  • amir

    oh alison was very great in teen wolf
    what film will she act?

  • amir

    please come back crystal

  • sam

    man, am i sad???? , i cried lyk a bloody baby….wonder wat season 4 will luk lyk

  • Laura

    Well..what can I say… You all know what happened to The O.C when main character Marissa was killed off the show.

  • anon

    @asdfwerf: if you want to avoid spoilers, stay off the internet until you watch the show!

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  • http://website khristian

    Hey nicki

  • http://website khristian

    Hey nicki is that u

  • http://msn Skylar

    I’m really going to miss Crystal on Teen Wolf. She was so amazing and awesome on the show! Allison’s death scene brought me to tears. Allison was one of my favorite characters on the show…
    But, I do understand that she would want to be in other movies and TV shows…
    You will be missed Crystal… <3 <3 <3 <3

  • Allisonmccall

    Whyd you have to leave like nnoooo, you were the only reason I watched the show, you need to get ressurected… Please Kira may be pretty but in no comparison to you, you’re perfect you fit the role and made the show a hit noooo you are Scotts anchor. Heeee luvvv you please im bawlin my eyes out right now.

  • Allisonmccall

    Nooooooooooooo come back! !!! </333 I'll make tacos fo ju. Please finish the show its just 1 more year come on. Its not teen wolf without you. You're the bae the best. Like girl you were amazing. You was flawless. Like girl I bought 15 boxes of tissues cause I was (still am) Bawlin my eyes out like come back. Crystal Reed+Teen Wolf= SUCCESS, Teen wolf- Crystal Reed= CRYYYY

  • DM

    They might as well cancel Teen Wolf because of Allison leaving the show. The same thing happened with Ghost Whisperer and it ruined the show and the ratings plummeted.

  • Robert

    I didn’t realize that she was that old, so it was time for her to leave the show. Age will start to become apparent soon as others hit 30, but it will most likely end in the next few years. Can’t stay 17 for ever.

  • http://twitter Nadia

    @Abby: I agree crystal is an amazing actress and I watched the season 3B when she dies and it’s so sad omg!…and I think Kira should leave the show she’s not the right person to be acting on the show with Allison gone it’s not ever gonna be nice now and I followed it mainly coz she acted there

  • http://twitter Nadia

    The show isn’t going to be the same without crystal I love her so much! She was the biggest part on that show and teen wolf is amazing but now with allisons death it’s not gonna be really great now the whole reason I started watching it was coz of her and they should take kira of the show first of all she don’t even suit the role and isn’t a good actress so they should bring back crystal and scott loves her and only her they make the best couple xx

  • http://google Ashley Willis

    Love you ever since season 1 really brought me into tears when you died love crystal reed from number 1 fan Ashley

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  • Daniel Bleez

    I can’t watch Teen Wove’ again Till my admirable gorgeous sweety is back. I mean ALLISON (Crystal Reed) I love you forever and hope to meet you, Amen.

  • http://twitter samson

    am missing allison argent ,because she the one that i know that will possible be perfect for scott mccall..please come back because he loves you,i hope you come back

  • jewel

    Crystal in case you’re reading this, I recently googled you to see how leaving teen wolf paid out, but no news on anything. If you’ve got nothing at the moment, why don’t you please go back to teen wolf, they could write something like you coming back as a supernatural., this time stick till the end, Doesn’t limit you in anyway. You are very talented, I wish you the best in your future.

  • azriensherman

    I wish Allison could come back to life from death!!!!! Very sad!! Scott and Allison were really cute together!!!!!

  • azriensherman

    @jewel: great!!

  • Robert

    She’s a fool for leaving, and now I think she knows it, she done NOTHING since she left, her last movie is still filming and she’s not even the star. When will new comer actors learn that you can’t leave your contractual obligations only after a couple of years on a TV show and think your going to be a Big Movie star. Crystal should have fought for her character not to be killed off, all she did was box herself into a corner, now the only way she could ever come back to TW is as a werewolf.

    • Chey

      I agree 100% with you, that she should’ve never asked to leave a show that is going SO great. And I haven’t really seen her act in other movies/shows. Also she did say that she was 29 playing a 17 year-old, the people that do casting shoulda went for someone that was at that age so there would be no problems. If she does return it would be very interesting though to see how Scott would deal with Allison returning.

  • alize

    I think she should come back she was my favorite they should
    D do one where she acted like she died and a couple years or whatever she comes back to scott

  • jesse

    I was realy sad that she’s leaving. she is my favorite person. I still hope she is comming back but I no that she is not comming back

  • Steve Kioussis

    Wow! She’s 30 and played a teenager that’s awesome!! Good for her she’s hot! Amazing that she can pull that off very impressive!!

  • mohed

    that`s was really , despicable lowly mean ,, move to do
    and very cruel to us , viewers
    i was watching that serial because of her
    i was shocked
    still am .
    very low of them cuting her out .

  • nat

    Was very sad to see her leave, I’d like to see her come back.

  • Maddy

    I really want her to come back, there are other characters that have come back and she was my favourite, the other day my friend asked me who my favourite character was and I started balling eyes out because I miss her so much, even thinking of her right now I want to cry

  • AshleyOwns

    She’s woken up .

  • Lahiru Sachintha

    Yes I want to see her again and again