We’re just a few months away from The Maze Runner hitting theaters in September.
Actress Kaya Scodelario recently chatted with Collider.com about the flick and opened up about being the only girl in the cast, the books and more. Check it:
On the excitement surrounding the film: “I tried to go into it treating it like any other job which I think is what you have to do. I’m really lucky it’s a big Hollywood film and everyone really cares about it. Everyone wants it to be made because they want it to be a good story. They’ve put a lot of time and effort into it. It doesn’t feel as though it’s just here for the sake of doing another young adult film.”
On working with Dylan as Thomas: “I love Dylan. He’s the cutest thing ever. He’s so funny and sweet. He’s like my little brother. He’s very cool. It’s an interesting relationship between them. It’s very cool. There’s no romantic link. They’re two souls who feel a connection to one another but they’re so focused on trying to work out why they’re in this place and why they don’t have any memories and who put them there which is right. That’s what they would be feeling. They wouldn’t suddenly be like ‘I love you.’ They’re very much focused on the story in hand and in trying to work out why these kids have been put into this situation. And it’s great working with him. He’s got so much energy. He’s so much fun. I really love him. He’s a dude.”
On how much of the book series she’s read: “I’ve read the first book. I’m holding off reading the second and third book because I don’t want to know what happens. I think it’s great to be able to into something completely fresh and experience it. We’re so lucky to be filming on location. We camped out the first week here and all of us were like: “Oh God, this is terrifying!” The sound of nature and the snakes and spiders is really intimidating! I’m from London; I’m not used to that at all! You can feel the environment straight away; I didn’t feel like I needed to research anything which is good.”
On Teresa’s introduction in the film: “That was so cool! They gave me a load of tomatoes and rocks and I looked over and all the boys were there and I’m like: “I’m going to hit all of you!” And I started doing it and afterwards they were like: “Did you have more people up there?” I was like: “No, that was me!” I looked at the boys and they had tomatoes all over their faces. I loved shooting that scene. They actually re-wrote that. Originally there wasn’t any of that, she kind of just appears and they wanted to give her a really strong sort of “Here I am.” And it is very cool and a lot of fun to shoot.”