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.”
The 22-year-old actress shared a few new pics from the set of The Moon and the Sun, which she’s currently filming in Versailles, France.
“The king has arrived @piercebrosnanofficial #daddycool,” Kaya captioned with a pic of Pierce Brosnan arriving on location.
Directed by Sean McNamara and based on Vonda McIntyre‘s fantasy novel, the film follows the tale of King Louis XIV (Brosnan), who is determined to protect the future of France by reigning for all eternity. His search for immortality leads him to capture and steal the life force from a mermaid (Fan BingBing), but soon his 18-year-old illegitimate daughter (Scodelario) discovers the mystical creature and strikes up a friendship with her.
The 21-year-old actress opened up to TribecaFilm.com about what it was like on set, why she wanted to be in the film, and more. Check it:
On taking on the role: “It was a lot of fun. For me, honestly it was actually the same as making an independent film in many ways. At the end of the day when you’re on set and you’re working; it doesn’t matter what environment you’re in. The work should still be of the same quality, and you should still put as much of yourself into it as you would anywhere else. But obviously there are nice positives – you get a lot more free food, which I really like. [laughs] There was chocolate all the time and cookies and stuff, which I thought was amazing.”
On the set: “The set was a great atmosphere, and the director, Wes Ball, was really fond of the idea of making this film. His energy just fueled you to work harder, and that’s important. I didn’t find the creative side of the project to be compromised by the money and the studio. Everyone behind The Maze Runner just wanted to make a really good, high quality film. And I think we achieved that. I had such a wonderful experience, much better than what I expected to be honest.”
On social media: “I try to keep my Twitter as personal as possible, so I don’t tend to tweet the interviews or photo shoots. That wasn’t why I started it. I use Twitter more to just get the crazy thoughts out of my head and put them out into the world. Maybe someone will like them or whatever. I’ve tried to keep it more about me as a person than me as a professional, but a lot of people do use it that way as well.”
TELL JJJ: Are you excited to see The Maze Runner next year?