Tyler Posey On Returning To ‘Teen Wolf’ Six Years Later And Sober: ‘It’s Good To Be Around’

Now 31 and sober, Tyler Posey looks at his role as “Teen Wolf” through a new lens.

Talking with Variety At the premiere of Paramount+’s “Teen Wolf: The Movie,” the actor reflected on the nearly five-year journey of self-discovery and sobriety that led to his return as Scott McCall.

Just two years ago, Posey opened up about her sobriety on the “Just for Variety” podcast, telling host Marc Malkin about her struggles with substance abuse and how she had given up drugs and alcohol during the pandemic, but wasn’t “completely sober”. more.”

However, as he neared his long-awaited opportunity to reunite with the “Teen Wolf” franchise and his former co-stars, he revealed on the red carpet Wednesday night at the Harmony Gold Theater in Los Angeles that he is now clean. and sober once more.

“The older you get, the more comfortable you feel as a person, the more you adapt to yourself. And that’s what I brought to Scott McCall,” Posey said. Variety. “The last time we met Scott McCall, he was trying to be the hero and save the city from him every day from a new bad guy. He now he is really settled ”.

He continued: “That’s some of what I brought to the role. I am more present. I’m sober now and it was the first time I was sober on ‘Teen Wolf.’ I was a stoner before. I was always high. So it’s good to be present and fully aware.”

Colton Haynes and Holland Roden at the premiere of ‘Teen Wolf: The Movie’ held at the Harmony Gold Theater on January 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Gilbert Flores for Variety

The film picks up in the present day, with a new terror threatening to haunt the small Californian town of Beacon Hills. An adult Scott McCall answers the call to protect his hometown, assembling a team of new allies and trusted friends to ward off his deadly enemy.

Crystal Reed, Holland Roden, Colton Haynes, Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry also returned to reprise their roles in the film and were in attendance for Wednesday night’s premiere. Executive producer and writer Jeff Davis commented on the growth of its cast, some of whom started on the series as teenagers nearly 12 years ago.

“There’s a lot more depth to his performance, I would say,” Davis said. “We write them as adults. This time, I wanted to see what Scott McCall would be like at 30 years old. I wanted to see if he would be alone, if he would have a family and ask all those questions. And I really wanted to see Derek Hale [Tyler Hoechlin] as a father; What would he be like with a son?

Posey also praised Davis for crafting a storyline that became a “perfect storm of everything” that inspired such an enthusiastic fanbase that he was able to bring the pack together for the second time nearly six years after the show ended in 2017. .

It’s that same fan base that seems to have some members of the “Teen Wolf” crew convinced that the recent movie won’t be the end of the road for their story. Both Davis and several cast members, including Haynes and Vince Mattis, teased the possibility of a sequel.

“Jeff has been outspoken on several panels that there has been talk of wanting to do two more. I don’t know how that’s going to happen,” Haynes said. “To all the fans, just remember that it is never the end. If Alison’s character can come back from the dead, so can other characters. This is all I can say.”

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