8 Huge Movie & TV Roles Dylan O’Brien Surprisingly Failed to Land
Dylan O’Brien was born to be an actor. In addition to being the son of an acting teacher and camera operator, his ultimate goal in life was once to attend film school, which, of course, had to be put on hold when he came across the role of Stiles Stilinski on Teen Wolf. If that isn’t fate, we don’t know what is!
Between MTV success and YA-movie fame (HELLOOOOO, Thomas from The Maze Runner), you may think Dylan’s career is too good to be true. Believe it or not, the 26-year-old actor’s career actually isn’t a complete fairy tale. From missing out on a massive movie reboot to almost bringing a fellow teen heartthrob to life, some seriously life-changing — and maybe even somewhat odd — roles have managed to slip through his fingers. Here are eight of ’em:
Scott McCall, Teen Wolf
We all love Dylan as Stiles on Teen Wolf, but could you picture him playing Tyler Posey's character, Scott, instead? Eh... maybe?
Well, it almost happened! Or, at least, that's the casting Dylan originally went in for.
However, he spilled to Seventeen that he "couldn't help but keep wanting to read the Stiles parts [in the script]. I was just like, 'This guy is freaking awesome.' And I knew myself, and how I come off, and I'm way more like Stiles than I am Scott. And I love this freaking character. So I did that."
A bold move on his part, but it obviously paid off!