Digital Spy Interviews Kaya Scodelario About THE MAZE RUNNER

Kaya Scodelario on The Maze Runner: 'I never want to be the token female' - Movies Interview - Digital Spy

Kaya Scodelario had the great benefit of being the only female character in The Maze Runner film.  But she didn’t let that intimidate her and although she had her reservations at first, it seems that she didn’t regret that decision after meeting with the cast and director of the movie.  Here’s what she had to say in her interview with Digital Spy:

How does it feel being the only female on an all-male set?

“It’s fine actually, they’re all very lovely boys. They’re all very well-mannered. And they’ve been teaching me to be brave and manly. Yeah, they’re all really cool. A lot of my friends back home are boys so I do well with boys I like – roughing it with guys and being sweaty and dirty. It’s cool.”

Peering down the Box
Peering down the Box

What is Teresa like?

“She’s tough. The one thing I never wanted her to be was the token female who was just scared and everyone was protecting. She doesn’t need protecting. The first time you see her she has a machete, which I think is really cool. She’s tough, she holds her own and she also wants to find answers and she wants to know why she’s here.”

Describe Teresa’s relationship with Thomas and your dynamic with Dylan

“I love Dylan. He’s the cutest thing ever. He’s like my little brother. He’s very cool. It’s an interesting relationship between them. 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 of who put them there. They wouldn’t suddenly be like, ‘I love you’.”


How did you end up landing this role?

“A lot of my friends told me that there is this really cool script going around called The Maze Runner and I thought, ‘It’s going to be another stupid female role where she is in love with loads of people and she doesn’t know what to do’. They said, ‘No, she’s actually a really good female part. She’s really strong and intelligent and it’s exciting’. I loved the script. I found it really interesting. Then I put myself on tape because I was back in England; it was quite strangely done in that way as I didn’t have to fly out to America. Wes told me he didn’t want her to be a damsel in distress. I totally got that.”

Read the full article, which includes the challenges of playing Teresa and what she think of director Wes Ball at Digital Spy.

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