In an interview with Indiewire, Kaya Scodelario, who plays Teresa, talks a bit about the uniqueness of THE MAZE RUNNER compared to other films she has been in.
It’s not your romantic love triangle typical trilogy thing, it’s very edgy, it’s quite scary, action-packed. It’s the first one of that sort of films aimed at a male audience, which I think is really cool, I think a lot of young guys are going to relate to it. And it’s the director [Wes Ball]’s first feature, he’s only ever done a short before, and he’s been given this massive trilogy to do, and he’s basically going to do whatever he wants with it. Like he announced that I was in it over Twitter, I just love that. He’s just gonna do it his own way.
She also talks about the physical aspect of the role.
I get to do loads of running and killing and jumping around and things, which I’ve never done before, I’ve never done action and physical things, so I’m looking forward to pushing myself to see if I can stop eating fry ups and get healthy.
You can read the rest of the interview, where she talks more about THE MAZE RUNNER, her roots in being a TV actress and two more of her upcoming films on The Playlist.