The Teen Wolf star looks ruggedly handsome in the mag and gets candid about his new movie The Maze Runner, his rise to fame and his true passion. We must say the star has gone from adork-able to leading man status in the blink of an eye. I’m loving the grungy vintage style of the shoot, it definitely suits him.
The 22-year-old might just be Hollywood’s next heartthrob, but he isn’t forgetting his MTV ties, which almost hurt his chances of starring in The Maze Runner. The films director, Wes Ball, thought that Dylan was “too MTV” for the leading role. But Dylan proved them wrong, and is now living out one of his dreams. ”I’ve always wanted to do action movies.” Dylan revealed. ”I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan. And now I know firsthand that if a stunt coordinator offers you a pad to wear or land on, you take the pad. I throw my body around like a rag doll!”
It isn’t all just about stunts on The Maze Runner set, Dylan also takes his craft very seriously. ”I host rehearsals outside my hotel room every night, and we’ll all run our scenes for the next day. I have a little buddy relationship with every single one of them,” he says of his cast mates.
Dylan’s leading man status is a far cry from his childhood growing up in New Jersey. After moving to California and graduating from highschool, he originally considered pursing sports broadcasting and working for the Mets. ”I ended up receiving a surprise scholarship for sports broadcasting from YouTube videos I’d posted,” he says. “It’s so crazy how I ended up acting.”
Although Dylan is currently living out his dream on the silver screen his number one passion might always be baseball. ”I’m such a baseball guy over everything else. Even when they’re not playing for the six months out of the year, it’s all I pay attention to and it’s all I care about,” he raves. ”My Mets are insanely precious to me. I watch every single game. Even if I get home at 2 AM, I will put on the game. It’s crazy.”
Dylan might be a little too busy to pull an all-nighter watching baseball with The Maze Runner due out next month. It seems like his star is really about to blow up. We don’t think he’ll have any problem staying grounded though. ”I’m 22 and still think I’m young as an actor. I have so much to learn.”
To read more from Dylan’s interview head on over to Teen Vogue.com. Launch the gallery to see more pics of Dylan looking hunky in the magazine.