Arrow's Stephen Amell, Beauty And The Beast's Jay Ryan and Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien for Bullett Magazine‘s 'Meet Primetime TV’s Newest Heartbreakers' feature.
Here is what Stephen had to share with Bullett.
On what drew him to Arrow
It came up during the grind of pilot season. It was still January when I was cast and normally pilot season doesn’t get going until February. It was just an opportunity to play a superhero. I didn’t know much about the mythology of Green Arrow; I didn’t even know that Green Arrow had existed on Smallville because I had never seen the show. I mean, I was a comic book fan growing up, but I just wanted to go have a good audition. Once I saw that there was interest, I met with a lot of the creative team behind it and I started researching people—the director of the pilot, David Nutter, and the producing team—and became so excited that I couldn’t contain myself over the next four or five days.
On being a spin instructor
When I first broke into the acting industry, I taught spinning classes to support myself. The first acting job that I ever got, I had been acting for about three or four months. Remember that show Queer as Folk?
Here is what Jay had to share with Bullett.
On being a clown for pay
[Laughs] When I was 16, I had no work so there was this ad in the newspaper for becoming a clown. That’s a really odd job to see in the paper and I didn’t know if it was legit or not so I just called out of curiosity, and it was! I met this random guy who was both a magician and clown. I had done a lot of theatre at the time, so I found his work kind of interesting. The art of clowning goes a long way back, you know. The guy took me in and showed me all kinds of magic tricks and revealed how they worked. I used to always ask magicians how they did tricks and they never gave it up, so it was cool to be on the other side. I did it for about six months until I realized that I hated Sunday mornings with little kids. Kids can be very challenging; some of them appreciate the tricks, but some ask too many questions or are never satisfied. I found that a little stressful, so I went back to being a teenager and sleeping in. [Laughs]
On using magic tricks to impress a girl
I have! But I don’t know if it really impressed her—it probably drove her away. But I learned how to make animal balloons. I got really good and knew how to make a poodle, bouquets of flowers, motorcycles, swans…it became quite a creation.
Here is what Dylan had to share with Bullett.
On his first love
I was in high school, I think. It’s the first time that you start thinking of one of your girl friends as more than just a friend and you just think about her all the time and are obsessed with her and think she’s really pretty and just want to hang out with her always. And then you start trying to process those feelings. That’s literally what the film is all about: trying to understand all those emotions you first have when you have no idea where they’re coming from.
I think I’ve gotten lazy. No, I know I’ve gotten lazy. I think it’s because I have a super fast metabolism anyway, so I won’t get fat if I don’t work out. I used to work out. I get away with just being extraordinarily skinny. Like, I have to work hard not to be skinny. I have to try to put on fat by eating, like, three ice creams a day.