I can’t hear you over Hoechlin getting to show range and act out Derek’s feelings resulting from the seventeen million headcanons he has about him and the almost innocent break in his voice when he was talking about hunters and the manic laugh and an emotional scene where Derek wasn’t silent and blank what
tyler hoechlin was just so fucking happy he got to act in this episode rather than be forced to be a sexy lamp. seriously, everyone gives props to dylan’s acting, but jeff davis definitely favours dylan and lets him grow in his role and takes his input seriously. while other actors have to jump through hoops to just act. seriously, jeff davis is tanking his own show and dylan o’brien’s privilege (being a white male who jeff adores) within the teen wolf production has given him the chance to act without being censored. from interviews, it’s been very apparent how little the actors get to input on their characters and in scenes while dylan does get the opportunity because jeff likes him. tyler posey, the main lead, doesn’t even get that. jeff davis hasn’t gone on record in any interview to praise teen wolf actors’ acting talent, other than dylan. jeff refers to posey’s ethnicity and his female actors’ good looks. dylan actually gets to input on his role. while the female actors don’t even know if their character will survive until the day they are shooting the death scene. so, yeah dylan is a great actor, but a lot of the behind-the-scenes has the odds stacked against the other actors who don’t get that much opportunity to be creative or even showcase their talent especially when the writers, directors and producers are not interested in showcasing their talent. it’s been very prominent that teen wolf wants to showcase dylan’s talent. none can be said for the other actors, especially the female actors and POC.