Fangirlish chatted with the cast of The Scorch Trials about on-set injuries, when they visited the set last fall. Here is what Kaya had to say on the subject:
Though Kaya Scodelario “had it sweet last time” and avoided injury, the Scorch was not as kind to her. Just a few weeks into shooting, she was already experiencing back and knee problems. “It’s been physically so much tougher than the first one, and we’re only on week three, but that’s kind of great,” she said.
Kaya’s dedication to making Teresa even more of a badass in The Scorch Trials also brought about some suffering in the name of art. “We’ve done a lot of climbing up sand dunes, running down sand dunes… I’m barefoot for a lot of the movie, so that’s been kind of cool for me. I have this image of Sarah Connor in Terminator 2 when she’s running down the corridors barefoot, and I just love that scene. I wanted to have that Sarah Connor moment.” While we can’t wait to see Teresa slay in the Scorch, running sans shoes isn’t the safest thing one can do on a film set. “I pulled my toenail off yesterday because I ran into a bolt that was sticking up out of the floor,” Kaya said. But rather than letting the injuries get her down, Kaya used them to further channel her character, Teresa. “I like the imagery,” she said. “You’re like, ‘I’m working hard. This is good.’”
If there’s one thing fans of The Maze Runner should look forward to seeing in the sequel, which picks up immediately after the events of the first film, it’s getting to spend more onscreen time with Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), the lone and mysterious lady who was inexplicably dropped among the male residents of the Glade.
Scodelario readily admitted that Teresa’s character development in the second book/second movie is the reason she wanted the role, among other on-set revelations which include the British actress’ explanation for why Teresa joins the boys on their journey through The Scorch – a big change from the book – and why her self-described lack of physical fitness and unhealthy lifestyle finally caught up with her during filming.
So how was it, I know that you were the only girl on the set last time. How was it having a whole bunch of girls on the set this time? Just more people in general.
It’s just more people in general. My colleagues are my colleagues, my friends are my friends. It’s never been male or female. I never felt like the only girl last year, I felt like just a part of the group and one of the friends, and now we just have more friends and it’s really nice. They’ve kind of come into the group really nicely, we all hang out together, we all cook together, we are all having just as much fun together. They’ve just all kind of mixed really well, and it doesn’t really matter if it’s a male or female, as long as it’s a person you’re excited to work with and it’s nice, then we kind of welcome them with open arms.
Hypable visited this set of The Scorch Trials last fall, and chats with Kaya about YA-bending relationships:
On Thomas and Teresa’s relationship: ‘It goes against the grain’
“What I’ve always kind of loved about their relationship and the reason I wanted to do this job is because it kind of goes against the grain. There’s no romantic element and there doesn’t need to be. Because there isn’t time. These kids are all about surviving and taking the next step during whatever situation they’re in. So we don’t have a moment where they walk off into the forest and kiss. Because it’s ridiculous. It’s not how women work.
“We want to survive just as much and we want to fight just as much. We pick up in the same sort of circumstances. This movie for me is a giant chase. They’re chasing and running against time and they’re running against Cranks and Wicked and there’s all of these elements going into it. So again, it’s all about them trusting each other, trying to bring the group together a lot more, and getting on with it. So we’ve kind of again tried to stay clear of the romantic element because — I mean their connection to me is so special. I have a lot of male friends and it’s the same kind of connection I have with them. And that doesn’t mean that we have to kiss. It just doesn’t. It’s not the world we live in anymore. And for them it’s just simply that there isn’t enough time.”
As previously posted,Tiger House will be arriving on DVD August 31st. UK residents can now pre-order the DVD from Amazon. The film will also be available on-demand on September 1st. Tiger House will be making its way over to the US this fall for a DVD and on-demand release of November 3rd. Stay tuned for pre-order details.
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