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Dylan O'Brien speaks about his return to acting following the accident on the set of 'The Maze Runner'

Daveena Kataria Tuesday 12 September 2017

Dylan O'Brien, perhaps best known for his role as Stiles on MTV's 'Teenwolf' returned to work this July following a life threatening accident on the set of 'The Death Cure', the final film in 'The Maze Runner' saga.

The incident saw O'Brien off work for six months and left various film producers wondering whether the talent would ever return to Hollywood to continue pursuing acting. For the actor himself, the worst part was psychological. "I had lost a lot of function, just in my daily routine. I wasn't even at a point where I felt like I could handle social situations, let alone showing up and being responsible for work every day. Long hours on set, delivering a performance and carrying a movie ... it just makes your palms sweat", he told Vulture.

Six months may sound like a lot, however O'Brien speaks of how he still remembers that time as though "it was five years of (his) life". During those months, production teams were pretty much left out of the loop. There were attempts to push back the production of 'The Maze Runner: The Death Cure', with the hopes that the actor would quickly recover, although this was not the case. In fact, O'Brien seriously considered letting production continue without him.

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Dylan O'Brien

O'Brien's return to Hollywood was marked by the filming of the last series of 'Teenwolf' and the beginning of 'American Assassin', a project the actor had signed on to before his accident. The film is due for release this November, so it won't be long before we see O'Brien, who will play protagonist Mitch Rapp, on our screens once more.

'The Maze Runner: The Death Cure' is not set for release until 2018.

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