by Star Reporter Cassandra, age 15
One aspect that differentiates The Maze Runners from its peers in the teen movie space is its lack of romance.
While there were little bits and pieces of flirting between characters Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) throughout the original script, director Wes Ball decided to make the cut to be faithful to the situation the Gladers are in. It was one of the many things that Scodelario loves about the project.
"I liked the honesty of it. As a woman it was so nice to go into the project knowing that I wouldn't have to play that side," explains Scodelario. "For me
it was interesting to explore the role of a young woman who doesn't need to make friends. She doesn't need them all to like her. That's so great. It's against the grain with female characters in film and I really like that. Also, there'd be no time for them to go for a little walk in the forest together."
Her co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who plays Newt in the movie, agrees that the storyline was refreshing.
"There are enough emotions going around just within the Gladers themselves," he says. "I mean, not every teenager is in and out of love every time. I never fell in love as a teenager, and never had a girlfriend as a teenager. I personally loved that it wasn't there."
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