While covering the red carpet for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, we managed to corner the market in mid-80s teen remake coverage. In addition to our video interview with Footloose director Craig Brewer, we spoke to Ziah Colon, who takes over for Sarah Jessica Parker in the part in the remake. We also spoke to Criminal Minds creator and Teen Wolf Executive Producer Jeff Davis as well as his female lead, Crystal Reed.
During the interviews we discuss how Teen Wolf draws inspiration from both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and William Shakespeare, Davis’s most embarrassing high school moment, how a lily white boy can learn to dance and much more. Hit the jump for the interviews and a fun drinking game.
To play the drinking game, watch all of our 2011 MTV Movie Award interviews and take a shot every time I say, “That’s exciting!” to one of the entertainers. (Note, Collider.com cannot be held responsible for any cases of alcohol poisoning resulting from playing this game.)
- Davis explains how Teen Wolf is relevant again.
- 0:30 – Davis discusses the approach to humor in the show.
- 0:52 – Davis lists some of the other programs and books he examined for research while developing the series.
- 1:30 – Davis explains a few of the things that make Teen Wolf unique.
- 2:10 – Davis delves into his admiration for Buffy and discusses character arcs and big baddies.
- 2:32 – Davis reveals his most embarrassing moment from high school and how it actually came true.
- Colon talks about her character in Footloose.
- 0:14 — Colon discusses the pressure of taking over Sarah Jessica Parker’s role.
- 0:23 – Colon explains the casting process.
- 0:35 – Colon tells how she was not a dancer at the before making the film and how she learned to carry her three dance numbers.
- 1:13 – Colon gives me some tips on dancing.
- Reed describes her role in Teen Wolf.
- 0:33 — Reed explains how Teen Wolf’s season arc echoes Romeo and Juliet.
- 0:55 – Reed talks about doing her own stunts and learning archery.