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“I was kind of introverted. I had friends but they were with many different groups of people, so I was the president of my drama society, but I was also captain of the dance team, and then I was in science fairs and all that stuff. I wasn’t part of a certain crowd; I bopped around. I didn’t have a lot of girlfriends, I kind of kept to myself. I was a really good girl. My parents wouldn’t let me wear makeup or cut my hair or anything like that. That was kind of sacred. That was how I grew up.”

“My community was like ‘You’re selfish for being an actor and you should be doing things for God.’ But it’s something I love and I’m an artist, and I just never really fit in with that. So I moved to L.A. and I was just so much more comfortable here. And there are more people here who are universally accepted for who they are and that is really really important to me. Nothing infuriates me more than small-minded people. Nothing. I hate it. I absolutely hate it.”

2

“We are with each other 12 to 16 hours a day, and then we go home, and then on the weekends we all hang out some more. And we never get sick of each other. Ever. I’m slightly spoiled because I know that’s not how it is on every set. Well, I hope that’s how it is on every set—or that Teen Wolf goes on forever! Our cast is so honest with each other. There’s no drama. There’s no judgment. We just click. It’s like a family. And we are free and open and we burp and we share bodily functions.” (Crystal Reed about the Teen Wolf season 1 cast)

8

Don’t ever let anybody tell you you can’t. My mum and dad never wanted me to be an actress. They didn’t want me to be in acting at all. In fact, I remember telling them I wanted to go to college for theatre and my mum cried and said, “There’s no way,” and my dad sat me down very calmly one day and he said, “Why don’t you just go into broadcasting, and you can be a journalist. That’s acting, you’re reading your lines,” and I was like, “No dad, it’s not. That’s so sweet of you, but it’s not.” I had to overcome many things, many people telling me no. If you want it, and you believe in it, you have to do it. And I know it’s silly, and I know I’m kind of irrationally optimistic, but you have to be and you can’t really have another plan, because you’re going to fall back on it.

3

“Allison has a mini-breakdown where she says, “I’m always terrified,” or something like that. (…) I remember that there was something going on in my personal life, at that moment, so it was nice to have that be my release. That might be too much information. It was cathartic. Acting is really therapeutic for me, personally. That’s something that I’ll always remember. I don’t know how it’s going to look, but I gave it my heart and soul.”