Ian Bohen is one of the OG actors to reprise their role in Teen Wolf: The Movie, which is now streaming on Paramount+. For six seasons, he played Peter Hale, the character that fans love to hate.
In TEEN WOLF: THE MOVIE, a full moon rises in Beacon Hills and with it a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of banshees, werecoyotes, hellhounds, kitsunes and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a werewolf like Scott McCall (Posey), no longer a teenager yet still an alpha, can both gather new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.
“When the blowtorch happens, he’s lighting a cigar and it lights his face, and he says, ‘I’ve been known to light a spark or two in my time,’ I was just like, ‘Holy crap. We’re right back where we left off. We haven’t lost a beat,’ and Jeff’s voice for Peter is even more dialed in and dense,” Bohen expressed to me while thinking back to his character’s entrance. “I was in love with all the pages and I couldn’t wait to get back on set with everybody. Then, when we got there, we just did it and the reunion was unbelievable. And to be honest, I really want to do another one.”
“We’ve had a fantastic fanbase from season one, which started just about 10 years ago, and they have followed with us in time and in sequence as we age, they age, and the characters age all relative to each other in the same way. So when we pick up this new thing, they’re older, we’re older, but that means our dynamic hasn’t changed. So we still feel like we’re in the same space as we were 10 years ago, I get to interact a lot with people on Instagram and Twitter, and we go to conventions and I see the same people that I met a dozen years ago versus now,” the actor shared. “It feels tremendous to have them continue to care about something that we make that’s important to them and impactful to their lives. So that’s why we want to keep doing it because it means something, it’s an audience-based medium. For us, we don’t make it in a vacuum, it needs to be seen. Without that, it’s useless. So the audience is everything. They’re 90%, we’re the 10%, so we appreciate them more than anything. They’re so necessary that we can’t exist without them.”
We had a wonderful conversation about seeing the film for the first time at the premiere, which moments shocked him the most, the process of returning, continuing the story with more films, his idea for a spin-off, Peter’s journey on the show, and much more!
Watch my full interview below: