The original tweet — from @FilmUpdates on Twitter — reposted a Deadline story, which broke the news that Arden reportedly passed on the project after only being offered half the salary presented to other actors. Dylan's likes show Phil Yu's quote tweet response: "Arden said 'nah.'"
To catch you up to speed, a revival movie of the 2011 MTV series was first announced last September. And just yesterday, Paramount+ unveiled the cast list, which notably did not include Dylan, Arden, or Tyler Hoechlin, who played Derek Hale.
It's worth noting that Arden — who portrayed a badass kitsune hailing from Japanese folklore in later seasons, winning the hearts of both viewers and main character Scott McCall (Tyler) — is the only Asian actor in a predominantly white cast.
In fact, news of the pay disparity brought back memories of when her character was unexpectedly cut from the final season of the show. "Sorry that there were some interviews where I said I was excited for Season 6," she said in a YouTube video commenting on her discarded storyline. "I think at the time we were assuming we were back."
And it looks like Arden noticed her former costar's support, responding to a fan's tweet that "[Dylan's] a good one."
Fans also peeped the like, theorizing that Arden's unfair (and racist) pay cut could be part of the reason why Dylan didn't sign on to the project either.
Paramount has not commented on the matter, and Arden has yet to speak out about it directly. But we'll let you know if anything changes!
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