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If you’re a Teen Wolf fan, you know that Shelley Hennig’s character Malia is known for her long gorgeous hair. Which is why when we saw her super fresh new short haircut, that she needed to come in for a Mane Muse shoot stat. With the help of Australian hair guru Kevin Murphy, we showed off just how versatile short hair can be.

“I was so excited that The Kevin Murphy behind the amazing products was doing my hair,” says Shelley. “He’s amazing! I’m really impressed with him. He can do anything with hair, it’s unbelievable.”

“The inspiration [for the first look] came from the 20’s and 30’s, but with a modern twist on it,” says Kevin, “you know changing texture and making it a little off.”

On the inspiration behind her short cut, Shelly tells us “I went to Europe last summer for the first time and I noticed everyone was so natural and effortless with their hair. I realized that my hair was so much work, and that’s just not me. I kept wearing my hair in a braid, and all I cared about was that my bangs were out. So then I kept thinking, what if I cut the braid? So I did!”
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Shelley Hennig may be fully embracing the horror genre, but she didn’t grow up loving scary movies. The gorgeous Louisiana native found herself in the pageant world during her childhood, and went on to earn the tile of Miss Teen USA 2004. It was after a few years in New York that she shifted gears and headed to Los Angeles to pursue acting full time. “There are only pros to working in TV and film,” she says. “You create a family with TV that you’re around all the time, and you can explore more genres and characters with film.”

Fast forward to 2015, where if haven’t spotted her as the badass werecoyote Malia on MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” you can catch her in the latest found footage supernatural thriller, “Unfriended.” “Nothing’s been done like this movie,” she says. “It’s definitely the most satisfying experience of my career.”

The brunette bombshell told us all about her dream roles, a little bit of confidence, and her “Bob’s Burgers” obsession.

When someone hands you a full scholarship you take it! Or at least I did after somehow winningMiss Teen USA. It was a scholarship to New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. I sucked. But I was determined to make this free schooling and free living situation in NYC worth it. Luckily I fell for acting intensely and have never looked back since.
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Inside the Santa Clarita, California set of Unfriended

When it came to making Unfriended, the super-scary social media thriller hitting theaters this week, things were different from the very beginning.

“The audition process was part of the start of me realizing how unique this project was going to be,” says the film’s star (and former Miss Teen USA) Shelley Hennig. “It was at the casting office, and I Skyped with another actor in a room in the casting office, while the casting director, writer and director watched on a third computer. I knew right there that this was going to be something off the wall, and I just wanted to be a part of it.”

Hennig got her wish, and things didn’t get any more traditional. The actress and her costars filmed the movie—about a group of friends being terrorized over the web by what seems to be their late friend—using unique laptop cameras and not on a big set, but in a house in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.
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Within the supernatural teen subgenre, Shelley Hennig has done it all. She’s played both hunted and hunter, mystically-powered and plainly mortal, and even the first damsel killed off to the last teen standing.

In her latest movie, Unfriended, Hennig stars as Blaire, a high school girl enjoying a breezy Skype session with her friends—that is, until an unfriendly spirit decides to pay their chatroom a visit. The murderous, trolling ghost exposes the friends’ digital dirty laundry (everything from cyberbullying YouTube comments to incriminating party photos) and starts killing them off one by one, even forcing them into playing a lethal game of “Never Have I Ever.” What makes the film stand out in a sea of disposable teen horror flicks is how it incorporates the technologically-entwined lives of today’s youth, as well as its unique setting—taking place entirely on Blaire’s computer screen via video calls and applications.

“My first audition was Skyping with an actor in another room and I just thought that was so bizarre and unique that it was love at first sight,” Hennig told The Daily Beast. “I’d never seen anything like it, and that’s why I was super interested in getting involved.”
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I hate Skype. I always thought the upside of a phone call and/or texting was the notion that I don’t have to see you whilst conversing. I can be in my pajamas or greedily eating a bowl of spaghetti or making a mocking gestures — and you’ll be none the wiser. Skype ruins all of that. Now I actually have to comb my hair. Also I’ve heard there may be some vengeful spirit haunting the site, knocking off people who did it (the spirit or the site) wrong. I’m not trying to hurt the app’s stock or cast aspersions on the technology. Just saying ghostly shenanigans happen — and maybe we should go back to only calling each other from hereon out. What’s that you say? One Missed Call… Is no technological device safe from the unwanted presence of some evil ghost/spirit/demon/Orwellian-government/mom? Oh well — maybe it’s best to not have any friends to begin with.

Based on a true story* (*according to me), Unfriended tells the age ol’ tale of a group of friends who play a practical joke on some poor girl, causing her to kill herself — in turn becoming a vengeful spirit that can infiltrate Skype (or whatever licensed knock-off the film could legally afford), wherein the pissed-off spirit offs her former tormentors in various grizzly ways in payment for their mean joke. Because these are sensitive times. Bullying is wrong. At WonderCon 2015, Producer Jason Blum, writer Nelson Greaves and the entire cast (Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead,Courtney Halverson, Jacob Wysocki, Will Peltz & Moses Jacob Storm) were on hand to promote Blumhouse’s latest horror flick. Below are highlights from the panel.
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The last time we were in Beacon Hills, a lot happened. Scott became a True Alpha, Peter was locked in Eichen House, Chris joined the Calaveras on the hunt for Kate, Derek became a full wolf, Kira got her first tail, and Braeden let it slip that she has some history with the Desert Wolf (also known as Malia’s mother). So when we pick back up with Teen Wolf’s fifth season, what will things look like?

“It feels like everybody finished their year of school and then had a summer and now they’re back at school,” Shelley Hennig said. More specifically, they’re back for their senior year. That is, if Malia makes it there. Between struggling with her school work and having an evil father now locked up, Malia might not be as strong as she seems.
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The supernatural thriller “Ouija” has summoned a box office win, ahead of Keanu Reeves’ actioner “John Wick.”

Universal’s séance pic scared up $8.3 million in the U.S. on Friday and has a weekend win in its future as it heads toward a $20 million opening. “John Wick” isn’t too far behind with $15 million, while Bill Murray’s comedy “St. Vincent” climbed into the top five as it expanded nationwide.

Directed by Stiles White and starring a crop of newcomers, including Daren Kagasoff and Olivia Cooke, “Ouija” centers on a group of teens who accidentally summon dark powers when attempting to make contact with a recently deceased friend.

It’s no surprise that the “Ouija” topped the box office, considering that Halloween is only a week away and that the film carries a PG-13 rating that broadens its appeal to its target audience of teens.

“Oujia” was produced for less than $5 million by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and micro-budget master Jason Blum for Universal in tandem with Hasbro.



Recently Jeff Davis sat down with Entertainment Weekly, where he answered a few questions on the finale and season 5 of Teen Wolf. He was asked about the Desert Wolf (who we found out through Peter that is possibly Malia’s mother), and even mentioned Shelley herself. Down bellow you will find out pieces of the article, where Jeff Davis mentions Shelley.

The mystery I’m obsessed with, as I’m sure many fans are, is the desert wolf. I’m sure that’s one of the main things you all want to explore going forward.
We’re definitely going to be working on that storyline next season. And Shelley Hennig has turned out to be such a great addition to the cast. She’s so funny. She’s had some of my favorite funny moments this season.

Was it when she said “deer”?
Yeah, exactly. [Laughs] It’s funny because she just emailed me yesterday and said, “I just ate deer. Not kidding.” [Laughs] So she’s somewhere in New Orleans I think, or in North Carolina, enjoying a meal of venison. Venison’s deer, right? [Laughs] She said she watched it with her whole family, and everyone laughed out loud at the line.


In the world of Teen Wolf, homophobia is nonexistent. Among the characters on the show, differences in sexuality are accepted with the same ease as differences in eye color. This gained the show a loyal pack of LGBT fans who have followed the adventures of Beacon Hills High School’s supernatural students over the past four seasons.

We recently sat down with several members of the show’s cast and asked them to weigh in on Teen Wolf’s inclusion of LGBT characters and the positive impact the show’s homophobia-free world is having on young viewers.

Shelley Hennig (Malia Tate)
On Teen Wolf depicting heterosexual and same-sex romance in the same light:
I like that we don’t make a big deal about it. It’s just a part of the show, and I think that’s how [the entire cast] looks at same-sex couples in life, because it’s normal to us.



Network Takes a Bite Out of the Convention Center Floor with First Ever “Teen Wolf” Themed Booth

New York, NY (June 26, 2014)—MTV announced today that its hit drama series “Teen Wolf” will return to San Diego Comic-Con for the fifth year in a row with a panel featuring series’ stars on Thursday, July 24.  “Teen Wolf” will also have a show-themed booth on the convention center floor for the first time ever.
Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, plus new cast members Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry, along with Executive Producer Jeff Davis, will once again take Comic-Con by storm, giving fans a can’t-miss panel in which they will share season four secrets, debut a new mid-season trailer and answer fan questions.  The panel will be moderated by Buzzfeed Senior Editor, Jarett Wieselman.

The “Teen Wolf” booth (#3729) will be open to fans all weekend long and will be highlighted by signings and special appearances by cast and crew.  The booth will also feature four full days of activations where fans can insert themselves into a custom character poster and create their own “Teen Wolf”-inspired monster. Additionally, MTV commissioned artist Swann Smith to illustrate a limited edition bestiary that serves as a full guide to the creatures of Beacon Hills.  The bestiary will be distributed for free throughout the weekend and Swann will be on hand signing copies at the booth.