Hypable had a chance to have an interview with Chris Sheffield, who plays Ben in ‘The Maze Runner’
Here’s a sneak peek:
What was the process like auditioning for Ben?
I was the very last one cast in the film. Wes Ball and the producers were already in Louisiana prepping the film, so I actually never met them before filming. I am so thankful and lucky to have a wonderful relationship with the casting director, Denise Chamian, and had been in for her before. I love her. I went in, got a callback, which was on tape for Wes and the producers, and a few days later I heard that I got the job and was heading to Louisiana! I remember my audition very vividly. It was a hybrid scene of the chase/banishment/changing and I remember imagining Chuck in that moment looking at me being banished and thinking, “You’re going to let this happen too? Please help me!…” and that really affected me.
There have been a lot of fun stories from set about how close the Maze Runner cast has become. Did you have a chance to bond with everyone? Do you have any favorite stories you can share?
Honestly, no lie — we are all friends, no — FAMILY for life. I always say, I feel so lucky to even be associated with this group of great actors, but more importantly these are the kind of human beings I always want to be associated with. We genuinely have such a bond for life. My two favorite moments are when I met everyone and when I had to leave them. I was the last to arrive at the hotel and they were all in the lobby and they didn’t know I was there for filming, so I just walked up to them (kind of nervously) and said, “Hey…I’m Chris…I play Ben…” They all ran up to me and hugged me. I was also the first to wrap on the film. After an all night shoot, we all got back to the hotel around 6:30 a.m. and they all stayed up to hang out with me until a car came to take me to the airport at 7:30 a.m. As the car pulled away, they all mooned me and yelled to me! I have it on video and it’s the best goodbye ever.
Go to link above to read the whole interview.
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