Although Shelley Hennig first appeared on Teen Wolf last season, this year she’s a a mainstay. The former Days of our Lives star now plays Malia, a werecoyote who is a new member of Scott’s (Tyler Posey) pack, and also the unsuspecting bio-kid of Peter Hale (Ian Bohen). Currently, she is the object of Stiles’ (Dylan O’Brien) affections, which has fans divided over those who ship “Stalia” and those who want Stiles paired with someone else.
TVLine recently spoke with Hennig about what it was like joining an established show with such a passionate fan base. Henning said she’s only seen positive things so far, but knows that is not always case. She recalled:
Actually, I replaced someone on Days of our Lives once, and the fans hated me. She was a redhead, I was a brunette, they went nuts. Even at fan events, they were rude to me. [Laughs] But they got used to it, and they accepted it eventually. I hope Teen Wolf fans accept me because I’m having a really great time playing Malia.
Other fandoms have nothing on soap stans, so Henning should be just fine. What’s your reaction to Hennig’s new gig?