But what does the new kid in Beacon Hills think about all this? For the answers, Zap2it caught up with Sprayberry.
Zap2it: Now that Liam is both a wolf and a kid at a new school, what does this mean for him?
Sprayberry: You can expect to see him struggle through this new phase of his life as a new teenager and also now knowing that there are supernatural creatures in his high school. It’s definitely a thing to get used to.
Is this going to be a hard thing for Liam to accept?
He’s still a little bit in denial. I mean, that’s a hard thing to hear, that you’ve been bitten by a werewolf and that you could either die or become a werewolf. Either one seems pretty bad if you’ve just heard about it.
In his non-wolf life, Liam is a big lacrosse star. Is that a sport you knew before “Teen Wolf” or did they need to teach you?
They had to show me, definitely what to do, because I had no idea. Some people may think, “Oh, this is easy! Just throw the ball and catch it in a net!” It’s super hard. It’s a lot different from catching a ball with your hands. It’s a whole new deal.
Just like Liam is the new kid at school, you’re the new actor on the show. What has that been like?
It wasn’t bad, because I got to meet everyone beforehand. I worked with Dylan and Tyler in the chemistry reads, and I hung out on set before I started filming. Everyone was really nice and I got to see how great a set it was.
Unlike most “teenagers” on TV, you are actually in your teens. What benefit does that bring to Liam?
I’m closer to that age and I hang out with a lot of kids that are the age my character is playing. So I’m a little bit closer to the dilemmas that kids my age have, other than 25 year olds. Which is not a bad thing — we’re all actors, we know how to play someone else. But I definitely have more instinctual traits of a young teenager.
Were you a “Teen Wolf” fan before your casting?
I had not watched it. But then, when I got the part, I watched every episode in like three days. I watched three seasons — which was a lot — but it’s a really good show. I was like, “Is it going to be hard to watch 40-something episodes in three days?” I was planning on watching it in a week. And then I saw the pilot, and I was like, “I’m going to keep watching this!”
What would you like to see in a story for Liam?
Everything that they’re doing is great for me. I really like everything they’ve done. I definitely want to do some romance, because I’ve never had to play romance in any kind of show or movie or anything like that — especially because I’m just now a teenager. I’ve only been a teenager for a few years, so I can understand why. But it’s now the time where I can play that, so I really want to try.
“Teen Wolf” Season 4 airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.