Photography by Bella Howard for 'Nylon'
The summer entertainment season is upon us, and with it comes Nylon's annual Young Hollywood Issue. Colton Haynes, with supernatural (Teen Wolf) and super hero (Arrow) experience under his belt, is on the list for his upcoming disaster film, San Andreas. The film will be a great personal accomplishment for Haynes, who has wanted to be in a film alongside his co-star, Dwayne Johnson, for years.
Colton Haynes on how his "wall of positivity" paid off:
"In 2009, I added: 'I want to do a movie with Dwayne Johnson.' I've watched Dwayne since I was a kid because of wrestling, and now my first film is with him. He's the nicest person I've ever worked with. It was perfect. I want to go back. I hope the movie does well so we can do another one.
Ruby Rose on why coming out at and being bullied at school:
"I came out at 12, and though my family was very supportive, it wasn't the same experience at school. I was bullied, hospitalized, and made to feel isolated and less than. But something deep down kept telling me to stay strong and fight for my life--it really shaped who I am. I don't know who I'd be if my journey to this point had been easier than it was. I just know I wouldn't change anything."
Avan Jogia on why poetry feels "naked":
"I play piano, I play guitar, I play a little bit of accordion. I write music. I write poetry. I write short stories. I think poetry is the most naked one. I've done slams and stuff like that. It's just really naked, which is scary. But anything that scares me I want to do."
Check out the Haynes' interview and the rest of Nylon's Young Hollywood list that also includes Alexis Knapp, Will Petz, and more here.