“Colton Haynes’ – Explains Why He Left Teen Wolf, Arrow”
Actor Colton Haynes has revealed in a new biography why he famously quit MTV’s Teen Wolf in 2012, as well as why he departed The CW’s Arrow.
Shortly after Haynes’ resignation from Teen Wolf in 2012, rumours surfaced that his departure was due to a contract dispute. However, Haynes’ latest biography Miss Memory Lane delves more into the subject, stating that despite having a major role in the series, he was not paid as much as the rest of the ensemble.
“They didn’t want to pay me the same amount as everyone else,” Colton wrote (via E!). “Which, by Hollywood standards, wasn’t much to begin with, even if my working quote—the sum I’d get paid to appear on anybody else’s show—was higher than the majority of the cast’s.”
Haynes also claimed that the individuals who were representing him at the time were to blame for how horrible things turned out, claiming that he believes he wasn’t offered a higher wage because they didn’t like his team.
“It didn’t help that I was represented by a group of folks that made life a living misery for the Teen Wolf production,” Haynes added. “As a result, the producer refused to pay me the usual salary in order to retaliate against my team.”
Haynes went on to feature in The CW’s Arrow for eight seasons, portraying Roy Harper/Arsenal. Haynes, on the other hand, exited the series as a main character before the seventh season. While it was thought that his role was cut owing to Haynes’ contract with The CW expiring, Haynes discloses in his biography that he was actually suffering from melancholy and “couldn’t bear” working with one of his castmates, who he does not name.
“At the beginning of the year, I moved away from my full-time work on Arrow, ostensibly because my contract had expired,” Haynes explained. “But it was truly because I was miserable and couldn’t handle working with one of my cast members,” she explained.
Despite Haynes’ struggles on both shows, things are looking up for him, as he’ll be seen in the upcoming Teen Wolf: The Movie, which will premiere on Paramount+, where he’ll join Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan Sprayberry, and Tyler Hoechlin in reprising their roles from the original successful series.