Why Arden Cho Has “No Regrets” Turning Down Teen Wolf Movie

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Arden Cho, who played Kira Yukimura on three seasons of MTV’s Teen Wolf, turned down a role in the recently-released revival movie. Find out why she stands by her decision.

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Arden Cho is moving onward and upward. 

The actress, who appeared on three seasons of MTV’s Teen Wolf as Kira Yukimura from 2014 to 2016, does not appear in Teen Wolf: The Movie, which was released Jan. 26 on Paramount+, leaving some fans to question her whereabouts.

After a fan on Twitter suggested that the release date was likely a difficult moment for Arden, writing in part, “It’s probably a bit of a rough time for her, and she deserves so much better,” Arden responded and insisted she was doing just fine, thank you.

“Don’t worry babies, thanks for your support,” Arden tweeted Jan. 26. “Looking forward to better in 2023! Don’t be scared to walk away or turn down an opportunity if you know it’s not fair and it won’t make you happy! You deserve better don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Love you all, no regrets!”

In a May 2022 interview with The Cut, Arden revealed she turned down the role in the movie after finding out she was allegedly paid half of what her female co-stars were earning per episode.

At the time, E! News reached out to MTV and Paramount+ for comment and didn’t hear back.

“I wasn’t saying ‘no’ necessarily for me or because I was angry,” Arden explained. “I was saying ‘no’ because I hope that there will be more equality in the future.”

Arden also contended that the issue was far pervasive than just her specific circumstance, saying, “I could probably, off the top of my head, think of over 10 Asian American actors I know who were paid significantly less than their counterparts.”

The actress used her Teen Wolf experience to influence the decisions she made in her career moving forward, like starring on Netflix‘s Partner Track last year. 

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“It’s so different from the stereotypes, yet so relatable and real to so many strong Asian American women and minority women,” Arden told E! News in August 2022 about her character Ingrid. “I have so many friends who are so much like Ingrid. But people don’t know it, because they don’t see it, at least not in entertainment.”

Teen Wolf: The Movie—which reunites Teen Wolf stars like Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes—is available to stream now on Paramount+.

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