'Not Okay' star Zoey Deutch says Dylan O'Brien's obnoxious influencer character is actually 'spot-on and realistic'

'Not Okay' star Zoey Deutch says Dylan O'Brien's obnoxious influencer character is actually 'spot-on and realistic'
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  • "Not Okay" star Zoey Deutch spoke to Insider about Dylan O'Brien's portrayal of a douchey influencer.

  • "I find him to be super realistic and not exaggerated at all," Deutch said.

  • The actress said that she's definitely "met people that are mirror images" of the character Colin.

Zoey Deutch said that "Not Okay" costar Dylan O'Brien's seemingly exaggerated portrayal of a fuckboy influencer is actually quite accurate.

"It's so funny," Deutch, who stars as Danni Sanders in the satirical film, told Insider on Friday. "I find him to be super realistic and not exaggerated at all. I find him to be very spot-on and realistic. I definitely have met people that are mirror images of him."

Dylan O'Brien as Colin in "Not Okay."
Dylan O'Brien as Colin in "Not Okay."Hulu

"Not Okay," written and directed by Quinn Shephard centers on a lonely, self-centered aspiring writer named Danni who works as a photo editor at a site called Depravity.

To boost her social-media presence and impress Colin, a douchey character who goes by @weedboiiicolin on Instagram, Danni lies about heading to Paris for a writers retreat.

When a series of terrorist attacks occur in Paris around the time that Danni posts edited images of herself in the City of Lights, she suddenly gets the online following — and attention from Colin — that she craves.

When the truth starts unraveling, Danni is forced to address the consequences of being a scammer.

Zoey Deutch as Danni and Dylan O'Brien as Colin in "Not Okay."
Zoey Deutch as Danni and Dylan O'Brien as Colin in "Not Okay."Nicole Rivelli/Searchlight Pictures

The movie, released on Hulu on Friday, marks Deutch and O'Brien's second film they've costarred in. Deutch and the "Teen Wolf" alum previously appeared in the crime drama "The Outfit," released earlier this year.

"He is a fantastic actor and he is so committed and I love acting with him," Deutch said. "We have very different processes and ways in, but for some reason, it really works."

Shepard shared similar comments in an interview with Insider on Wednesday, calling O'Brien "a fantastic actor."

The writer and director said that they "instantly clicked" during their first meeting.

Dylan O'Brien as Colin and Zoey Deutch as Danni in "Not Okay."
Dylan O'Brien as Colin and Zoey Deutch as Danni in "Not Okay."Hulu

"We talked about his dog a lot, but we also talked about Colin," she said, adding that they "were in mutual agreement" that O'Brien's character should have a blonde buzzcut.

"We just had a very similar worldview on who he was, who he needed to be in the film, the aesthetic of the character, the sort of balls-to-the-wall commitment to making him the most heightened and satirical character in the whole film," Shephard said.

"Even though he had never played a role like this, I knew he had tremendous comedic chops and he's just also an incredible actor and a very smart person."

"Not Okay" is now streaming on Hulu.

Read the original article on Insider