Wallows singer Dylan Minnette reveals decision to quit acting despite 13 Reasons Why success

Minnette also appeared in the 2022 film Scream and the Hulu mini-series The Dropout.

Pop Culture & Art May 27, 2024
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Dylan Minnette discussed his decision to take a break from acting in order to focus on his love for music with his band Wallows.

In a recent interview, the actor known for his role in 13 Reasons Why discussed his temporary departure from acting and whether he intends to make a comeback in the future.

“I was fortunate to find success in [acting],” Minnette expressed during his appearance on the Zach Sang Show.

“I was on 13 Reasons Why and it was really popular and definitely reached a peak in what I’ve had in acting. But it also started to feel like a bit of a job. I was in a very fortunate position, it was always fun for me, always really inspiring, but then it was just starting to feel like just a job.”

Minnette mentioned that his band and music represented another significant passion for him, and collectively, they aspire to push their musical journey “all the way as far as we can.”

“I feel like I’m in a position now where I can just kind of like do that for a while and get this the farthest it can be,” he added.

“The only way that’s gonna happen is if I put my 100% time and energy into it and take it very seriously and show the world that we all take this very seriously.”

Minnette describes following his passion for music as “what feels natural and inspiring.”

The versatile performer mentions that he's relishing his current pursuits and occasionally contemplates a return to acting.

Interestingly, Minnette recalls informing his team of his interest in resuming acting, only to discover that this decision coincided with the onset of the actor's strike.

Stepping back from acting, Minnette expresses that he is “starting to have more inspiration” and has “something to give artistically and creatively in other fields.”

“At some point, when we’ve fulfilled our Wallows duties and we’re all ready to take a break as a band, that’s when I’ll have the perfect inspiration to do something.”

Following his role in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Minnette appeared in the 2022 film Scream and the Hulu mini-series The Dropout.


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