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'Maze Runner' Actor Dylan O'Brien Responsible For Hollywood Stars Elle Fanning & Max Minghella's Obsession With BTS

by Jessica Rapir / Sep 10, 2018 07:07 AM EDT
Hollywood stars Elle Fanning and Max Minghella's admitted that they obsessed with BTS. Photo by BTS/Twitter

More and more international celebrities are getting into BTS craze. Hollywood stars Elle Fanning and Max Minghella are the new addition to the list. The two confessed that they are among the millions of fans who are obsessed with Korean boy band BTS and Maze Runner actor Dylan O'Brien is the one responsible for that.

The two are currently promoting their movie Teen Spirit at the Toronto International Film Festival. During an interview with MTV, Minghella and Fanning confirmed that they are both fans of BTS.

Fanning said it was Minghella who introduced her to the Bangtan Boys' music. The younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning also revealed that the actor/director particularly like BTS member V. Fanning, however, did not say why.

Minghella, on the other hand, revealed that his close buddy Dylan O'Brien is the one responsible for his BTS obsession. He admitted that his fascination with the K-pop group has been affecting his work too.

"It's not been a good thing for anybody in my life. I'm deeply obsessed. It has been my main focus. It was detrimental to the editorial of this film, to be honest. I was very distracted," he jokingly told MTV.

"[He was busy] learning the dance moves to DNA," Fanning teasingly said. Minghella then added that he would love to do a concert flick or documentary about the "Fake Love" hitmakers.

"I would love to do a Jon Chu-esque tour life [film]. That would be great," he said. Minghella is referring to director Jon Chu who helmed Step Up 2, Step Up 3D, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, and the latest hit movie Crazy Rich Asians.

Teen Spirit is Minghella's directorial debut. It is about a teenage girl who dreams to become a pop star. She joins an international singing competition that tests her integrity, talent, and ambition.

Minghella is known for his role in the Oscar-winning film The Social Network and in TV series' The Handmaid's Tale and The Mindy Project. Fanning's notable roles, on the other hand, was in J. J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama Super 8 and as Princess Aurora in 2014 movie Maleficent.

Meanwhile, BTS is currently in the U.S. for the North America leg of their Love Yourself world tour. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook will conclude their four-night concert in Los Angeles on Sept 9 before heading to Oakland. BTS will also make tour stops in Texas, Ontario, New Jersey, and Chicago before wrapping up the North America leg in New York on October 6.

Variety reported that along the singer Elton John, BTS became one of the top touring acts in the United States this fall. The Korean boy band also had the most dates on the list of top 10 selling shows this fall.

BTS recently released their latest album Love Yourself: Answer along with its lead track "IDOL." The album debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200. This makes the group the only K-pop act with two Billboard 200 toppers and the first group with two number one albums in less than a year since 2014. The record was previously held by One Direction with Midnight Memories in November 2013 and Four the following year.

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