I saw Sean’s post on Facebook asking people to post their thoughts. My comments are my honest perspective —
Caught Sean in Not Another Gay Sequel. The film was terrible, but Sean had amazing screen presence. Basically, he was the only good thing about the film. Again, I thought he was appealing in I Was A Teenage Werebear as well.
I do think he needs some work as an actor, but screen presence isn’t something they can teach you. Either you have it or you don’t. Sean definitely has “it”.
I can tell he is working hard to grow as an actor and to tackle a variety of roles, BUT on the other hand, I think he is often miscast. I see Sean more in the Zac Efron vein. That’s not to say he can’t tackle a dramatic part, but it needs to be more in the Charlie St. Cloud vein so that he can show that balance of drama and being a young, appealing actor.
Going off the trailer alone, I think this role is all wrong for him. I get it. He wants to show range, but at the same time, it strays too far away from what he does best. He has a bright, appealing presence on screen and this part seems like too much of a downer. If there had been more of balance between the two, it could have been an amazing part for him. Maybe there is?!? Who knows? Going off the trailer though, there doesn’t appear to be though and these days, trailers tend to give everything away.