‘Maze Runner’ Star Dexter Darden Talks the Initial Negative Response to His Casting, and Surviving Trump’s America

If you’ve watched the “Maze Runner” movies, you know who Dexter Darden is. He plays the ever-present Frypan, the Keeper of the Cooks.

But getting the role wasn’t all fun and games for the actor. Darden told TheWrap that his skin color was a problem for some fans. He also discussed the significance of him simply existing in Hollywood, as a key part of the “Maze Runner” franchise, in Donald Trump’s America.

“Originally, they weren’t very happy, because Frypan in the books...

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