Dylan Minnette Abandons Hollywood: Actor Leaves Career Behind For Unforeseen Reasons

Dylan Minnette Leaves Acting to Prioritize Music with Wallows

[May 28, 2024] – Dylan Minnette has announced his temporary departure from acting to focus on his passion for music with his band, Wallows.

In an interview on the Zach Sang Show, Minnette explained that despite the success he achieved in acting, particularly through his role in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, he felt it was no longer providing him with the same level of creative fulfillment.

“Acting became more like a job than a passion,” Minnette said. “It was great while it lasted, but the spark started to fade.”

Minnette expressed his desire to channel his creative energy into Wallows, a band he formed with his friends. With Wallows, he feels he has a platform to explore his musical talents freely.

“I’m in a position where I can focus entirely on music,” he stated. “I want to take it as far as it can go. I believe I have something to offer, and that’s through acting. I’m starting to feel inspired for that again.”

While he is not completely ruling out a return to acting, Minnette plans to wait until Wallows reaches a certain level of success and he has had a break from music.

“That’s when I’ll have the perfect inspiration to do something,” he added.

Minnette’s Journey from Acting to Music

Dylan Minnette’s transition from acting to music is a reflection of his evolving artistic aspirations. After gaining recognition for his roles in films such as Prisoners and Goosebumps, Minnette found immense popularity with the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

However, despite his success on screen, Minnette felt the need to pursue his passion for music. Wallows, which he formed with Cole Preston and Braeden Lemasters, has released two full-length albums and several singles. The band has toured extensively, performing at festivals and sold-out shows.

Wallows’ Musical Direction

Wallows’ music is characterized by a blend of indie rock, pop, and electronic elements. Their lyrics often explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, resonating with a wide audience of listeners.

The band’s debut album, Nothing Happens, was released in 2019 and was met with critical acclaim. Their second album, Tell Me That It’s Over, was released in 2022 and further solidified their status as rising stars in the music industry.

Minnette’s Future Plans

Dylan Minnette’s decision to focus on music does not necessarily mean he will never return to acting. He has expressed interest in eventually returning to the screen, but only when he feels it is the right time and he has something meaningful to offer.

In the meantime, Minnette is fully dedicated to Wallows and their musical journey. The band is currently working on new music and planning future tours.