While promoting “Divergent” on DVD and Blu-ray, Hero Complex got the chance to talk with Shailene Woodley and Theo James not only about the success of the film but with the upcoming sequel, “Insurgent”. Seated beside his rumored boyfriend Theo James, the two shared some interesting details of their upcoming sequel which is directed by Robert Schwentke.
James pointed the evolution of both the characters and the actors during the filming of the second movie. He loves how Tris exudes the strength she has without losing her emotionality or femininity. Woodley, on the other hand, feels lucky to be with his co-star James in the trilogy. Aside from loving the art of filmmaking, the two are both happy being on set and looks at film making and selling in a very positive and the same note. Although the popularity is good for them, she also believes in staying humble and living their private lives privately; which the two actors share and talk most of the time.
Here’s the complete interview from Hero Complex:
Hero Complex: There’s been a lot of discussion about the importance of strong women on screen of late, but, as a recent essay on The Dissolve pointed out, those characters don’t always have enough to do on screen. It’s great that Tris is the engine that drives this story.
Shailene Woodley: That is one of the reasons I fell in love with “Divergent,” because Tris, she’s not a superhero, and she wasn’t born with superpowers or an ability to do things. She was born a normal girl and lived a very normal life for a long time, and although she had curiosities about Dauntless and these other factions, she was never able to exercise them in Abnegation. I love that the movie follows her arc and it follows this young girl who starts from a very vulnerable place and in the end is still in a very vulnerable place but a very different place internally. I love that you get to watch her grow and learn certain skill sets. She doesn’t know how to shoot a gun in the beginning of the film, and she learns it throughout the movie. I think it’s a great example of whatever your cause is for young girls that you don’t have to start somewhere, you can always aim to get somewhere. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…