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Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, I’ve added a handful of brand new stills from Divergent to the gallery. Be sure to check them out!
I’ve added three new stills from Divergent to the gallery–be sure to check them out!
I have added some screen captures from the teaser trailer for Divergent, which premiered at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. Doesn’t it look incredible? March just cannot come around quickly enough!
MTV – Shailene Woodley and Theo James did use talented stunt doubles for some scenes in their new movie, “Divergent,” an adaptation of a YA novel set in dystopian future Chicago, but in a lot of the action sequences were filmed by the actors themselves. That’s thanks in part to the realistic approach director Neil Burger took to the movie.
“I can say as a director that both of these guys brought such strength to the action. There’s a lot of fighting in the movie,” Burger told MTV News at San Diego Comic-Con. In the Chicago of “Divergent,” society is divided into five factions based on personality traits like intelligence and honesty. Woodley’s Tris is a teenage girl who transfers from her home faction of Abnegation (selfless) to Dauntless (fearless). James plays her Dauntless mentor (turned-love interest), which means the two of them spent plenty of time training and fighting together.
VANITY FAIR – Yesterday, Divergent stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James took Comic-Con by storm, premiering footage from their futuristic, adrenaline-fueled film at the San Diego Convention Center. But first, the duo, who play love interests onscreen in the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s best-selling young-adult novel, sat down with your blogger to discuss the dangerous stunts they had just completed on set in Chicago.
Before production began, both actors spent a month training for the physical challenges required of the big-screen adaptation, which details the grueling initiation process that Woodley’s character endures as she tries to join the “dauntless” group in a future society that divides people by their personality traits. James—the handsome British actor best known to us as Kemal Pamuk, the ill-fated Turkish diplomat who died suddenly in Lady Mary’s boudoir on Downton Abbey—did many of his own stunts, learning a hybrid style of fighting designed by the movie’s stunt coordinators and even severely injuring one its stuntmen.
“I had a fight scene, which happened very quickly,” he said. “It was, like, six guys coming at me doing various things. And unfortunately, one of the guys ended up getting 25 stitches in his face, which was not great, and I felt very guilty about it.” While Woodley did not fend off six attackers on set, she did do enough of her own stunts to injure herself. “I fell off a train and got two hernias,” the Golden Globe–nominated Descendants actress recalled nonchalantly.
MTV – The romance between pretty people Shailene Woodley and Theo James is something plenty of fans are looking forward to watching in “Divergent” the latest dystopian young adult novel to be adapted for the big screen.
“I kind of intentionally kept myself away from set on days when they were doing anything smoochy because I feel like that’s just awkward, like that’s just voyeuristic somehow,” Roth told a packed Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. That’s probably the opposite of how most of us would do things, but hey, the lady created those characters, so it’s her prerogative.
“Divergent” is set in a dystopian future Chicago, a walled-in, ruined city where the population is divided into five factions that devote themselves to personality traits like bravery, selflessness and intelligence. Woodley’s Tris is a selfless teen who transfers to the daredevil faction, and James plays her mentor. It shouldn’t be a spoiler to say that a romance eventually blossoms.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – In Divergent, the main characters are dealing with plenty of life-threatening situations after they join the Dauntless, a group of people tasked with being the warriors of society.
But one thing they don’t have to face is the undead.
So when the stars of the upcoming Summit film, Shailene Woodley and Theo James, sat down at Comic-Con with THR, we were eager to hear their own plans for survival for a zombie apocalypse.