31st Mar2014

Video Interview: Shailene Woodley & Theo James talk ‘Divergent’

by Phil Wheat

Based on the worldwide bestseller, Divergent is set in futuristic Chicago where society is divided into five factions based on personality type, created to bring everlasting peace.

On a given day each year, all sixteen year olds must take a test and choose where they belong. For Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) the choice is not an easy one. In this divided existence where everyone must conform, Tris is Divergent – a danger and threat to this seemingly perfect world. Forced to hide this deadly secret, Tris chooses Dauntless and is drawn to her enigmatic mentor, Four (Theo James), who appears to both threaten and protect her. As a dangerous conflict develops amongst the factions, Tris must rely on her strength and courage not only to survive, but to save the people she loves.

In this interview for Nerdly, film correspondent Hayley Donaghy asks Shailene Woodley (Tris) how she first became familiar with the book and what drew her to her character…


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