It’s almost ‘Insurgent‘ release time, initiates! Can you believe there are only 11 days left before we finally get to see the Divergent sequel? That sounds like just enough time to reread the book — if you need a little refresher — and re-watch the Divergent movie. It’s also enough time to catch up on the latest press junket interviews from the stars (Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, to name a few)!
Below we’ve posted the brand new interviews done by the folks at Flicks and the City. So pop some popcorn, make a tea, and get into ‘Insurgent‘-mode, fanpeople!
Shailene Woodley on the differences between Divergent and Insurgent:
“It’s a very different world than the first film. In general everything is bigger: there’s so much more action, the set design is so much richer, the sets are bigger, there’s more characters that are introduced, a lot of strength. And also a lot of emotional qualities that the first movie didn’t have simply because it was so busy in exposition describing the world. This movie really the had time to dig deep into the emotionality behind the characters and where they’re coming from.”
Theo James on the differences between Four in Divergent and Four in Insurgent:
“Four has developed quite a lot; that’s the nice thing about these characters is that they have the scope for expansion through all the books. In a way we see a different side of Four,” Theo reveals.
He also spoke about Fourtris, saying:
“I think their relationship is very unique and that’s what drew me to the story in the first place. They’re singularly devoted to each other, but then they are growing and changing as characters as the movie’s develop and as they develop as people. It’s also two people thrown together in a time of deep war and deep unrest, and I think it’s kind of interesting what that brings with it.”
What’s Ansel Elgort‘s favorite scene in Insurgent?
“I think the whole train sequence —running out of Amity, running through the forest, running away from Jai’s character, Eric, shooting at us and everything, and we jump on the trip, then we’re in a train car full of Factionless and there’s a whole fight scene in the train car — yeah, it’s epic. It’s really cool.”
How does Miles Teller view his character, Peter?
“I see Peter as a young man who’s starting to venture into adulthood, and somebody who’s kind of—along with everyone that age—is discovering who they are. I wouldn’t describe him as, you know, as purely a good guy; I wouldn’t describe anyone in life as a bad guy, either. There’s some redeeming qualities there, and I think what this script does is it balances that and it creates a complex character who, in the end, is even more complex than when the movie started. So I think he’s a bit misunderstood.”
Naomi Watts on what’s noticeably different between Divergent and Insurgent:
“I think the thing that’s noticeably different in Insurgent to Divergent is the emotion. There’s a lot of heart in it, and that’s all Shai — I mean obviously it’s there on the page as well — but she really bring something . . . really heartfelt and really moving.”
Divergent series Author Veronica Roth talks about Tris and Four:
“Well Tris and Four’s relationship is really based around mutual respect, and that doesn’t meant that they don’t have conflict, and that’s something that comes up a little more in Insurgent. So this is not a perfect relationship. They have different goals and different ways of achieving them. But they are also there for each other in the midst of a lot of emotional strife and change.”
Octavia Spencer talks joining the Divergent family:
“I have to say I’m excited to be a part of a family that’s already established, and the Divergent family. I’m a huge fan of the books, so the fact that I got the call and was invited to be a part of the movie family . . . well it just made my day.”