Sunday 24 February 2013

Shailene Woodley on Four: 'No Feminine Actors, Please"

From MTV: "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" actress Shailene Woodley has been cast as Tris, and now fans are itching to know who will play love interest Tobias "Four" Eaton. The latest from the casting rumor mill has it that Lucas Till, Alex Pettyfer and Jeremy Irvine are in the running for the role, so when we caught up with Woodley at the Sundance Film Festival, where she was promoting her film "The Spectacular Now," we had to ask how the Four casting process was going.

"Dude, I want to find him. We have been doing some tests. We've been doing some auditions," Woodley said. "We'll see what happens. As of now, we have been scoping out the land. There are a few in particular — two guys — that I think are really great."
Though Woodley didn't name names, she was specific about what traits a would-be Four should possess.

"The thing about Four is that he has to be a man. No feminine actors, please," she said. "You cannot walk in that room in pretty little boots and pretend you're a man. I'm sorry. You need to walk in there, and you need to not have muscles that look good and not actually work. There have been a few guys that have this power about them. It's a natural masculine power that some people have and some people don't. There's nothing good or bad or wrong or right about it. This character needs to be extremely masculine, and his eyes need to scream vulnerability and sensitivity. It's really hard to find in a dude, especially a dude who can act."

The 21-year-old added that the screen-testing process has been less about the particular scenes and more about having that certain something with the men reading for Four.
"It's more just the chemistry between the two of us and seeing if we do have that chemistry or can work on that chemistry — seeing if our back-and-forth dialogue makes any sense with each other," she explained. "There's a lot of standards that have to be met."

As to how she's preparing for what will likely be a demanding role (for example, in more than one scene we see Tris jump onto a moving train), it seems Woodley is preparing more mentally rather than physically.

"I think that a big thing is just pretending that I live in that world. It's a world that's so different from today, but not really," she said. "Thinking of the dystopian world and living in different factions and not being allowed to express your multiple personalities. Being constricted to one thing is going to be the challenge." 

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Monday 11 February 2013

Divergent Book 3 Gets a Release Date + Summary

Update: Book 3 now has a short summary on Amazon, where it is also available to preorder:

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Mark your calendars: We have a release date for the third book in the Divergent series! 
Divergent #3 will go on sale in the U.S. October 22, 2013.

Naturally we're super excited. Is it October yet? We still don't know the name which means most of us will continue to lovingly call it 'Detergent'.

Via Divergent Series Facebook

Thursday 7 February 2013

Rumour Round Up: Romeo Miller & Chandler Massey Audition For Divergent Roles

A video audition was posted on YouTube made for Divergent Movie's Will featuring Chandler Massey (left). The actor plays Will Thorton on the soap opera 'Days of Our Lives' and won an Emmy Award for doing it.

Romeo Miller (Lil Romeo) announced on his Twitter and Instagram pages that he had also auditioned for the Divergent movie.  

Via Divergent Fans