Miles Teller Admits He Took 'Divergent' Role for 'Business Reasons'

Miles Teller Admits He Took 'Divergent' Role for 'Business Reasons'

Miles Teller is not afraid to speak his mind where his career is concerned.

While promoting his new movie Whiplash, the 27-year-old opened up to W Magazine about why he took the role in the Divergent film series.

“When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside,” he said. “I didn’t have an interesting part [in Divergent], and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, ‘This sucks.’ He told me about Whiplash.”

Whiplash is set to hit theaters on October 10.

UPDATE: Miles‘ rep tells THR, “Accustomed to being more involved in the process of filmmaking, Miles regrets those words. He does value his relationship with Lionsgate and his participation in the franchise.”

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