Shailene Woodley is saying no to wigs for Divergent‘s upcoming sequel, Insurgent.
The 22-year-old actress chatted with BuzzFeed about the change in Tris’ appearance for the sequel: “This is what you’ll be seeing. I talked to the director [Robert Schwentke] because I didn’t want to wear a wig. I think wigs always look wiggy, especially in an action movie. We’re running so much and doing so much, I think, technically, a wig would have looked quite sh****.”
She added, “I think it’s cool to have a young heroine with short hair.”
Along with co-star Theo James, 29, the two also teased what’s to come in the film and talked switching up the dialogue.
“In the book, Tris and Four are arguing quite a lot for various reasons, so we sat down with Robert to figure out the crux of what’s behind the problem and we discovered the problem was one of trust and not being able to share with each other in this crazy, f***** up world. Playing with that theme, we bring it into every element of each scene, and see how that progresses and damages their relationship. It’s physically impossible to honor every single tiny beat and Veronica [Roth, author] would say that as well,” he shared.
Theo added, “Now that we’ve set up the world in the first one, you start with a movie that’s full of heart and a lot of action. It’s so much bigger and has all these rich themes of trust and betrayal and a love story between two people that you haven’t seen in films of this nature before!”
Shailene Woodley and Theo James share a cute look during the Divergent signing event during the 2014 San Diego Comic Con held at the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday afternoon (July 26).
The two stars took a break from filming the upcoming sequel, Insurgent, in Atlanta, to meet with fans and sign posters.
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In the upcoming movie, Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is out in theaters on March 20th, 2015.
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While Shailene Woodley and Theo James are still shooting Insurgent in Atlanta, Summit Entertainment has already recruited screenwriter Noah Oppenheim to pen the adaption of Allegiant.
Noah, who also penned the script for The Maze Runner, is attached to just the first part of Allegiant, which is being split into two films, according to THR.
In the dystopian franchise written by Veronica Roth, people are divided into groups by certain values. Allegiant is expected to debut in theaters on March 18th, 2016 and Part 2 will hit on March 24th, 2017.
Allegiant sees Tris and Four discovering that the world they grew up in may all be a lie, and they’ll have to make hard choices that could change their lives forever.
The Divergent sequel Insurgent has found its Hector!
Young actor Emjay Anthony is set to play the role of the Dauntless-born boy, who if you remember from the book, is first seen at Candor headquarters when Lynn (Rosa Salazar) makes him move his bed so Tris (Shailene Woodley) has a place.
“Lynn and Shauna’s brother, Hector, will be played by Emjay Anthony and we couldn’t be more excited! #Insurgent,” the studio wrote on the official Twitter account.
Emjay most recently appeared in Jon Favreau‘s Chef.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Emjay Anthony as Hector? Is he a good fit?
Congrats, Kieynan Lonsdale!
The 22-year-old Aussie born actor has joined the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, as Uriah!
Uriah is a Dauntless-born initiate who became a good friend of Tris (Shailene Woodley) following her transfer from Abnegation, and just like Tris, he’s also a Divergent.
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Kieynan joins Rose Salazar, who was also just cast as Lynn, Jonny Weston, Naomi Watts and Daniel Dae Kim.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Keiynan as Uriah? Does he fit the role?
Look who else just joined Insurgent — Parenthood‘s Rosa Salazar!
The actress will star as Lynn, a Dauntless-born initiate who sports a shaved head and is good friends with Uriah and Marlene (Suki Waterhouse) in the books.
Jonny Weston, Naomi Watts and Daniel Dae Kim are also recent additions to the Divergent sequel.
Insurgent just began filming last week in Atlanta, Ga., and features many original Divergent cast members including Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet and Miles Teller.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Rosa as Lynn?
Insurgent has found its Candor leader!
Daniel Dae Kim, probably best known for his role on the long-running Fox series Lost, is set to play Jack Kang in the upcoming Divergent sequel!
“We wouldn’t lie to you. @danieldaekim will play Candor’s Jack Kang in The @Divergent Series: #Insurgent!” the official Twitter account for the movie wrote.
In case you don’t know – Spoiler Alert! – in the book, Jack attempts to negotiate peace with Erudite leader Jeanine (played by Kate Winslet).
WHAT DO YOU THINK about Daniel Dae Kim playing Jack Kang in Insurgent?