Theo James shows his support for the UN Refugee Agency while on a trip to learn about refugees in Northern Greece earlier this month.
The 31-year-old Divergent actor partnered up with the organization to meet with refugees and local authorities who are trying to help them.
“The mission with UNHCR felt deeply personal but more importantly it was eye opening,” Theo explained, whose grandfather fled Greece during WWII and went on to work for the UNHCR.
Theo added, “We are all aware of how complex and politically charged the refugee crisis is. But to meet these families, these fathers and mothers struggling in the midst of one of the greatest humanitarian crises since The Second World War, was beyond anything I had expected. These are people like you and me fleeing their country out of total necessity. The only other option for them is war and death. UNHCR’s work with its partners, the governments and its people is imperative to the millions of refugees and their legacy.”
Theo recently revealed that training for the film got pretty intense and he injured his face a few times!
“I slipped and I was supposed to grab something as the ship dived and I missed it and went headfirst into a wall,” he explained. Theo was okay though and went on to say it was more of a bruise to his ego than to his face!
In the new film, after the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths.
Allegiant hits theaters on March 18!
FYI: Shailene is wearing an Elie Saab outfit at the premiere and a Ralph Lauren sweater and Own jeans at AOL. The premiere was sponsored by Boss the Scent. Theo is the face of the brand!
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Theo James is smokin’ hot while posing for the February/March 2016 cover of Essential Homme magazine, now available on global newsstands and online.
The 31-year-old Allegiant star opened up about making the film, how he grew up, and more. Check it:
On his childhood: “A middle-class guy that listened to a bunch of hip-hop and played basketball, I pretended to be a lot cooler than I used to be. We had a whole group of friends that called ourselves the ‘A Crew.’”
On being an adrenaline junkie “I quite like blowing off the cobwebs of things. We live in a world where there are no regular levels of high threat. Sometimes I just need to be
On the Divergent movies: “It’s very much an evolving process. As an actor, you always bring part of you into anything you do, it’s natural. As your own person goes through the different changes of your life, they end up informing the character you play and the mistakes you’ve made or the lessons you’ve learned. I think it was three years ago when I started Divergent. I definitely feel like a different person from that time, so I think Four must change too.
The third installment of The Divergent Series franchise takes Tris and Four into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known.
Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Allegiant is set to hit theaters on March 18th!
The Divergent Series: Allegiant Official Trailer – “Tear Down The Wall”