And the Hunger Games of young adult film adaptations begin…
Shailene Woodley is the latest to join the teen sci-fi movie ranks. Starring as Tris in the upcoming flick, Divergent, the actress gave some insight in a recent Entertainment Weekly interview regarding her hesitation in taking the role and the differentiation between this film and Jennifer Lawrence’s epic trilogy.
On almost turning down the role, Shailene said:
“My agents were like, ‘Are you f***ing crazy?’ But I said if this movie is successful, things will change and I don’t want that.”
The actress was soon convinced with the help of her mother, and focused on the differences between her new character and the famous, arrow-shooting Katniss. She said: