Shailene Woodley Compares Hunger Games‘ Katniss To Divergent‘s Tris!
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├óΓé¼Γäós epic trilogy.
On almost turning down the role, Shailene said:
├óΓé¼┼ôMy agents were like, ├óΓé¼╦£Are you f***ing crazy?├óΓé¼Γäó But I said if this movie is successful, things will change and I don├óΓé¼Γäót want that.├óΓé¼┬¥
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:
├óΓé¼┼ôWhat I like about Tris is that she isn├óΓé¼Γäót perfect. She├óΓé¼Γäós not a super-hero ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ she├óΓé¼Γäós not Katniss. She doesn├óΓé¼Γäót know how to shoot a bow and arrow, she├óΓé¼Γäós not a badass by nature. And I really responded to her and Four├óΓé¼Γäós relationship. It├óΓé¼Γäós authentic and human and genuine.├óΓé¼┬¥
Shailene also noted that she likes to stay away from the fandom:
├óΓé¼┼ôI don├óΓé¼Γäót read any of that stuff. I actually forget there├óΓé¼Γäós a fan base. But then I├óΓé¼Γäóll talk to a publicist who├óΓé¼Γäóll say, ├óΓé¼╦£If this turns out to be a Twilight or a Hunger Games, this or that may happen.├óΓé¼Γäó├óΓé¼┬ª But you can├óΓé¼Γäót think like that.├óΓé¼┬¥
As for getting to co-star with her Divergent love interest, Theo James, she explained:
├óΓé¼┼ôWe├óΓé¼Γäóre not into the industry and have separate lives outside of it. That├óΓé¼Γäós refreshing. I don├óΓé¼Γäót know what I would do if Four was played by someone who cared what he looked like or spent more time in front of the mirror than I do.├óΓé¼┬¥
There you have it, Perezcious readers! Though, we├óΓé¼Γäóre still on the fence about which heroine will come out on top.
Who will win?! Katniss v. Tris.
[Image via Lionsgate.]