Entertainment Weekly has exclusively released the first still of Theo James as his character Four in Divergent. This exclusive still gives us a look at the scene when Four is showing the Dauntless initiates around the faction headquarters.
For those of you unfamiliar with the story, the society within the Divergent world is separated into five factions and each faction has specific values and rules. In Abnegation they value selflessness, in Erudite they value intelligence, in Candor they value honesty, in Amity they value peace, and in Dauntless they value bravery.
Shailene Woodley’s character, Beatrice “Tris” Prior wants to join the Dauntless region. This is where the Dauntless leader, Four or Tobias Eaton, comes into the story as a love interest.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, James had this to say about the exclusive still: “Is this the picture where I have a t-shirt on and no pants? I was really hoping they’d use that one.” James also talked a bit about the scene from when this image was captured: “I’ve introduced them to this world and they’re still in the beginning stages of training. At this stage you don’t really know what Four is all about.”
According to the article, the actors all went through a bit of a boot camp to get in shape before filming. At one point during the training, James was given a chance to lead the actors in the Dauntless training. Director Neil Burger reveals: “They didn’t know he was playing Four, they thought he was our stunt coordinator. He put them through it.”
Finally, James believes that it helped him get into character and set a tone for filming: “I know it sounds ridiculous but it was really quite useful: it helped set a tone for those scenes, being able to live the character a bit. At one point, Shailene was laughing and I got real serious with her and said”—the actor lowers his voice to a menacing whisper—”Don’t. Laugh. Shai was like, ‘um, are you joking right now?”
What do you think of this first look at Theo James as Four? Do you think he is right for the role? Will you go to see Divergent when it is theatrically released March 21, 2014?
Source: Entertainment Weekly