Theo James on Four and How Divergent Changed the Roles He Now Gets Offered (New Interview & Portraits)
In a new interview with the LA Times, Theo James talked about his role as Four in Insurgent, being an action hero, how doing Divergent has changed the types of scripts and opportunities he gets, working with Shailene Woodley, and why he avoids social media. As a special treat, we are also introduced to two new portraits of Theo photographed in Beverly Hills on March 6, 2015.
You can find some notable quotes from the article below and the full article here.
On his character Four and being an action hero:
“What I liked about him is he’s not Joe Hero. He’s a quiet person in some ways. He’s authoritative. He has a good moral objective. He’s not just willingly accepting of any kind of leadership destiny.”
“Action guy, hunky dude, in terms of career longevity, it’s not great.”
On the impact in the range of roles he’s being offered after Divergent, he said:
“Scripts and opportunities changed and increased, but that’s a double-edged sword. It’s easy to be wooed by what comes easy and the glamorous ones, those kinds of projects, whereas I was pretty sure I wanted to, at least for three or four years, be very specific with what I do and do smaller stuff.”
On his co-star, Shailene Woodley:
“Sometimes the nature of a big movie, the nature of the material, the scene doesn’t have the richness that you’d want it to. We always personally worked together to make it make sense and make it as real as possible in that hyper real world. We talked about how there would be fractiousness and distance between [Tris and Four].”
On his private nature and the main reason why he avoids social media:
“I find sharing intimate details with people that you don’t know an interesting concept,” he said. “I like to keep some things to myself.”
That’s one reason, he says, he studiously avoids social media — though there are others as well. My type of personality, I’d probably get into trouble because I’d say something inappropriate.”