With Divergent opening this weekend, I recently landed an exclusive video interview with Ansel Elgort. During the interview he talked about working with directorNeil Burger, deleted scenes, why the police were called so many times to the apartment building where the cast was staying, his thoughts on Phil Jackson being the president of the Knicks, Jason Reitman‘s next film Men, Women & Children, and more
For those unfamiliar, the film is based on the Veronica Roth novel of the same name and takes place in a society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities. Tris (Shailene Woodley) is a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces grave consequences due to her status as a “Divergent.” Hit the jump to watch the interview. Divergent also stars Theo James, Ashley Judd, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen, and Kate Winslet.
- His reaction to Phil Jackson being the President of the Knicks.
- Talks about working with director Neil Burger on the film.
- Was he there when the cops were called to the building where everyone was staying?
- Deleted scenes talk.
- What was it like working for Jason Reitman on Men, Women & Children and what was it about? Says Emma Thompson does a lot of narration in the film.