With Divergent now playing in theaters, I recently landed an exclusive video interview with Maggie Q & Mekhi Phifer. During the interview they talked about working with director Neil Burger, the shenanigans at the apartment building where the cast was staying, how they like to prepare for action and stunts, 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, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen, and Kate Winslet.
Magie Q & Mekhi Phifer:
- They talk about working with Neil Burger.
- Were they involved in any of the shenanigans at the apartment building where the cast was staying?
- How do they like to prepare for doing action and stunts.