Theo James: Divergent cast bonded over booze

Theo James says the cast of 'Divergent' - which includes Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Zoë Kravitz - bonded by going on boozy nights out

Theo James

Theo James

Theo James has revealed the 'Divergent' cast bonded by going drinking with each other before and during shooting.

The 29-year-old actor - who plays Tobias 'Four' Eaton in the forthcoming sci-fi action movie - lived with the cast in a down town Chicago apartment building and they got to know each other during boozy nights out in town.

He said: "You really had to dive in and become friends with everyone - getting f***ed up and having nights on the town always eases that."

Director Neil Burger added: "Like corralling wild cats."

Although he had a lot of fun James also worked very hard in the gym to achieve the physical look director Niel required for the movie.

Theo revealed to Total Film magazine: "I kind of consider myself fairly in shape. I've done some martial arts and boxing before. But when we were doing the costume fitting, I was in a T-shirt and we were trying on jackets. I was like 'So you know, (this character) is kind of my shape right?' Niel was like ,'No, he's going to be much more powerful'. I said 'Oh s**t...' I literally ran to the gym and spent a month there."

Futuristic thriller 'Divergent' also stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Zoë Kravitz.


  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Neil Burger
  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet

In a dystopian future where people are assigned to different factions of society based on their talents, Tris (Woodley) discovers that she's dangerously multi-talented. The story seems over-familiar, director Burger takes too long to set things up and despite appealing performances from Woodley and James, there's little…


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