Theo James: Divergent cast bonded over booze

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 March 2014
Theo James

Theo James

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 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
  • 2h 19min
  • 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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