Theo James joked on set

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 March 2014
Theo James

Theo James

The 'Divergent' cast found it "helpful" to play jokes on set, and Theo James even pulled Shailene Woodley's pants down mid-scene

Theo James "pulled down Shailene Woodley's pants mid-scene" in 'Divergent'.

The hunky British actor has a number of kissing scenes with his co-star in the eagerly-awaited fantasy novel adaptation, and says by the time they came toward the end of filming they were both very comfortable in each other's presence.

He said: "It's helpful to joke [on set] and remember you're not solving world hunger. I pulled down Shai's pants mid-scene. Luckily, I don't think the cameras were rolling!"

Theo - who is dating Irish actress Ruth Kearney - also joked he kept making Shailene "practise" their kisses.

He added: "I made her practise the kissing scene as much as possible. I'd say, 'Listen, tonight after dinner, can we just go over it again?' "

Theo, 29, also said there are some characteristics he shares with his character, the mysterious Four.

He added in an interview with Us Weekly magazine: "We share certain qualities. He's the type of guy who walks into a room and doesn't need to be the loudest voice, but you feel his presence. And he's a good, noble person."


  • 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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