With Divergent opening in theaters on Friday, most of the talk has been about newcomers Theo James (Four) and Shailene Woodley (Tris) and the steamy kiss they share on screen.
Both actors are quite outspoken and articulate in their opinions about everything and so as is natural in a movie where an attractive main couple kisses, questions were expected to come about the quality of said kiss.
Shailene says she was definitely ready for people asking about her smooch with the hunky Theo:
“He’s an incredibly masculine man with a beautiful soulful heart—and he was a great kisser,” she told People magazine in an interview last month.
Even though Divergent has a stellar cast that includes — among others — mega stars Ashley Judd and Kate Winslet, the attention has been squarely on Woodley and James.
The pair revealed that they did the kissing scene cold turkey, even though they both joked that it took “multiple takes” or clandestine visits to her trailer to get it “right.”
Theo James is a British actor, who was trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and also earned a philosophy degree from the University of Nottingham. Good looks and brains ladies.
The Divergent star definitely grabs attention because of his looks and as this is his first major role, that has brought on many questions as to who this 29-year-old is.
As was reported earlier by The Inquisitr, period drama enthusiasts may remember him as the Turkish diplomat, Mr. Pamuk in the super popular miniseries Downton Abbey, where he had a guest role as the guy that died in Lady Mary Crawley’s (Michelle Dockery) bed after having an…encounter with her in the middle of the night.
Theo James is also a musician and was the singer and guitarist of the London-based band Shere Khan, which sadly disbanded in November of 2012.
The multi-talented Divergent hero is now the focus of worldwide attention and it is possible his career will take-off following the release of the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel, Divergent.
But before things get too out of control James is just enjoying the ride and all the craziness that usually surrounds the premier of an anticipated movie such as Divergent. In a recent interview with OTRC.com Theo talked about the fandom that comes from doing the book adaptation:
“Not fear per say. I think just, in all honesty, I’m a bit of a pragmatist, so I believe when it’s there, if you know what I mean, when someone slaps me around the face with it. For better or worse, that may not be the best way to do things. In all honesty, I really hope the film has its own journey and it doesn’t have any… in a way that it’s not paralleled or compared to things because, I think after seeing it Sunday, in a relieved way, Shai and I were like, ‘This is a genuinely good, stand-alone, fun thriller.”
Even though the film has received mixed reviews from critics, the public is eagerly ready to watch “the next Hunger Games” as Divergent has been labelled. Will you be heading out to watch Theo James and Shailene Woodley?
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