The star of Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars talks genre
FAVOURITE SF/ FANTASY FILM
Hmmm... Oh my god, what the fuck am I thinking – yeah, Star Wars, that’s sci- fi, right? Yeah, that’s considered sci- fi... I’m so bad with genres. Like, Little Richard and Kings of Leon, they’re the same genre, right? Yeah, I lived and breathed those movies – the original Star Wars trilogy. I loved ET too. And I loved Avatar. Thank god there are more Avatar films coming. I want to be an extra. I want to be an Avatar extra so bad. I just want to be a swimming Avatar – “That was me! For two seconds!” [ laughs]
FAVOURITE SF/ FANTASY TV
I don’t have a TV, and I didn’t really grow up watching TV, so TV shows are not really my thing. But I loved books.
FAVOURITE SF/ FANTASY BOOK
I loved Animorphs. Goosebumps too... Oh my god, Animorphs, they were these humans who turned into animals... I don’t remember much about those books. I just remember that I loved Animorphs; I have no idea what it’s even about any more. I just remember reading it all the time.
FAVOURITE SF/ FANTASY HERO
From the age of four to eight, I was Princess Leia. I would only go by Leia at school. I mean, like, I made my two guy friends be Luke and Han. I was into it. In. To. It. Our jungle gyms were our spaceships... I was Princess Leia as a little girl for Halloween, then once the new ones came out I was Queen Amidala for one Halloween. But I didn’t like those movies because they just weren’t the originals. Yeah, they’re not Star Wars.
Divergent is out now on DVD and Blu- ray.