“It’s wort h putting in the min ds of young millennials” Shailene Woodley is Tris
How do we see Tris develop in Allegiant?
When we first met Tris she was vulnerable but now she’s her own survivor. In this movie, there’s a facet of fear and guilt with Tris, because of a decision that she chooses to make which wasn’t necessarily the best decision and compromised the safety of individuals that she loves.
And what about her relationship with Four?
I think they have one of the most interesting cinematic relationships in big franchises, because they do fight, and they’re not just making out every single chance they get.
You’re known for being outspoken on issues like the environment. Do you think there’s any serious value in young adult films like Divergent?
I think they are obviously laced with big entertainment value, to sell. But I do believe in the moral themes that are behind them, which is why I initially said yes. In this movie it talks a lot about genetic manipulation and what that can cause in the future. Right now, our society is at the forefront of our inventive, genetic era. It’s obviously fictional, but it’s worth putting in the minds of young millennials – to think, the choices that we make today will one day manifest themselves.
Before Divergent, you were pretty apprehensive about committing to a franchise. How do you feel now?
It was a great decision. The beautiful thing about doing a series is that you establish a family, especially among all these actors. It’s so exciting to see everyone’s careers take off, to support one another and have that sense of comfort.