“It’s wort h putting in the min ds of young mil­len­ni­als” Shai­lene Wood­ley is Tris

SFX - - The Divergent Series | Allegiant -

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.

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