Interview – Miles Teller and Jai Courtney – Divergent

On a stop in Dallas on the Divergent press tour, The MacGuffin had the chance to participate in a small press conference with Miles Teller (Peter) and Jai Courtney (Eric).  The previous night they had walked the red carpet for press and fans at a local theatre.

The MacGuffin also was in attendance at the San Diego Comic Con press conference that included Teller and Courtney.  Teller was the life of the large conference with his witty, sarcastic humor.  None of that humor was lost even in a small room for this press conference.  Courtney is a large man in comparison to Teller, and I can see why he is sought after for action roles.  Teller poked a little fun at Courtney in reference to his native Australia and their beer and more famous native actors.

I found them enthusiastic about their film, but cautious about getting too excited about the film adaptation of the second book, Insurgent.  They are clearly aware of other young adult book adaptations that have failed at the box office with the hope of them becoming the next Twilight or The Hunger Games.  Teller did mention that the production start date has already been pushed back once, while the studio has announced a release date for Insurgent of March 20, 2015.

All  in all, the press conference with both of them was one of the funnier ones I have been at.

Divergent is in theaters March 21, 2014.


Sarah resides in Dallas where she writes about films and trailers in her spare time when she is not taking care of her animals at the zoo.

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