5. Roth considered writing parts of Allegiant from Caleb’s and Natalie’s point of view.
At the 2013 National Book Festival, you stated that you almost wrote the book from Caleb’s and someone else’s perspective. Can you tell us who that person was?
VR: I tried out Caleb, I tried out Tobias (obviously that one worked), and I tried out journal entries retrospective from Natalie’s point of view to intersperse with the forward narrative. That couldn’t sustain over the entire book, and it didn’t address the story from the angles that I wanted to address it from, so I had to get rid of that one too.
Was it weird writing from Tobias’ point of view or did you love switching voices?
VR: I thought it was fun because Tris’ voice is very stereotypically masculine, very straightforward, very direct, kind of repetitive. Tobias’ is a little more poetic, a little more descriptive, and he generally shares more. Tris is always withholding, but Tobias shares everything, so it was interesting to see those dynamics and how they turned over my expectations of those people. It was fun, but it was hard.
Looks like Barnes & Noble will have an exclusive edition of Veronica Roth‘s third and final book of the Divergent Trilogy, Allegiant. Not only will it have exclusive content, but it will also be pre-signed by Veronica as well!
The B&N exclusive edition of this mega-bestselling series includes a gorgeous pull-out poster and exciting bonus material in a segment titled: Natalie Prior’s Journal: The Lost Entries. These journal entries were discovered in the Prior house after the events at the end of Divergent. Most are from the early life of Natalie Prior, Tris’s mother, but the last one, mysteriously addressed to ‘David’, is dated just a day before the Erudite attack occurred.
You can pre-order this through Barnes & Noble here or click on the image above.
Thanks to those at the Divergent Fans website, brand new photos are available for our viewing pleasure! First up, of a tattooed Tris possibly training for Dauntless tasks/Tris running through the same field as her mom, and Natalie Prior wielding a gun in Abnegation garb.
Let’s take a look at Ashley Judd dressed as Natalie Prior first. *WARNING: These photos depict something that happens near the end of “Divergent,” so if you haven’t read it yet now is your chance to slowly back away!*
Now, let’s take a look at post-initiation Tris. She has her signature tattoo, and seems to be in the same field as her mom. Tris either seems to either be filming one of the final action scenes from the book with her mom, or is filming the only other scene where she is outside in the daylight in the grass at the Amity sector.
What do you think? Share your ideas in the comments!
The Hollywood Reporter just announced that Ashley Judd has landed the role of Tris’ mother, Natalie, in Divergent!
Ashley Judd is nabbing one of the last major roles in Divergent, Summit/Lionsgate’s adaptation of the best-selling book by Veronica Roth. The movie began shooting earlier this week in Chicago with Neil Burger in the director’s chair. Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James topline the movie, which is set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities.