Veronica Roth and Shailene Woodley, both sporting the stylish short-haired look, spend some time in this SugarScape interview tag-teaming the explanation of the world of Divergent and the main character, Beatrice “Tris” Prior.
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.
The full Divergent Press Conference from Comic Con 2013 has been released by ClevverTV!
The press interviews are broken up into two parts. Part One features Zoe Kravitz, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ansel Elgort, Amy Newbold, Christian Madsen, Maggie Q, Ben Lamb, Mekhi Phifer and Miles Teller while Part Two features Veronica Roth, Theo James, Shailene Woodley, and Neil Burger!
In a day full of Divergent goodness at San Diego Comic-Con, let’s start you off with Movie.com’s interview with Shailene Woodley and Theo James where they talk about what factions they’d choose, being a part of the franchise, and more!