Seacrest interviews Elgort during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his role as Caleb in the film Insurgent.
In this movie, my character takes a big turn because both his parents are murdered in the first film. As a result, I think he’s really questioning what he should be doing. He’s on the run with his sister because she’s his only family left. He wants to try to kill the leader of the ‘evil faction,’ whereas my character believes the evil faction is the faction that has everyone’s best interests in mind. So you can sort of say that I’m the villain, but I’m not. I’m misinformed.
Elgort appears on the cover of the February 2015 issue of Town & Country magazine. He talks about starring in Van Cliburn and living in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is nice because it’s a little more chilled out. Even if they do recognize me, they won’t say anything. I played basketball with these kids at a local court—this was before any of the movies came out—and now they’re like, ‘What the hell, man? You got all famous.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, shut up.’ I don’t want to be treated like that. I’m just trying to play basketball. I didn’t want my life to change. Once everyone starts treating me like I’m a famous person, it gets bad.
Seacrest interviews Elgort during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about how he sneaked into the screening of his film The Fault In Our Stars with out being seen by his fans.
It was really amazing to go see it with an audience. As you said, everyone was sobbing and I’ve never experienced something like this before. At first, it’s weird because you think it’s some sort of laughing, and you’re like, ‘What’s wrong with these people?’ No, everyone is crying.