Woodley stars as Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior in the Neil Burger adaptation of the novel by Veronica Roth. A strong-willed heroine who doesn’t fit any of the categories in a world where people are defined by their personalities, she uses her Divergent abilities to escape society’s control.
I think there’s this big rise right now in giving teenagers the worth that they have. For so long they were—and still are—depicted in movies and TV shows as codependent whiners or rich, beautiful, diamond-clad daughters or dumb cheerleader types. But teenagers are so smart. I was probably smarter as a 16-year-old than I am today. There is a zest for life that you have at that age that is so beautiful.