Collider sat down with Ray Stevenson to talk about Dexter, Thor and Divergent. Ray will be playing Marcus Eaton, the father of Tobias/Four Eaton played by Theo James in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel Divergent. He is certainly no stranger to being in hit TV shows and movies. Ray talks about why he was drawn to the character of Marcus Eaton. Read what he said about Divergent below and CLICK HERE to view the whole interview.
What was the appeal of Divergent?
STEVENSON: As an actor, I relish and delight in doing things that I’m not necessarily the demographic for. This is a demographic that is touching the psyche of a certain age group, facing the real internal questions of people who are going through rites of passage into adulthood. It’s earth-shaking stuff. So, I like bringing little subtle complexities to a character. It’s all about the subtext. No one can really describe or fully know another human being, even if they get a hook on them. It’s more about instinctively knowing whether you like somebody or not. You don’t have to then go and analyze and break it all down. We’re the sum of many, many, many disparate parts that all weave and change course. Also, I got to be involved with Lionsgate and Summit, and Neil Burger is directing. I read the script and I said, “Yeah, let’s dive into this!”
I don’t know about you, but I believe that Ray Stevenson is the perfect person to play Marcus.