Veronica Roth talked with Pop Sugar about her visit to the Insurgent set, Divergent and more.
Read an excerpt from the interview:
PS: As you mentioned, they’re shooting Insurgent and they’re going to make Allegiant into two different movies, so you know you’re going to be in the Divergent world for a few more years to come. How does that make you feel?
VR: I think it’s definitely just exciting. And it’s kind of wonderful because my work is kind of done. I get to watch them play around in the world that I created. I kind of get to relax a little bit from the creative part of it and work on whatever I want while nobody’s watching for a while. So maybe by the time the last movie comes out I’ll probably be like, “OK. It’s time to get going on something else.” But right now it’s just superfun and exciting, and that’s it.
PS: Back to Insurgent, have you been to the set yet?
VR: I have! I was just there last week.
PS: Can you tell us anything about what you’ve seen on the set?
VR: I’m trying to think about what I can actually say. They were doing some of the Amity stuff while I was there, so I saw, you know, the Amity stuff! Sorry, I’m being super vague.
PS: Did you see the Amity tree?
VR: Yes, there was a tree! A very large tree. It was great. All of the sets were incredible. I think I pointed at one — I’m going to be vague and not tell you what it is — and I was like, “How did you guys find that, that’s amazing!” And they were like, “Oh, we built that.” I’m easily duped apparently.
PS: Do you know if you’re going to have a cameo in it?
VR: I don’t know yet. I was hoping to maybe demote myself to just a regular extra because the cameo thing required me to do the minimal amount of acting I can do and it was very stressful. I’m not good at it. If I could just be in the background without any focus being drawn to me at all, that would be really great. It was really fun.
PS: Were you happy when you saw the finished product of your cameo in the Divergent movie?
VR: Yeah, I think was a huge relief because I was like, “Good! I didn’t mess up the whole take.” And it kind of flew by, so I was also happy about that.
PS: Well, speaking of the Divergent movie, Neil Burger had to cut out some scenes and some characters. Were you bummed about anything that was cut?
VR: Yeah, I was a little sad that we didn’t get any Uriah, because he’s one of my favorites. I am superhappy that they cast him for Insurgent — I think it’s good they’re going to take care with him. In the first movie it became very clear to me while I was watching that we only had a very limited amount of time to even focus on the friends that were directly around Tris, so it makes sense that they wouldn’t want to introduce someone for like five seconds. I get it now, but at the time I was like, “No Uriah? That’s sad.”
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Insurgent hits theaters on March 20, 2015.