The 27-year-old actor recently gave an interview to W magazine in which he says that his Divergent role made him feel, “dead inside.” Yikes! With much more filming to go on the series, we wonder how the cast and crew of Divergent feels about Miles’ comments?! Might make for an awkward press tour!
The first Divergent film was such a success when it premiered in March 2014. As a result, the cast immediately began working on the next film, Insurgent. That movie is slated to premiere on March 20, 2015. After that, the cast has to film Allegiant: Part 1 and Allegiant: Part 2!
In the interview with W, Miles talked about how Divergent made him feel. Miles told the magazine, “When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside. I didn’t have an interesting part [in Divergent], and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, ‘This sucks.’ He told me about Whiplash.”
After the quotes from the interview began to surface, Miles’ rep released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying, “Accustomed to being more involved in the process of filmmaking, Miles regrets those words. He does value his relationship with Lionsgate and his participation in the franchise.”
Miles himself also tweeted about the quotes.
I’ve never done a movie for “business” reasons. I’m proud to be a part of Divergent franchise and love all of Peter’s Princesses
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) September 24, 2014
What do you think about Miles’ interview? Are you a Divergent fan? Sound off in the comments! Plus, find out what Miles had to say about his other upcoming films HERE!
UPDATE: Miles just spoke to the Los Angeles Times about his Divergent quotes. Miles explained his quotes were a response to a question about why he chose to do, “such a small part [in ‘Divergent’] after playing the lead in several films.” Miles also said what he meant by “business” was working on a movie that size, working with Shailene Woodley, and having a villain-type role. “Those were the ‘business reasons’ which every actor weighs; it’s not just the size of the part. And if I said ‘dead inside’ I meant just burnt out and fatigued from doing my first big-budget lengthy shoot and four months was a long time and I just wanted to relax afterwards.”