The leading actors of each new YA series that gets made into a movie are often the new heartthrobs, and now that Divergent comes out tomorrow it’s possible that Shailene Woodley and Theo James could be next.
Shailene and Theo attended SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Special recently with the rest of the Divergent cast. Now that the promoting is done and the movie is basically here, I’m sure Shailene and Theo are about to earn a special place in celebrity-lovers hearts.
Theo, 29-years-old, got his start on Downton Abbey, and despite he newfound fame he doesn’t believe that it will all come easy to him after this. “I do feel more confident now. But with acting especially, you climb one ladder and you see there are thousands more. There is a long way to go, yet.”
Maybe, but it seemed to work out for stars like Liam Hemsworth, so there may be hope for you yet, Theo.
Shailene doesn’t seem to be phased by it all either. “My current reality is waking up in the morning, maybe with one hour less sleep than I’m used to, but that’s not really that big of a difference. Making a bomb-ass coffee drink. And then having conversations with people all day.”
Shailene has been compared to Jennifer Lawrence, probably because they have similar body types and both got their starts in indie films before starring in Dystopian movies. To me Shailene seems a little more earthy and artsy, especially after hearing about her preferred beauty routines.
Either way, I think both of these stars are on their way. They definitely won’t be going away anytime soon, and I’m glad, especially in Theo’s case. He’ll always be a heartthrob in my eyes.