In the near-future world imagined by author Veronica Roth in “Divergent”, society is divided into five factions, each representing a different virtue (selflessness, intelligence, bravery, peacefulness and honesty), but it sounds like star Theo James, who plays Dauntless leader Four, has a strong case for a sixth faction quality: sensuality.
“[He's] kind of friendly, but sexually aggressive,” James told MTV News of his character’s vibe in the upcoming big-screen adaptation.
“Very strong, mostly in the eyes,” agreed co-star Miles Teller.
“But also in the crotch,” James added.
“Four is a powerful figure in literature and in human form,” Teller concluded.
And while these descriptions are all rather vague, they’re much more palpable shorthands than Teller could offer for his character, fellow Dauntless member Peter.
“You can’t really describe it, you feel it,” he said. “So if you ever come to set, you’ll know when I’m in the room, just kind of lurking, lingering, a little uncomfortable.”
The final book in Roth’s trilogy, “Allegiant,” doesn’t come out until October 22, and James doesn’t have high hopes for his character’s fate.
“I think I die but in a kind of existential way,” he said. “So I become a ghost, and I’m haunting but in a really sexy way.”
“See, that’s what I thought too,” Teller said. “Once the third book ends, it picks back up and it’s Peter’s world. It’s Peter’s story from there on out. Sexy Ghost [Four] is not allowed in my house. I lock the door on Sexy Ghost.”
So for those of you hoping for a little Peter/Ghost Four slash-fic, it sounds like you’re out of luck.
“Divergent,” starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, opens March 21, 2014.