Ansel Elgort Just Wants To Be A Pokémon For His Birthday

Roll with it.

With reporting by Josh Horowitz

When most people look ahead to their 21st birthdays, their mind is one thing and one thing only: finally getting into those bars. But for "Insurgent" star Ansel Elgort, he thinks of the big 2-1 (which he hits on March 14) a bit differently -- specifically, in terms of Pokémon.

"It's sort of like in Pokémon, when your Magikarp evolves into a Gyarados at Level 20," Elgort explained at a recent press day for "Insurgent." "But it doesn't learn Dragon Rage until 25. And it's not until it learns Dragon Rage that you can really kick ass with your Gyarados."

Sure, right, exactly. Go on.

"That's sort of what I think about a human being from 18 to 21," Elgort continued. "I'm like a Gyarados, but I didn't have the power yet. And I think now, at 21, I'm going to get more respect. I'm excited to be a man."

... Or, you know, a Gyarados.


"The Divergent Series: Insurgent" hits theaters on March 20.

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