This may be hard to believe, but it’s been nearly seven years since the first Divergent movie premiered on April 11, 2014. The film — based on the book series of the same name by Veronica Roth — told the story of teen girl, named Tris, who leaves her family behind to join another one of the five factions (Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Erudite) in a post-apocalyptic society. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q and Ansel Elgort, the original flick spawned two sequels and followed Tris as she falls in love and attempts to save the world.
Shailene has made a huge name for herself in Hollywood since starring as the fictional heroine, but if it wasn’t for the Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence‘s words of wisdom she may not have taken the role at all. “‘You must do it. You will not regret it for a second. Yes, there are some hard things, but there are so many beautiful things that will come from an opportunity like this,'” the Secret Life of the American Teenager alum remembered when chatting with The Hollywood Reporter in 2014. Shailene said the fellow star urged her to take the role of Tris in an email via Lionsgate copresident, Erik Feig.
When it comes to her character and Jennifer’s character, Shailene said that in an epic dystopian crossover, the two girls would “combine forces and bring it together.”
“I don’t feel like they would actually battle,” the Big Little Lies star said at the time.
What has Shailene and the rest of the cast been up to since they starred in their finale Divergent film? Well, J-14 did some investigating and turns out they’ve all stayed in the spotlight, went on to have super successful acting careers and have grown up so much! Scroll through our gallery to see where the Divergent cast is now.
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