Shailene Woodley talks 'Allegiant' split decision: 'That’s another year of kicking ass'

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Big news concerning post-dystopian Chicago came out last week: Allegiant, the final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, will be split into two movies.

At the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, EW caught up with Shailene Woodley to ask how she feels about the decision to make four Divergent films. “I just heard that as well,” Woodley said. “I am excited, but my very first thought, if I’m being honest was, ‘Okay. All right. That’s another year of kicking ass. Another year devoted to this character.’ But that’s all right, because I am honored to be Tris, and it is exciting. Divergent was a very fun film to make, and I worked with some great people. It is also really exciting that just after coming off promoting this one, we start filming the next one in like a month. It will be nice to get into it.”

Woodley had lots to talk about at MTV’s award show. While she’s just coming off Divergent, she was also introducing a new, highly anticipated The Fault in Our Stars clip. One might think it’d be more challenging physically to play Tris — but Woodley explained it was actually Hazel, her Fault character, who proved more taxing.

“I didn’t have to change much in terms of eating or exercise or anything to do Divergent,” Woodley said. “I had to do much more in terms of physical transformation for Hazel in Fault In Our Stars. Especially going from Tris with strong muscles and long hair to Hazel, who is sick and weak and in a very hard and sad situation. …The messages are so important in Fault. I can’t wait for people to see it. I feel so honored to be a small part of that movie. I know that sounds cliché, but it is true. The demographic is unlimited. It has the potential to reach so many people.”

Reporting by Carrie Bell

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