Divergent movie press is in full swing and the Divergent Tour has hit tons of cities across the country. During all that, Mekhi Phifer and Maggie Q sat down with the Boston Herald, here’s a snippet of what they had to say.
“What I like about this film is Tris’ journey,” said Maggie, a model, martial arts expert and “Mission: Impossible III” star who was in town with Phifer yesterday to promote the flick. “As a 16-year-old you would be trying to find your way and that’s exactly what she’s doing in this film. She’s afraid, and she’s brave. She’s up, she’s down, she’s tireless, she’s making mistakes. She believes in things and is being betrayed, and isn’t that the journey of a young person?”
Hollywood is hoping that journey registers with the young — specifically the teenage girls who made the “Hunger Games” flicks box-office blockbusters. After a string of young-adult series that bombed on the big screen (See “Beautiful Creatures,” “Vampire Academy”), the hopes and dreams of a pack of studio execs are riding on the flick’s March 21 opening.
“I don’t really feel under pressure because, for one thing, we have a really good film,” Phifer said. “It’s an adaptation of the book, so I think fans of the book will appreciate it — and we’ve heard people say they like the movie better than the book.”
Phifer — who had a long run on “E.R.” and currently plays playah Dre on Showtime’s “House of Lies” — and Maggie, who trained in martial arts with kung fu master Jackie Chan, are more than a little Dauntless in real life.
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