SXSW 2015 Video: Miles Teller Talks ‘Insurgent’

 

Miles Teller is one of the standout stars of his generation, with award-winning turns in critically acclaimed independent dramas like The Spectacular Now and the Oscar-winning Whiplash. But he’s also a part of some of the biggest blockbuster franchises in Hollywood. This summer he headlines the newly-rebooted Fantastic Four, and next week you’ll see him reprise his role from Divergent in The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

It’s a role that Miles Teller has made all in his own. In this exclusive video from SXSW 2015, he tells us all about his role in Insurgent, and why it sometimes felt like he was making a completely different film than his co-stars. He also tells us about his ongoing tendency to be cast opposite Shailene Woodley, and what it was like having his Spectacular Now love interest kick his freaking ass all over the place in Insurgent.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent opens in theaters everywhere on Friday, March 20, 2015, but you can keep coming every day this week for more exclusive videos, interviews and reviews from SXSW 2015!

 

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Synopsis:

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite.  Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.  Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.