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Northwestern alum Best Selling author, Crains 40 Under 40 Veronica Roth’s wildly successful book “Divergent “which has been turned into the highly anticipated movie by the same title “Divergent” opens in theaters today(3/21). DuJour magazine caught up with the Ben Llyod-Hughes and Christian Madsen of the movie and they share some of their favorite Chicago spots as well as what it was like filming and jumping off a moving train.
Not that it was all quiet contemplation. “We had so much fun on and off set: We went to concerts, we went to a Bulls game,” Madsen says. “But it was when we shot a scene in Chicago where we were jumping off a moving train that I remember asking, ‘Wait, is this going to be a big movie?’ ”
Filming that sequence, which called for sprinting toward a train with 200 extras, made an impact on Lloyd-Hughes, too. “I certainly felt like
I was in a proper big American film,” he says, with no discernible trace of missing out on life as a lawyer. “There’s something about running through the streets with a camera following you that makes you feel like a real action hero.”
The movie stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Mekhi Phifer, and Miles Teller.
Read the full interview HERE
*images via DuJour Mag
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