Collider recently caught up with actor Ray Stevenson who will be playing Marcus in the upcoming film adaptation of Divergent. In the interview, Ray Stevenson talks about Dexter, Thor and Divergent! When asked about what he thought the appeal of Divergent was this was his answer:
STEVENSON: As an actor, I relish and delight in doing things that I’m not necessarily the demographic for. This is a demographic that is touching the psyche of a certain age group, facing the real internal questions of people who are going through rites of passage into adulthood. It’s earth-shaking stuff. So, I like bringing little subtle complexities to a character. It’s all about the subtext. No one can really describe or fully know another human being, even if they get a hook on them. It’s more about instinctively knowing whether you like somebody or not. You don’t have to then go and analyze and break it all down. We’re the sum of many, many, many disparate parts that all weave and change course. Also, I got to be involved with Lionsgate and Summit, and Neil Burger is directing. I read the script and I said, “Yeah, let’s dive into this!”
Sounds like he’s got the right mindset behind the film. I’m sure he will make a great Marcus, his looks definitely fit those of Tobias’ father. Read the rest of the interview over at Collider.com!