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Miles Teller Explains His Negative 'Divergent' Comments

Miles Teller Explains His Negative 'Divergent' Comments

Miles Teller is speaking out after his comments about the Divergent franchise have gone wide.

Here is what the 27-year-old actor previously said: “When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside. I didn’t have an interesting part [in Divergent], and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, ‘This sucks.’ He told me about Whiplash.”

Opening up to the Los Angeles Times, Miles said that he was referring to playing a villain, working with frequent co-star Shailene Woodley again, and acting in a blockbuster film that would be seen around the world.

“Those were the ‘business reasons’ which every actor weighs; it’s not just the size of the part,” Miles said. “And if I said ‘dead inside,’ I meant just burnt out and fatigued from doing my first big-budget lengthy shoot and four months was a long time and I just wanted to relax afterwards.”

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