Nobody likes an office gossip! Now that Insurgent has wrapped and fans are clamoring to see the flick March 20, franchise costar Jai Courtney is spilling candid details about his time on set with Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and the gang.
In an interview with HuffPost Live March 17, Aussie hunk Courtney (who plays baddie Eric in the Divergent series) is quick to pick favorites among his cast. “Miles is always a good laugh, and I hate saying that, because I don’t like to give him any points — ever!” Courtney, 29, admits. “He’s my good buddy, and we have fun together.”
Courtney’s bromance with Teller, 28, wasn’t instant, the actor tells HuffPost. In fact, Courtney was initially put off by his costar’s outspoken manner, especially on set. “He’s cocky, but it’s endearing. He gives more s–t than anyone. Talks more s–t than I do, for sure!”
Case in point: Teller’s September 2014 controversial comments that filming the adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s best-selling YA book series made him feel “dead inside.” Arguing that his comments to W magazine weren’t written as he intended, Whiplash standout Teller later told HuffPost Live that his rigorous production schedule (filming four films back-to-back), not the content of the flicks, left him “really burnt out.”
When Courtney isn’t able to hang with Teller, Woodley makes herself known as the ultimate guys’ girl. “I went and had a schvitz at the Turkish baths [for my birthday] and I ran into Shailene. It wasn’t intentional, but there she was,” said Courtney. “I had just seen her the night before, and there was no talk of schvitzing!”
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