Theo James Put on Weight for ‘Divergent’: ‘I’m Naturally Quite Slim’

Theo James looks into camera as he arrives at the Divergent premiere
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Theo James did a lot of physical training for the ‘Divergent’ movies

Fans of Divergent will recall that when we first meet Four he is a member of the Dauntless faction. As the Dauntless are authorized to protect the city, they are known for their strength and fearlessness. Since Four is tasked with training the Dauntless transfers, James felt that it was of the utmost importance that he was in tiptop physical shape.

Though Theo James wasn’t looking to do blockbuster films, he couldn’t turn down Divergent when he learned he booked the job. The Downtown Abbey alum felt an affinity for his character, Tobias “Four” Eaton, and was eager to bring him to life. Playing a character who had so much internal life was a welcome challenge for James. But the role was also physically demanding for the actor. In fact, James tasked himself with putting on a bit of weight for the role.

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