AMAZING. I’ve had it on repeat and I’m still getting goosebumps every time I watch.
Here’s a taste of the interview as well:
Love triangles do seem to be popular these days.
Yeah, they are and I think they can be great. But Tris is just not the kind of character who would be divided in that way. For me, it was always clear that there was not going to be a love triangle for her.
There were some sacrifices by folks at the end of Divergent. Will Tris be in an emotional place as Insurgent opens?
The first book ended with her on an adrenaline rush: She doesn’t really deal with what happened in Book 1. Book 2 starts right when the adrenaline rush is gone. She basically deals with it for the rest of the book, and it’s one of her biggest struggles is to get over what she did. It’s sort of like the first blow was struck at the end of the first book, and in the second book everything just explodes.
Do you feel a kind of adrenaline rush yourself as you get into weaving the story as much as the characters do?
Yeah, definitely. I’m terrified of heights, which is something Tris and I do not have in common. I know exactly what it’s like to stand on top of a tall building or in a high place and look down and go, “Ohhhh my God.” I try to get into that place every time I write a scene like that. And definitely when I write the action scenes, I get overheated and my heart goes really fast. I get very involved.