This year Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale will make his U.S. feature debut starring as Uriah in The Divergent Series: Insurgent. He plays one of the Dauntless, the warrior crew in the Divergent movies.
At 23, The Divergent movies are one of his first acting roles. Although Uriah is in the first book, he’s not in the first movie, so he makes his debut in Insurgent.
“It’s kind of like getting to know him and building the friendship with Tris. He’s divergent so he’s got traits from other factions. He’s a bit of a deep thinker, he’s not the typical Dauntless meathead, as such.”
Lonsdale says that although fans of the series will obviously have watched the first movie, you don’t absolutely have to have seen the first one to enjoy the second.
“It’s obviously helpful to watch the first one,” says Lonsdale. “[But] It’s good. I’ve seen it a few times now and I love it.”
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