Maggie Q

March 16, 2014 | 6:00 a.m.

‘Divergent’: Maggie Q talks Tori, tough heroines, action films as art

Maggie Q in "Divergent." (Summit Entertainment)
“Divergent” is opening in theaters in less than a week, bringing the first installment of Veronica Roth’s dystopian adventure story to the big screen. The film, directed by Neil Burger and based on Roth’s bestselling book trilogy, is set in a future society where teenagers are tested and strictly divided into factions based on their personalities. Young heroine Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) discovers she is divergent, meaning she doesn’t fit neatly into any single faction. It’s a quality that could get her killed, and she decides to hide it at the urging of Tori, the woman who administers Tris’ personality test. Tori, portrayed in the film by Maggie Q, is a member of Dauntless, the faction based on bravery. Though bold and confident, she is reticent about her past and about her understanding of divergence. Maggie Q is the star […]
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