Plenty of actors get along with their co-stars but Theo James and Shailene Woodley seemed to develop a genuine friendship whilst working together. The pair portrayed a couple in the Divergent movies, but their chemistry wasn’t limited to the dystopian films. The pair shared an easy rapport which was palpable in interviews and on the red carpet. It seems that the actors got to know each other quite well during the three years that they worked together.
James admits that he was a bit nervous when he first met Woodley. At the time, he was relatively unknown and she was a much bigger star. Things could’ve easily gone south if Woodley possessed a diva persona. Fortunately, The Fallout actor and the Downton Abbey alum hit it off pretty instantaneously. While speaking with Elle, the English actor got candid about working closely with his Divergent co-star.
“She’s a very open and fun person, and that always helps,” James revealed about Woodley. “Especially if you have a bit of natural chemistry, inevitably, it’s going to make the scene better, and we definitely had good chemistry from that start, which is something you always hope for, whenever you get stuck in a love story for the next however long…And you do things together to bond. You make the effort, you really do, because it does make things so much easier in the end.”