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Kidzworld Interview with Emjay Anthony from Insurgent

Aug 04, 2015

Insurgent is now ready to take home on Blu-ray - we got a chance to catch up with cast member Emjay Anthony who plays Hector (Shauna and Lynn's younger brother in the film), and find out all about filming Insurgent!

Emjay Anthony stars as Hector in Insurgent Emjay Anthony stars as Hector in Insurgent

Kidzworld: How old are you, and where are you from?

  • Emjay: I am twelve years old, and I am originally from Clearwater, Florida.

Kidzworld: How did you get the role in the Divergent series?

  • Emjay: I was sent the audition and I went, and I was so excited because I was a fan of the books, and I ended up booking it!

Kidzworld: So you Were a fan of the Divergent series before landing the role of Hector?

  • Emjay: Oh yes.

Emjay Anthony in InsurgentEmjay Anthony in InsurgentCourtesy of Lionsgate

Kidzworld: What is your favorite book now?

  • Emjay: I'm not really a huge book fan to be honest, but those books I really love! It's the only books I ever read.

Kidzworld: Can you tell us a little bit about Hector, what is he like?

  • Emjay: He's a little bit more brave then me to be honest, and I could never be in Dauntless - thats intense! I mean I would want to, but I dont know if I could handle it, definitely intense. Also his life is just so action-packed. Like people attacking him all time, like brainwashing him and making jump off a cliff, his life is dangerous.

Kidzworld: Which faction do you think you'd be in in real life?

  • Emjay: I think I'd be in Candor.

Kidzworld: There's so much action in the movie, what was the most fun part to film in Insurgent?

  • Emjay: Probably where I was in a trance and I had to jump off a cliff, that was pretty fun.

Kidzworld: How did they film that?

  • Emjay: They attached me to a wire and I had to lean forward and almost fall off a cliff, it was actually really scary but really cool.

Hector is braver than I am says EmjayHector is braver than I am says EmjayCourtesy of Lionsgate

Kidzworld: What is the cast like, are there any practical jokers in the cast?

  • Emjay: Everyone was really funny, it was such great shoot.

Kidzworld: Who was your fave person to work with?

  • Emjay: Maybe Suki Waterhouse, I mean she's really nice and you know, really hot!

Kidzworld: Insurgent will be on Blu-ray soon, are you excited about the release of the next film, Allegiant?

  • Emjay: Oh yeah, I'm probably going to wait at the midnight release so I can see it.

Kidzworld: If you could be any other character in the Divergent series, who would you be and why?

  • Emjay: That's a touch question! Maybe Theo, probably Theo, I mean for one he gets to kiss Shailene Woodley, and he has amazing stunts, he got to do so much cool stuff, the train scene...that was awesome!

Insurgent Blu-ray CoverInsurgent Blu-ray CoverCourtesy of Lionsgate

Insurgent is now available on Blu-ray +DVD!


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