Prom season is right around the corner, so we wanted to see which of your fave celebs has what it takes to be crowned Teen’s 2014 Prom King. A prom king is usually someone who everybody loves and gets along with, and it’s no secret that we ADORE all of the guys in the running. However, it’s up to YOU to determine the winner. Will it be newcomer Ansel Elgort? Or maybe someone more seasoned like Zac Efron? Cast your vote(s) daily to make sure your fave fella wins!
Ansel is nominated and make sure you vote daily at Teen.com!
Ansel Elgort attended a screening of Divergent at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on March 5th. I have added 20 pictures from the event to the gallery!
Ansel has been all over the place the last few days. I have now added more photos of Ansel from Jimmy Kimmel Live. Also, photos from the “Vanity Fair Campaign Young Hollywood Party (Feb 25),” the Divergent premiere/screening in Orlando (Mar 3) and Chicago (Mar 4)! Thank you so much to Kieran for the high quality Jimmy Kimmel, Vanity Party, and Red Carpet premiere photos!
It’s hard to recall a time when Ansel Elgort’s handsome face wasn’t instantly recognizable as belonging to a hot young actor. He is, after all, starring in two of the most-anticipated YA novel adaptations ever to hit the big screen. But there’s one person out there who does remember those strange, desperate days before Ansel Elgort was famous.
Of course, that person is Ansel Elgort, who spoke with MTV as part of the kickoff for his “Divergent” adaptation’s “Candor Week” in celebration of the film’s “honest” faction.
“I was living with my parents, who were very supportive. I was just making tapes all the time in my stairwell,” the actor said, remembering the long, dry days before he landed a career-making role in “Divergent.”
With just one film under his belt — as Carrie White’s ill-fated prom date in the 2013 remake of “Carrie” — Elgort was anxious to work again. And by the time he was submitting his audition tape for “Divergent,” seven months after shooting his character’s ignominius death courtesy of a tumbling bucket of pig’s blood, he was getting both a little desperate and more than a little creative with his submissions.
“I auditioned for Four,” he said, referring to the “Divergent” role played by Theo James. “We did a few takes and it wasn’t really working — it was okay, whatever — and [my friend] was like, ‘You should take a knife and hold it while you’re giving the speech.’ So I took a big kitchen knife, a big one, and I had the kitchen knife and I was holding it, playing with it, giving this speech as Four…”
He paused, and then laughed.
“I wasn’t ready for Four.”
It’s OK, though: Elgort says that he’s thrilled to have landed the role of Caleb — “He’s a really interesting guy,” he mused — and furthermore, that he knew as soon as he saw Theo James in the role that the right man had won the part. Actually, he was so moved by James’ performance that he felt compelled to tell him so at the first possible opportunity, which came at, er, a not-so-opportune moment.
I have added a few scans from US Weekly Divergent Collector’s Edition that feature Ansel to the gallery. Thanks to DivergentsUK for the scans!
I have added new stills from The Fault In Our Stars to the gallery! I will try to get high quality ones soon!