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Before he landed the male lead in October’s Carrie, Ansel Elgort was just another theater rat hoping for a break. Now the son of fashion photographer Arthur Elgort has leading roles in two major YA films. He plays Shailene Woodley’s brother in Divergent, out March 28, and her love interest in June’s much-hyped adaptation, The Fault in Our Stars. Raised in New York as a ballet dancer and theater performer, the part-time music producer will round out his year with Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children.

When did you know you wanted to be an actor?
It was more that I wanted to be a performer. I was at the School of American Ballet, and they put me in the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. That was my first time performing, and it was in front of 3,000 people. I loved it.

How did you go about getting your first film role?
With Carrie, I did like seven auditions. I’d never done a movie, so they wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to ruin it. I don’t blame them.

How do you explain getting such major roles so early on in your career?
Even my agents and everyone are sort of saying that you’re not supposed to get them. They’ve never really had anyone who’s done this really quickly. I guess it would have to be that I did a lot of stage first. I’ve been performing and working for a while. I put a lot of work into it. It was really nonstop for years. Even after signing with my manager at 16, I said I wanted to finish up high school and finish my training.

What makes you nervous about your success?
Not having time to chill in my apartment and play Call of Duty. I just moved to Brooklyn, and I’m paying rent, but I’m always on the road. I hope it slows down for a second — I’m freaking 19 years old.

What kind of career would you like?
I would like to do more independent films. In the meantime, I spend a lot of time on Ansolo, my music alter ego.

What’s your best Hollywood moment so far?
I went to a Golden Globes party, this CAA party. All of sudden, I go to a party where there are more A-listers than normal people. It was a pretty ridiculous experience. It didn’t make sense to me that I would go to the party and the entire dance floor would be Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, P. Diddy and Michael Fassbender.

You’ve got two big movies this year. Are you ready for that sort of fame?
Not really, no. I’m just going to try to keep my life as normal as I can. I’m sure it’ll change, but hopefully I don’t become a dick, you know? Hopefully people will respect my privacy a little bit. With passionate fans, it just means as an artist, you have people who care about the art you make, forever. That’s really special.

-Source: HollywoodReporter.com

Mar 2014
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Screen Rant catches up with Elgort to talk about his character and the Divergent world.

Screen Rant: Talk about your character and how he fits into the storyline?
Ansel Elgort: I play Caleb Prior and I’m Beatrice Prior’s brother. Beatrice is the main character. I’m about nine months older than her so I guess I’m her older brother but we’re pretty much the same age. And this point in your life in the world of Divergent, you choose whether you want to stay in the faction you were born into with your family or if you want to switch factions, go to a different faction. Both of us do and it’s a big deal because it’s called defecting and most people don’t leave their family. But we do and then conflict arises.

SR: And we have another two movies to go…
Ansel Elgort: Yeah.

SR: So when you first read the script, could you relate to your character? He’s kind of sure of himself compared to his sister.
Ansel Elgort: Yeah, definitely. I’m very different from Caleb. I think I’m pretty much different from every character I play, you have to find your similarities and you have to find what you share in common because when you build a character you take certain parts of yourself, leave out certain parts of yourself and you put it inside the shell and that’s who you become and so it’s a weird thing being an actor but that’s what you do. With Caleb, I took the part of myself – Caleb is very forward thinking. He’s logical. He wants to be the best he can b and he wants to learn too which is something I like to do. I like to learn new things all the time.

SR: Let’s talk about the camaraderie on set. There’s a huge cast, did you all band together or were you segregated like your factions?
Ansel Elgort: No even though they were Dauntless and I was Erudite, we still hung out a little bit. At the end of the day we were allowed to leave our factions without becoming factionless and go back to our hotel. So we hung out and I played a lot of basketball. We had a nice little court down at our hotel so that was fun. Yeah, it’s fun doing a movie with a lot of young people. It’s like going to summer camp.

SR: Ashley Judd plays your mother and you have scenes with Kate Winslet. What did you learn from them?
Ansel Elgort: Just being around them, you are sort of like, wow this is what’s it like being around a superstar and act with them which was really cool. Kate also gave me really good advice about handling your career as an actor and be careful to keep yourself pure, because you become everyone’s when you’re an actor or a celebrity or whatever. I don’t know if that’s going to happen to me but it might and if this movie is as successful as it should be because it’s very good, it very well could happen. You need to keep your life normal at the same time as it isn’t anymore. She gave me that advice and it was really helpful.

SR: Which faction would you choose?
Ansel Elgort: I think everyone would get Divergent in real life because no one is just one thing. You can’t really test it because your brain, people like to think of themselves as one thing but you’re not. But I would choose Amity.

-Source: Screenrant.com

Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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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!

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.

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Hollywood, meet Ansel Elgort: The 19-year-old star of the upcoming film adaptation of John Green’s teen novel The Fault in Our Stars has only been associated with two major big screen projects — the first being March’s Divergent, based on Veronica Roth’s novel — but he’s already slowly becoming a household name among the tween set. Need a refresher on the triple-threat actor/dancer/singer? Us Weekly rounds up five fun facts about the shaggy-haired teen below!

1. Elgort is no stranger to acting. In high school, “I played Link Larkin in Hairspray,” says the graduate of NYC’s prestigious LaGuardia arts high school, who also starred off-Broadway in Regrets with Alexis Bledel during his senior year. “Nothing like wooing a girl in front of 1,200 people!” Elgort’s first big screen role was alongside fellow young Hollywood standout Chloe Grace Moretz in 2013’s remake of Carrie, where he played the title character’s ill-fated prom date Tommy Ross.

2. Movie fans better get used to seeing his name on the marquee. Following The Fault in Our Stars, Elgort will again team up with Woodley for this year’s Divergent, also based on a popular young adult novel. One unique difference between TFIOS and Divergent? In the former, he plays Woodley’s love interest, and in the latter, her brother!

3. He’s a trained ballet dancer and studied under Olga Kostritzky, the same coach who prepped Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan. Auditioning at age 9 for the School of American Ballet, Elgort told the New York Daily News that he couldn’t leave the stage after his first turn in front of the bright lights. “I hated the ballet but I liked performing,” explained Elgort, who also honed his skills for seven summers at performing arts camp Stagedoor Manor. “I did 20 [ballet] shows and I could’t get the smile off my face.”

4. Those who have worked with the young talent expect him to quickly earn celebrity heartthrob status. “He’s a very clear type — a handsome leading man,” Sandy Faison, the head of LaGuardia High’s drama department, tells the NYDN of Elgort. “He goes out of his way not to play that up. But if I was casting Armie Hammer’s younger brother, I’d look no further than Ansel.” His former professors aren’t the only ones into Elgort’s good looks. In 2009, Elgort modeled in a campaign for Teen Vogue — with his photographer father, Arthur Elgort, behind the lens.

5. If Elgort’s film talents don’t wow you, his music might. “I write music because I love it. Sometimes more than anything in the world,” the teen — who records dance music under the stage name Ansolo — recently wrote on Twitter. Raves Woodley of the musician: “He’s got the perfect balance of being quirky and young . . . and an old soul,” Woodley tells MTV. “He’s a nugget of light!”
The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters June 6, 2014.

-Source: USMagazine.com