While many fans enjoyed the final outcome for the first movie in the Divergent series, and as the rest of the books are set to be put on screen also, it seems like one of the franchise's biggest stars isn't a fan of the work done so far on the series.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, Miles Teller, who plays Peter in Divergent and Insurgent, talked about the franchise and how it led into his latest film festival darling, Whiplash.
"When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside. I didn't have an interesting part (in Divergent), and I'd taken the film for business reasons," Teller said.
"It was the first movie I'd done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, 'This sucks.' He told me about Whiplash."
While it seems like some harsh words to be said about the franchise, it probably rings true to Teller that the series isn't his top priority. The actor has now garnered respect for his work in independent films like The Spectacular Now and Whiplash while he is about to start a franchise he will help lead in Fantastic Four.
The actor tried to apologize for the statement first with a release from his rep that said the actor was "accustomed to being more involved in the process of filmmaking, Miles regrets those words. He does value his relationship with Lionsgate and his participation in the franchise."
Teller took to Twitter and apologized, but in what seemed like a non-genuine apology. With two more movies to go, it would seem that the actor isn't getting out of this franchise anytime soon.
I've never done a movie for "business" reasons. I'm proud to be a part of Divergent franchise and love all of Peter's Princesses
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) September 24, 2014
Teller will be seen in Whiplash later this year and in Fantastic Four, which opens in August 2015.