Veronica Roth Explains Divergence In Plotline for Insurgent

Ever since the Insurgent trailers showed Shailene Woodley's character Tris holding a gun, fans were up in arms about a plotline clearly deviating from the second Divergent novel. In the book, Tris has difficulty holding a gun as she copes with the fact that she killed her friend Will. Author Veronica Roth spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about this specific difference while at the Insurgent premiere, held Monday at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. Roth said, "for me, that was all the gun-holding thing really was, a way of showing how traumatized she is by what's happened to her."