6 Huge Movie Roles One of Your Favorite YA Actors Tried and Failed to Land
Despite being only 22-years-old, Ansel Elgort has been a part of some of the biggest movies of recent years. He made us sob as Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars, pissed us the eff off as Caleb Prior in Divergent and gave us the feels as Tim Mooney in Men, Women & Children. But even though the NYC-born actor has a pretty impressive resume thus far, he understands what it’s like to be told ‘no’ by Hollywood’s finest.
Even though it may seen that Ansel shot to fame out of nowhere, the sandy haired cutie has put in a ton of work, just like many of his fellow young stars. It was recently announced that the youngster is in final talks to star in the upcoming movie version of the role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, and although things are looking good on this end, not all film negotiations have gone as positively for him. To see which big on-screen roles Ansel was once considered for, scroll through the gallery below!
Tobias 'Four' Eaton, Divergent
We know Ansel as Tris' cowardly brother Caleb in The Divergent Series, but he initially went out for a different role in the YA franchise.
"I auditioned for Four," he told MTV. "We did a few takes and it wasn't really working... 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… I wasn't ready for Four."
But even though his first plan didn't go so well, the actor said he really likes playing Caleb because "he's a really interesting guy."