Ever since the Insurgent trailers showed Shailene Woodley's Tris holding a gun, fans were up in arms about a plot line clearly deviating from the second Divergent novel. In the book, Tris has difficulty holding a gun as she copes with the fact 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.
"I think having an action movie in which the heroine can't hold a weapon, then the whole movie is about her not being able to hold a weapon," said Roth. "But they found other ways for her to express her emotional state, other than the gun-holding."