Miles Teller Dishes on His Role in 'Divergent'; Says He Felt Dead Inside While Shooting the Hit Movie; ‘Whiplash’ Actor Reveals Story About His Lucky Scars

"Divergent" star Miles Teller recently opened up about his role on "Divergent" and said that he felt dead inside while shooting the film because he didn't really have an interesting part in it.

The 27-year-old opened up to W Magazine and explained what it was like landing a titular role on "Whiplash."

"When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside. I didn't have an interesting role in Divergent and I'd taken the film for business reasons: 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," he said.

Teller, who won every single major award at this year's Sundance Film Festival also received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.

His sudden success, he owes to the map of faint scars he has etched on the left side of his body.

"Seven years ago, when I was 20, I was in a car accident. Some friends and I had been at the Gathering of the Vibes, a Deadhead festival in Connecticut, and we were driving back to my hometown in Florida. My buddy lost control of the car, jumped three lanes of traffic, and the car flipped eight times. I went out the window before the car started to roll. Everyone was yelling, 'Where's Miles?!' I was covered in blood by the side of the road."

Following the untimely accident, Teller ended up with at least 20 staples in his left shoulder, suffered from a broken wrist and deep gashes on his face.

A year after his accident, Teller was lucky enough to have been blessed with a role in the film "Rabit Hole" where he played the role of a catalyst for a deadly accident, Yahoo reported. Since he had his staples to show that he was once injured, Teller was immediately cast post-graduation from the New York University.

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