TODAY | March 17, 2014
>> to action movies, maggie q knows how to pull off amazing stunts. she jumped from soaring helicopters in " mission impossible 3 " and chased down bad guys on the tv show "nikita."
>> plays tory.
>> that's all right.
>> an aptitude test .
>> a "g" looks like a "q."
>> take a look at a clip.
>> you're going to tell your family that i sent you home, all right?
>> what was my result?
>> your results were inconclusive.
>> that doesn't make any sense.
>> no, not impossible, just extremely rare. they call it "divergent."
>> maggie joins us now. good morning, so great to have you here.
>> thank you.
>> i know you had to know how big of a deal this movie was going to be.
>> i didn't, actually.
>> i hadn't read the books because they're sort of young adult -ish books. i want to think i'm a young adult , but i'm actually just an adult. and so i wasn't familiar with it. i sort of loved the script first. and then they -- i started to hear buzzes about, by the way, it's a big young adult book and it's going to be. you can never in this business depend on what's going to be. you have no idea.
>> i took it based on the script that i loved and then it all kind of transpired the way it has.
>> it's about a future where you get divided into five factions where you're dauntless amity or candor. so in the film, you were dauntless.
>> i was.
>> but in real life , which would you be?
>> i mean, i think they casted right. i think i'm rooted in dauntless. we talked about this, we went on a regional tour together. and they asked us when we were 16 what we would've chosen. i think at 16, not that i don't care about people now, but i think i would have chosen abnigation.
>> i love what you do. you're a tough woman. and it translates, of course, to "divergent." what kind of training goes into this?
>> a lot. it's sort of pretty extensive. and what people don't understand is that you're also still getting, you know, like for example, "nikita" a 60-page script. memorizing that, training with the physicality, dealing with the things you're dealing with. it's a bigger work load, i think, than people can ever understand.
>> your character eventually as we showed that sort of pivotal role where you tell her she's a divergent. but because you're a tattoo artist , we thought we'd play a game with you.
>> oh, great.
>> and you have a couple yourself, as well.
>> i do.
>> with don't have the answers to these. we're going to show you the photos and you have to identify who the tattoo belongs to.
>> i hope they're famous.
>> this rapper/songwriter.
>> i know who that is eve.
>> very good.
>> he rose to prominence in the 1980s television series "21 jump street ."
>> that's johnny depp .
>> that's good. captain jack . 2 for 2.
>> and finally, the last one here. the hint is she was born and raised in hawaii, she made her on screen debut as a child alongside her famous father.
>> yeah, angelina.
>> very good.
>> all right. great.
>> got them all.
>> well, those are pretty famous. they couldn't be more famous.
>> we do that for our friends.
>> name two of the most famous people in the world and i would have been right.
>> well, ticket sales are surpassing "twilight."
>> and you've already got two sequels.
>> we do. we're starting the sequel soon. i feel so blessed. it's kind of ridiculous.
>> have you monitored the social media ?
>> i do not, ever. i want to pretend i'm more involved than that. but i do it for different things and things i care about. in terms of approval and ups and downs .
>> the "divergent" fans, it's a whole other level.
>> it was weird with twitter. i felt like you have to be balanced in your life.
>> get ready for it. it's