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Jai Courtney happy he is out of the Divergent franchise

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Jai Courtney happy he is out of the Divergent franchise

Jai Courtney is glad the 'Divergent' franchise is behind him.

The 30-year-old actor played Eric Coulter in the first two instalments of the film series and whilst he had a great time on set and enjoyed playing the character, he admits it isn't his future.

He said: "Look, 'Divergent' did a lot for me and I liked that character, but I'm glad I was in and out of there in a couple of films. I don't think it hurts anyone, but some of those guys have been making that movie since 2013, and I'm glad I had the fun with it that I did and it's not my future."

And Courtney admits his preparation for 'Suicide Squad' was "100 per cent" more than any other franchise he's starred in.

Speaking about the hotly anticipated film, he shared: "I have had to do prep that's heavy on the physical expectations, but never had a rehearsal period like this before."

Meanwhile, the 'A Good Day to Die Hard' star has praised 'Suicide Squad's director David Ayer for giving them the "luxury" of lots of rehearsal time as well as the more unusual preparation techniques.

He told Business Insider: "That's the beauty of it. It's not like he's complicating anything with this stuff. It's fanning the fire. It's a really cool way to shake up the usual pattern of preparation for a job. It's good that you never really know what that's going to mean, you know? That's a gift.

"It kind of feeds into it. You can do whatever work you think is necessary for a job but unless you have a system like this in place, you may not uncover certain things. There's not a right or wrong way to prepare. My approach changes on every job. But I think David having this long pre-production and the physical demands - I think it's all in the luxury of rehearsal. You're only going to go deeper and that's what he's interested in."