Theo James changes his accent to get served in American bars.

The 'Divergent' star doesn't use his British ways to charm people when he's in the US, and sometimes even ends up mimicking an American accent to get a drink.

He told People magazine: ''If I'm in a New York bar, I'll sometimes end up putting on an American accent because it makes it easier to get a drink. Some Brits are probably better at playing up [the English accent], but it doesn't seem to work for me.''

Theo also says he has to be careful of some of the ''crazy'' people in the movie industry.

He added: ''In this industry there are a lot of crazies. I like a grounded, normal girl who has a strong sense of self.''

The 29-year-old is also afraid of the sea, and has an irrational fear of being eaten by a shark.

He explained: ''I've always been afraid of deep, open water. There is great potential for sharks to attack and for some reason one of my great fears is being attacked by a great white. Just thinking about it is scary.''