That’s just what Winslet does in the pivotal role of Jeanine Matthews in the film adaptation (out March 21) of the first novel in Veronica Roth’s best-selling Divergent trilogy.
Jeanine is the architect of a futuristic dystopian society based in Chicago, in which the population is divided into five factions. As the leader of the Erudite, or intelligent group, Jeanine is also the story’s antagonist.
Winslet’s character adopts a positively chilly demeanor when she meets hero Tris Prior (The Descendants‘ Shailene Woodley) and her family in a scene depicting the day Tris will choose her faction.
“That’s the whole point of Jeanine,” Winslet says. “She walks down the corridor and sort of just leaves this vapor trail. I knew I had to bring that intimidation.”
The role gives the Oscar winner (best actress for 2008’s The Reader) the opportunity to play her first screen villain.
“I’m no idiot. The idea went through my head that I have never played a baddie before,” she says. “I was almost kind of surprised.”
We’ve seen some great stills and set photos so far, but we still haven’t seen one of Four–that changes tomorrow! Entertainment Weekly is giving us our first look at Theo James as Four tomorrow at 9:30 am PT! While you wait, check out the little tease they released.
From the Divergent Movie Facebook Page:
Is this what you’ve been waiting “FOUR?” See the whole picture tomorrow on Entertainment Weekly at 9:30am PT!
Silly question: Who’s excited?! Check back here tomorrow for the complete photo.