Video: New Footage of Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews

Entertainment Tonight released another behind-the-scenes video which features some new footage of Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews.  Personally, I’m not sure how one could watch this and NOT agree that Winslet is PERFECT for the role, right??

Kate Winslet Admits She Had No Hesitation In Accepting Her Role In Divergent

Kate Winslet recently talked with MTV about accepting the role of Jeanine Matthews in Divergent, even admitting  she’s scored some cool points with her kids!

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“I didn’t have any hesitation at all,” she said of her role in what could be a three-part series. “It was such a great script. It’s a fantastic book.”

“My daughter is going to be 13, and my son is almost 10, and they’re getting to that age where this is the type of literature they’re going to be reading very soon,” she explained. “In fact, my daughter, two days ago, came home from school and went, ‘Mom! You’re never going to believe it. Rufus came up to me at school and said, ‘Is your mom really in ‘Divergent’? Is there going to be a premiere? Can you get me a ticket?’ ‘ My daughter suddenly [had a] new-found respect. ‘My mum is actually really cool.’ I’m just going to go with that. I did it because I wanted my kids to think I was cool.”


First Look at Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews in DIVERGENT

USA Today has released the first photo of Kate Winslet as Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews!

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Here’s an excerpt from the story where Winslet talks a bit about her character:

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.”

I have to say, she does look intimidating!  Let us know what you think about this first look at Jeanine Matthews and visit USA Today to read the complete story.

Kate Winslet is Officially Jeanine Matthews!


We told you last week that Kate Winslet would be portraying Jeanine in Divergent, but it wasn’t official until yesterday.  Veronica Roth took to her blog to reveal her feelings on this casting choice:

Okay, so you may have seen/heard rumors of this already, so it’s not exactly new news, but it is Officially Official, which means that I can tell you my thoughts.

KATE WINSLET has been cast as Jeanine Matthews!

What can I say? When I found out, I was floored. I grew up watching Kate Winslet in movies, whether it was Titanic or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or The Reader, and she is an incredible actress, and I am sure that she will be extraordinary as Jeanine. I’m excited to see the complexity and depth she’ll bring to the role.

That was me containing my fangirling.


(That was me not containing my fangirling.)


Who Should Kate Winslet Play In Divergent?

In light of the very strong rumors indicting Kate Winslet has landed a role in Divergent, we’d like to know who you want her to portray in the film!