Kate Winslet gets cool points from kids with Divergent

Sep 13 2013, 11:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Kate Winslet gets cool points from kids with Divergent

Kate Winslet accepted a role in 'Divergent' because she wanted her kids to think she was ''cool''.

The Oscar-winning actress has joked she signed on to star in the Neil Burger-directed film, which is based on Veronica Roth's best-selling dystopian trilogy, since she knew her teenage children would be impressed.

Kate will play cold and calculating Jeanine Matthews, the brainy head of the 'Erudite' faction, who attempts to take control in a world where people are divided into four groups based on personality type.

She told MTV News: ''I didn't have any hesitation at all. 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.

''In fact, my daughter, two days ago, came home from school and went, 'Mum! You're never going to believe it. Rufus came up to me at school and said, 'Is your mum 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.''

Kate is due to be joined by 'The Descendants' breakout star Shailene Woodley as heroine Tris Prior, who is branded dangerous due to her 'divergent' personality type.

Despite the novels having a cult following of young fans, Winslet prefers not to think of the film and its subsequent sequels being labelled a franchise.

The 37-year-old blonde sighed: ''It's funny. I think I'm developing a kind of subconscious loathing of the word 'franchise'.

''I just think of something that's packaged, something you can buy on a shelf and is immediately disposable. I don't know. It's a really weird word for me.''

Source: Bang Movies

 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

New Steve Jobs Trailer Shows the Dark Side of the Genius
New Steve Jobs Trailer Shows the Dark Side of the Genius
The first full official trailer of the new Steve Jobs movie with Michael Fassbender has been released. Watch the trailer below.
 
 
Daddy’s Home Trailer: Will Ferrell vs Mark Wahlberg
Daddy’s Home Trailer: Will Ferrell vs Mark Wahlberg
‘Daddy’s Home’ stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as two competing dad’s trying to win their children’s affection.
 
 
Sicario First Trailer Shows Emily Blunt as Kickass Agent
Sicario First Trailer Shows Emily Blunt as Kickass Agent
The movie is being directed by the director of prisoners, Denis Villeneuve.
 
 
Kung Fu Panda 3 First Trailer Released
Kung Fu Panda 3 First Trailer Released
Kung Fu Panda 3 short trailer release to a lot of anticipation and thrill awaiting the disclosure of the new storyline.