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Kate Winslet gets cool points from kids with Divergent

Kate Winslet gets cool points from kids with Divergent

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

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...

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Kate Winslet gets cool points from kids with Divergent

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

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.''

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A Little Chaos

Jul 22 2014 7:44pm CDT | Source: movienewz

Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci star in the drama A Little Chaos, directed by Rickman. A passionate love affair challenges a beautiful landscape gardener both personally and professionally as she navigates the sexual and political intrigues of the Versailles court. Release Date: TBA, 2014 (TIFF) Studio: Lionsgate Genre: Drama Director: Alan ...
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‘Point Break’ Casts Teresa Palmer As Female Lead

Jun 16 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Teresa Palmer is negotiating to star alongside Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey in Alcon’s reboot of the 1991 action thriller Point Break. Palmer is best known for Lionsgate’s zombie comedy Warm Bodies but will next be seen in director Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. She is currently on set for John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine (Open Road Films) with Kate Winslet, Casey Affle ...
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Meryl Streep Rules in the New Trailer for 'The Giver'

Jun 4 2014 11:59am CDT | Source: yahoo

According to YA books, futuristic dystopias — for all their downsides — will make great strides in letting strong women hold positions of power. Kate Winslet ruled mightily in Divergent, Patricia Clarkson heads a secret organization in September’s The Maze Runner, and Julianne Moore will be the rebel leader President Coin in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Now, Meryl Streep is getting her chance to be drunk with ...
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Weston, Waterhouse Join "Insurgent"

May 30 2014 3:37am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Suki Waterhouse ("Pusher," "Material Girl") and Jonny Weston ("Chasing Mavericks," "Taken 3") have joined the cast of Robert Schwentke's upcoming "Divergent" sequel "Insurgent" at Summit Entertainment. Shailene Woodley and Theo James return as citizens in a world where people are divided into factions based on certain values. Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney and Zoe Kravitz are also returning. Water ...
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