Why did Kate Winslet take the role of Jeanine?

In a new interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Kate Winslet sat down and talked her upcoming role as Jeanine Matthews in ‘Divergent’ and about why she chose the role. Subscribe to Bookstacked News. YA Book Reviews. Upcoming Releases. Monthly giveaways. Weekly. Free. Let’s do this. By subscribing, you accept the privacy policy Kate Winslet was […]

 

In a new interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Kate Winslet sat down and talked her upcoming role as Jeanine Matthews in ‘Divergent’ and about why she chose the role.

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Kate Winslet was busy promoting her new film, “Labor Day” and stopped to talk to MTV about accepting the role as Jeanine Matthews. She said a large part of the reason she accepted the role was for her children.

“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.”

Sounds like a pretty cool mom! We’re definitely eager to see how Kate Winslet portrays our favorite Divergent villain!

‘Divergent’ is scheduled for release on March 21, 2014.

Read the rest of the interview here.

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