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Kate Winslet Confirmed for 'Divergent' as Jeanine Matthews!

Kate Winslet Confirmed for 'Divergent' as Jeanine Matthews!

After a couple months of speculation, Kate Winslet has been officially confirmed to join the cast of the highly anticipated film Divergent!

The 37-year-old actress will be playing the role of Jeanine Matthews, who is the most powerful member of the Erudite faction and writes articles to smear the Abnegation faction.

Divergent is set in a futuristic dystopia, where a teenager (Shailene Woodley) seeks to break free from her homogeneous society that divides people based on human traits. She leaves her faction and joins a rival group, where she falls for a young man (Theo James).

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  • whatever

    She doesn’t even have to show up and film at all and still recieve an oscar. Like to know who she’s on her knees for.

  • Joy McBride

    Can’t stand her and the movie sounds stupid!!

  • Rose

    HELL YES! So excited for this!

  • Anonymous

    YES! Kate Winslet just classed things up. Every now and then, the ‘prestigious’ actors let loose and have fun in a big movie. I love the fact that she chose a cool sci-fi instead of those dreary fairytale-themed movies. Her character is apparently an evil bitch and I can totally see her having a blast. So excited! She’ll have a drama out that year too with Matthias Schoenaerts, and ‘Labor Day’ this year.

  • kayla

    Could we please slow it down on all these YA novel to movie adaptations? Every time I turn around there’s a new one. It’s an overload. Also, I have no problem with Shailene Woodley, but how many things is she gonna be cast in? Last week I find out she’s gonna be MJ in TASM 2, and just today I find out about her being Hazel in TFIOS and now this. Hope she can handle it all.

  • http://- Kate

    @kayla: I agree! Hope she can pull it off!

  • kiwi

    I think Kate will be the perfect Jeanine! I can actually picture her in the role. :-)

  • Anonymous

    @kayla: She’s so young. She acts for a living. I’m sure she can handle a bunch of projects!

  • Sarah

    The description that is written there of what the book is about is SO not accurate! That is not the plot of the book at all. It is not about her going to a different faction and meeting a guy. Yes that happens during part of it but it is about so much more than that.

  • Anggie

    Yeah! She is Jeanine Matthews! i like it, she is one of the few in the cast that i like
    can represent the character like i imagine at all.
    :) Very, Very Happy