Kate Winslet sat down with Business Standard to talk about her role in “Divergent” as the main antagonist Jeanine Matthews. Being her first role as a “baddie” check out what Kate had to say:
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, who has played several “good girl” roles on the big screen, surprised herself when she agreed to play a baddie in her forthcoming film “Divergent”.
“I’m no idiot. The idea went through my head that I have never played a baddie before. I was almost kind of surprised,” the “Titanic” actress said in a statement.
Jeanine is the protector 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.
Talking about a scene where she adopts a positively chilly demeanour, Winslet said: “That’s the whole point of Jeanine. She walks down the corridor and sort of just leaves this vapour trail. I knew I had to bring that intimidation.”
Even the author of the book “Divergent” was amazed to see Winslet go deep into the script.
“Kate has gone with a very subtle, even well meaning villain. She’s not a moustache twirling Disney type. She brings the menace in a very quiet way,” Roth said.
You can read the rest of the article over at Business Standard here.