“It’s a Wrap!” On filming ‘Divergent’

Well ladies and gentlemen, it appears that “It’s a Wrap!” On the filming of the Divergent movie! Amy Newbold (Molly) tweeted this earlier that she was heading to the Divergent Wrap Party:

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Then, Shailene Woodley’s stunt double, Alicia Vela-Bailey tweeted this with a picture of her very “Dauntless” heels!

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Yes. It’s bittersweet but we as a fandom have been VERY lucky to see all the AMAZING set coverage!!! We have seen so many awesome stills, people have had wonderful fan encounters and it has seemed like the filming of Divergent has been a great experience for everyone involved!! Now we get to look forward to things like the first footage being shown at San Diego International Comic Con on Thursday and our first trailer!

(PICTURE) First Look at Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews!!

 

 

 

Well apparently US Today is on the Ball! Here is our first look at Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews! Pretty Awesome if I do say so myself!

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Kate Winslet stars as a menacing group leader in ‘Divergent.’

by Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY 

CHICAGO — As Kate Winslet descends the stairs in the Hall of Choosing during a scene from the action-adventure tale Divergent, she carries a slim briefcase in front of her, which has multiple uses.

Given that she’s wearing a sharp, lab-coat-inspired executive suit, the accessory further projects the image of a true leader as Winslet’s character serenely inspects the assembled masses.

As soon as director Neil Burger yells “cut!,” Winslet employs the container for another use — as a fan on the stifling set of Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, which has broken air conditioners. As she flaps, she reveals that the case also disguises a baby bump — she announced in early June that she’s having her third child, the first with husband Ned Rocknroll.

“I’m holding up fine. I’m pregnant, but it’s not at the point where it becomes impossible,” says Winslet, 37, relaxing at a conference table with bags of nearly melted ice on her feet. “Sometimes you just have to roll with it.”

That’s just what Winslet does in the pivotal role of Jeanine Matthews in the film adaptation (out March 21) of the first novel in Veronica Roth’s best-selling Divergent trilogy.

Jeanine is the architect 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.

Winslet’s character adopts a positively chilly demeanor when she meets hero Tris Prior (The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley) and her family in a scene depicting the day Tris will choose her faction.

“That’s the whole point of Jeanine,” Winslet says. “She walks down the corridor and sort of just leaves this vapor trail. I knew I had to bring that intimidation.”

The role gives the Oscar winner (best actress for 2008’s The Reader) the opportunity to play her first screen villain.

“I’m no idiot. The idea went through my head that I have never played a baddie before,” she says. “I was almost kind of surprised.”

The pregnancy helped maintain the intimidation factor, since Winslet came into the shoot late. She used that distance from her co-stars to her advantage by keeping herself slightly aloof initially.

“I wanted to break it and say, ‘It’s OK, I’m really fun. I promise.’ ” she says. “But I thought, just for today, I’d let them think that I am a complete bitch.”

 Burger says Winslet is game for every aspect of the shoot, even volunteering to perform a small fall in her character’s fight scene. (He used a stunt double.) Wardrobe changes were needed to accommodate the pregnancy, and Winslet’s time on set is closely managed.

“Obviously, we have to be careful, and the way we shoot her changes things,” Burger says. “But there’s a way to do it so we stay off the fact she is pregnant.”

Even the die-hard fans of the series, who have nitpicked about things such as Woodley’s hair color, have been “exploding with joy” with the news of Winslet’s casting, Roth says. Watching from the monitor, Roth feels Winslet even exceeds the hype.

“Kate has gone with a very subtle, even well-meaning villain. She’s not a mustache-twirling Disney type,” she says. “She brings the menace in a very quiet way.”

Video: MTV visits Divergent set; interviews Shailene Woodley, Theo James and more

MTV is being rather generous this morning! In addition to announcing that they will live-stream conversation with the Divergent cast from SDCC, they have released a video of their visit to Divergent sets.

MTV’s Josh Horowitz talks to the cast including Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and Zoe Kravitz, and the video shows a lot of behind-the-scenes from the movie. Check it out by clicking on the image below:

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Did anyone else squee when Theo walks in while Shai is being interviewed?!

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When Entertainment Weekly showed us the first look into Divergent with this still I got chills.. I mean CHILLS. This is one of the MANY scenes I am excited to see come to the big screen.
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Now thanks to our friends at DivergentLife and MTV we can get a small taste of that scene coming to life with this GIF. What scene are you excited to see?

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Divergent Zipline Scene filmed

How exciting is this? The zipline scene was filmed over the weekend in Chicago. Our friends Divergent Fans edited and shared some photos from the set.

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How awesome does this look? I love that “X” marks the end of the zipline and that the camera is ON the zipline. This means we will get to see what Tris sees as she flies through the city! Incredible! I can’t wait to see how it translates onto the big screen!zipline dauntless

See more photos and videos at DivergentFans