Watch: Kate Winslet talks getting cast as Jeanine Matthews in Divergent

In an interview with MTV at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Kate Winslet talked a bit about Divergent, and how she had no hesitations in signing up for the antagonist, Jeanine Mattews, because the script was “great” and the book “fantastic”.

Watch her talk about her children’s reaction to the casting as well, here.


As a huge fan of Kate, this is probably my favorite casting of the lot (of course, Theo excepted!), and I can’t wait to see how she brings Jeanine to life!

Theo and Shailene to debut First Look footage for Divergent on MTV Vma PRE Show

We wanted to make sure that everyone understands that the First Look footage will be shown on the MTV Vma PRE SHOW, NOT the actual show! The pre show airs on 8/25 at 8pm EST. Also, Theo, Miles and Ansel will be doing a 30 minute Q and A with Josh Horowitz on Saturday 8/24 at 6:30pm EST. Check out all the details below from MTV: 

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“Divergent” stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James will exclusively debut the official first look from their dystopian drama during the VMA pre-show, airing August 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

Divergent is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

“Divergent” opens March 21, 2014.

In addition to his VMA pre-show appearance, James and co-stars Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort will sit down with MTV’s Josh Horowitz for a 30-minute interview on Saturday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. ET as part of the VMA All Access live stream leading up to the big night. Send your questions for James and Teller via Twitter, Instagram and Vine using the hashtag #AskVMA.

The VMA pre-show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET with performances by Austin Mahone and Ariana Grande. Mahone will perform his single “What About Love,” while Grande will sing “The Way” and “Baby I” from her upcoming album Yours Truly (out September 3).

The MTV Video Music Awards air live from the Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


Watch: All of MTV’s interviews with the Divergent cast at SDCC

The Divergent cast, along with author Veronica Roth and director Neil Burger, sat down with MTV’s Josh Horowitz yesterday at the Comic Con for interviews in group as each group alternately attended the Panel and the interviews. I posted an excerpt from Theo and Shailene’s interview previously, and now we have all of the Divergent cast’s full interviews available.

Check them out below:

Watch: MTV’s Josh Horowitz interviews Shailene, Theo, Veronica Roth and Neil Burger at SDCC

One of the most fun interviews of the Divergent crew yesterday was definitely the one by MTV’s Josh Horowitz. While the full interview is still not up, an excerpt has been posted onlineTheo James dicusses his accent for Four, and how they’ve only wrapped up filming a day or so ago. Click on the image below to watch it: