Kate Winslet confirmed as Jeanine Matthews
It was reported in early February that Kate Winslet had joined the cast of Divergent but there was no confirmation at the time what role she’d be playing. Speculation immediately went to Jeanine Matthews and it was revealed yesterday that she will indeed be leading the Erudite, the story’s most obvious villain, although, by the time it’s all over, she probably won’t be considered the most morally compromised of all the characters. There’s still Marcus to deal with, besides.
As I wrote a few weeks ago when the news first broke, this is a good casting decision, especially as, to me anyway, there was always...something...between Jeanine and Caleb, and that reminds me of Kate in The Reader. Ansel Elgort was announced as Caleb a few days ago -- click here to see a refresher. Maybe I was way off about the subtext...
Here’s Winslet in London last night with her husband Ned Ugh Rock’nRoll. That is unofficially his middle name, UGH.