Kate Winslet (read here more news) says she took on a role in the new film “Divergent” so she could impress her children.
The actress will play the role of Jeanine Matthews in the movie which is based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling novel of the same name.
The novel takes place in a society which is divided into a society in which five different virtues govern. Neil Burger will direct the film which is set in Chicago, Illinois.
Winslet, pregnant with her third child, says she took on the job because she wanted her children Mia who is 13 and Joe who is 10 to think she was “cool”.
“I didn’t have any hesitation at all. It was such a great script. It’s a fantastic book,” Winslet told MTV News.
Trailers of “Divergent have already been released showing snippets of the film. The trailers were released during the MTV Video Music Awards in August.
Winslet, who became the youngest actress to be nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress when she was nominated for the films Sense and Sensibility and Titanic at only 21 years old.
The film is the first of a trilogy, and will star Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz,Maggie Q, andTheo James and opens March 21, 2014.