Kate Winslet divulges on Divergent

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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 ChicagoIllinois.

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.

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Minnie Driver discovers her dad was a married man

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British actress Minnie Driver discovered on television that her dad was a married man – and it wasn’t to her mom.

On the BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are? Driver found out that her dad was married and had another daughter the entire period f his relationship to her mother Gaynor Millington. The pair also had another daughter, older than Minnie, Katie.

The actress who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as a pre-medical student in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting did not find out her parents weren’t married until she was a teenager. Driver never met her paternal grandparents or saw a picture of them until the programme.

Her father later moved to Barbados where she and her sister Katie were raised. She said having her son Henry Story Driver made her want to learn more about her roots.

Driver’s dad, Ronnie, was a World War II hero who also won a medal for bravery. He won the Distinguished Flying Medal for saving three injured crewmen in thebattle of Heligoland Bight in 1939.

He told her that he threw the medal in the River Thames because he didn’t believe he deserved it. Ronnie’s wife eventually discovered he was leading a double life and divorced him.

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