Are you excited about the film adaptation of Divergent? I wasn’t so sure at first, but then I thought, who am I kidding? OBVIOUSLY I will see this, and though I doubt it’ll be as good as the book(s), it’ll still be its own thing and totally watchable.
While we’ve been teased with several “featurettes” to tide us over, it seems we’ve now finally got our first real trailer for the movie, and it’s looking good! I used to think Shailene Woodley was totally wrong for the part of Tris, but I’m coming around to the idea. And hello, obviously I will go see anything Kate Winslet is in.
What do you think? Will you be seeing Divergent? It hits US theatres in March 2014.
November 14, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
In case you missed it, Kate Winslet is extremely pregnant with her third child and she’s also promoting her new movie, Labor Day (IRONY??? LOL!!!) at all the film festivals. Most recently, she hit up the BFI London Film Festival on Monday night and looked damn good in a long red dress. When is this baby due?
Not much to say on this one, just thought we could all use a lesson on effortless beauty and grace on this fine Tuesday.
October 15, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Kate Winslet is unequivocally one of the most beautiful women in the world – THAT IS NOT UP FOR DISCUSSION – and she also has a great body. I suppose you could compare it to some of the stick figures, but I like curves on a lady, and she’s got them. Now that she’s pregnant with her third child, the press is, of course, asking her if she’s worried about baby weight and this and that and guess what – SHE ISN’T.
From Time Out:
“I don’t want to spend time thinking about the size of my arse. I want to be healthy and I want to have as much fun as I can have.
“I want to be around for my children. That’s it. Those are the priorities. Not getting a flat stomach. Don’t get me wrong, I like staying fit and healthy, it’s all part of a healthy attitude to life. I don’t think I’m alone in this.”
Right on with that. She was also asked why she hasn’t gone all Hollywood and become a major bitch, to which she replied:
“What would be the point?”I was raised to be a decent, polite person and I could see that with some people they changed, that terrible sense of entitlement kicks in. I never felt in any way entitled to be a little arsehole.”
I love you, Kate Winslet. The end.
October 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Kate Winslet has two kids – with a third on the way – and at such tender ages (13 and 9), it’s important as a parent that you start racking up some cool points with your kids so they don’t think you’re a total lame-o. At least that’s my guess – I’m gloriously kid-free. In any case Kate pleas Jeanine Matthews in the upcoming film adaptation of Divergent, a role she took on to impress her own little ones, because who doesn’t love some young adult dystopian literature?
From MTV News:
“It’s funny. I think I’m developing a kind of subconscious loathing of the word ‘franchise,’ ” she told MTV News’ Josh Horowitz while promoting her movie “Labor Day” at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I just think of something that’s packaged, something you can buy on a shelf and is immediately disposable. I don’t know. It’s a really weird word for me.”
Winslet’s distaste for the term, however, didn’t stop her from accepting the role of Jeanine Matthews in the film based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling novel, which takes place in a society divided into five factions, each representing a different virtue.
“I didn’t have any hesitation at all,” she said of her role in what could be a three-part series. “It was such a great script. It’s a fantastic book.”
“My daughter is going to be 13, and my son is almost 10, and they’re getting to that age where this is the type of literature they’re going to be reading very soon,” she explained. “In fact, my daughter, two days ago, came home from school and went, ‘Mom! You’re never going to believe it. Rufus came up to me at school and said, ‘Is your mom really in ‘Divergent’? Is there going to be a premiere? Can you get me a ticket?’ ‘ My daughter suddenly [had a] new-found respect. ‘My mum is actually really cool.’ I’m just going to go with that. I did it because I wanted my kids to think I was cool.”
That’s true – it’s a great book! I’m getting pretty excited for it. Also, I wonder if her kids will want to see it since she’s in it or if that’ll ruin the effect?
September 13, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
I totally forgot that Kate Winslet is pregnant with her third child – her first with new-ish husband Ned Rocknroll (stupid name) – but indeed she is… and she’s loving it! I don’t know why, really – kids are bastards. Case in point: many years ago, I used to work at a shop that Kate used to frequent. She’s a total sweetie (and disgustingly gorgeous, even without makeup) but her son, who was quite young at the time, had this MASSIVE fit one day to the point where he lay down in the middle of the aisle in front of everyone and refused to get up, no matter how much she embarrassingly implored him to do so. I felt bad for her! And yeah, that’s what kids do, but that proves my point: kids are bastards. Cute, really awesome (sometimes) bastards, but bastards nonetheless.
In any case, I suppose you forget all that once it comes round to having another one, and here’s what Kate told People about her pregnancy:
“I feel completely great,” Winslet, 37, told PEOPLE while promoting her new film Labor Day. “It’s such a pleasure to be able to be here and still be permitted on an airplane and talk about a film that I’m proud to be a part of.”
LOL, I love that she had to say something about still being able to fly. She doesn’t look THAT far along, though, so she should be good to do promo for another month or to, at least, right?
In any case, are we all excited to see Labor Day now?
September 9, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
I’ve had to Google what Labor Day – based on the novel by Joyce Maynard – is all about, and here’s what I came up with: a depressed single mom (Kate Winslet) offers some random dude (Josh Brolin) a home, only to find out he’s an escaped convict and the police are closing in. Sounds like a hoot, right? (No, seriously – I am on board for anything Kate Winslet does.)
The film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, but now there’s a clip – called ‘How Far Are the Train Tracks’ – for us all to watch and enjoy. It looks a bit gritty, a bit trashy and probably really compellingly watchable, but then again, I’m biased – Winslet’s in it, and I adore her. What do you guys think? Would you see this? Fun fact: Apparently production on the film was held back for a year so that Josh Brolin could take part.