Kate Winslet Wanted More Fight Scenes with Shailene Woodley

March 17, 2015 7:01 PM

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Kate Winslet Wanted More Fight Scenes with Shailene Woodley

In The Divergent Series: Insurgent, hitting theaters March 20, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet returns as the villainous Jeanine Matthews. Picking up where the first adaptation of Veronica Roth’s hit young-adult series left off, Jeanine is hunting down Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), two divergents — people who don’t fit perfectly into one of society’s five factions — who threaten her corrupt control of a dystopian Chicago. The 39-year-old actress spoke to TIME about playing a bad guy, the importance of young-adult fiction and which faction Rose from Titanic would choose.

TIME: You were drawn to the role of Jeanine because you had never been a villain before. What’s the best part about playing one? Kate Winslet: The novelty of that was definitely the most thrilling, really, but also playing a character who could be many versions of nasty — there is lot that is sinist...

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