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Stars stand out at "Divergent" premiere in LA

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 01:43

Mar 19 - Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and more light up the ''black carpet'' at the ''Divergent'' premiere in Los Angeles. Rollo Ross reports.

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Shailene Woodley heads the cast of new movie 'Divergent'. Like 'The Hunger Games' it's set in a dystopian future, but this one categorises young people into factions based on their virtues. However, certain people are divergent, meaning they just don't fit in to any faction and as such, their lives hang in the balance. The movie had its world premiere in Los Angeles, where Woodley was in high spirits about the action movie which tested the boundaries of her imagination. SOUNDBITE: Actress, Shailene Woodley, saying (English): "With a green screen, you're literally being like a child again pretending that like the floor is on fire and there's like hot lava on the floor, you know. You've got to completely surrender to your imagination, which is really fun and exciting and also foreign for an adult to like really let all of your guards down and be like, "all right, I'm going to pretend like something is happening and three hundred people are going to watch me do it"." Fighting alongside Shailene's Tris in the movie is Four, played by British actor Theo James, who admitted the premiere wasn't the first time he'd celebrated the film. SOUNDBITE: Actor Theo James, saying (English): "When I first got cast I was in Florida working, and I looked around me, someone celebrate with me, but there was no one, so I went straight to the hotel bar and got annihilated on my own." Kate Winslet breaks type to play the nefarious and power-hungry villain of the story, Jeanine Matthews. SOUNDBITE: Actress, Kate Winslet, saying (English): "It was a whole new challenge for me to do something so new, and when I first read the script I was very, very aware of that, and to get the opportunity to play that type of a role and something of such high quality where the writing was so strong and such a wonderful story, you know, it isn't just sort of a teen popcorn franchise piece, it's very intelligent." "Divergent" begins its global roll-out from March 20th.

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Stars stand out at "Divergent" premiere in LA

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 01:43