She isn't your average movie star!
Kate Winslet's role in the movie Divergent required a lot of top-notch acting from Kate which she easily delivered!
Some of her scenes, though, also required stunts! So guess what??
She chose to do them herself!!
That's badass and all, but did we mention the fact that she was pregnant with her third child at the time? Because she was!
The book's author Veronica Roth and the movie's director Neil Burger talked a little bit about it this past Tuesday at the movie's premiere in Los Angeles.
Here's what Roth said:
"It's pretty funny because she was pregnant when we were shooting, but she wanted to do her own stunt falls. She did a couple. She's you know, very careful about it, and then finally Neil Burger was like, 'Okay I'm too nervous – you can't do this anymore.' She was like, you know, taking-charge lady – she powers through. It's really impressive."
Neil Burger admits that he did have to tell Winslet to slow down once he learned she was pregnant. He said:
"We had to refit all of her wardrobe, but then there is a scene where she fights and she was like, you know, taking the falls and I'm like, 'Stop, you're pregnant.' But she was still wanting to do it with as much action. She's a committed actress and she's a committed mother, too. But she is just completely there, and you kind of just have to stop her."
But that commitment is what makes her such a great actress according to the director! Mr. Burger had some very glowing words about Kate indeed! He said:
"She really is, from my mind, the best actress of her generation, and … there's a reason. She's a pro. She's completely present."
It all worked out as Kate welcomed a very healthy boy named Bear, and now has an awesome movie coming out on Friday!
The legend of Kate Winslet just keeps on growing!