"I haven’t played a villain before," she said. "But I didn’t realise that until I agreed to play the role and said ‘Oh, she’s actually kind of evil through and through’."
She went on to add: "It was a big, fun, exciting, new challenge for me."
From left to right: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Starring Shailene Woodley, Divergent is a young adult adaptation of Veronica's dystopian novel.
Speaking about her co-star, Kate revealed that she had become close to Shailene during the course of filming.
"It’s really funny," she said. "People keep saying to me 'would you give Shailene advice?' and 'do you guys talks about your experience on Titanic and what she’s about to face now?' They're describing it as if she's walking into a war zone with no body armour on.
"I have to say Shai is one of the most gorgeous women I have ever met and she’s a very dear, sweet, humble person, and she’s really gentle and grounded and I think she’s going to be okay."