The Match-up: Divergent Kate vs Labor Day Kate

The Match-up: Divergent Kate vs Labor Day Kate
Kate Winslet as Adele in Labor Day (left) and as Jeanine Matthews in Divergent (right).

British actress Kate Winslet is a busy woman, which is why she currently has TWO movies showing in theatres. Question is, which Kate is better? Is it the prim Divergent Kate or the lusty Labor Day Kate? You be the judge! No, wait, I'm gonna be the judge. You just read.

CHARACTER POWERS

Divergent Kate

In Divergent, Winslet's character Jeanine Matthews doesn't seem like the nicest person, to be honest! In a future society divided into classes, she's part of the smart class and she's leading the effort to destroy those who don't fit into the system, like heroine Shailene Woodley. Booooooo!

Labor Day Kate

Winslet plays Adele, a lonely single mum who is seduced by a hunky escaped convict. She's never quite sure what the jailbird's intentions are, but the guy really turns her crank - and he also makes a great pie!

ROUND ONE WINNER: DIVERGENT KATE

HAIR & COSTUME POWERS

Divergent Kate

Imagine a younger, bosom-ier Hillary Clinton in the far distant future. That's pretty much Jeanine's vibe with her conservative navy blue power suits and short blonde hair. Smart and sharp but all biz.

Labor Day Kate

With her flowy floral-print dress and wavy, dishevelled hair, Adele is a vision of earthy womanliness. She doesn't dress fancy, but she looks sexy as hell with her deep cleavage and bare shoulders. Me likey!

ROUND TWO WINNER: LABOR DAY KATE

PRESTIGE POWERS

Divergent Kate

If Divergent ends up being the next The Hunger Games, Winslet's star will definitely rise even more. This is a big-budget franchise with lots of blockbuster potential and she's the main baddie. Who needs "art" prestige when you have money prestige?

Labor Day Kate

This quiet little movie got pretty terrible reviews (undeservedly, I think) and did badly at the box office - not much prestige happenin' here, yo! On the other hand, her performance is excellent and will do nothing to harm her career.

ROUND THREE WINNER: DIVERGENT KATE THE WINNER: DIVERGENT KATE

Her character kicks butt, she looks smart as heck and this could be a big hit. Congrats, Divergent Kate! Can you be my friend, yes or no?


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