One of the aspects Woodley found interesting about "Divergent" was, "There were so many things that are similar to today's society in the story.
"When I first read this book, I thought, 'Wow, the press isn't something that you necessarily look forward to, but it's exciting to be in a film where we can talk about it for entertainment reasons and you can talk about it for more in-depth reasons.' "
Woodley also notes that Winslet's character, Jeanine Matthews, though Tris' antagonist, is not evil.
"She's killing people, but my character's killing people, too. If the story was told from Jeanine's point of view, I would be the antagonist, and she would be the hero. I think it's an interesting way of showing in a young-adult film that one isn't necessarily better or worse than the other. It's just differing opinions, like the Democrats and Republicans are in this country right now."