Kate Winslet is one of those women who you just feel like you can hang with at The Griffin. Down to earth, smoker who'll swear like a sailor, she exudes a quiet confidence that you don't see anymore with the young starlets.
She stars in two upcoming movies, Revolutionary Road and The Reader. Lucky girl gets to work with my boy Leo again in Revolutionary Road. As she explains, "Leo and I, you know, are sort of kindred spirits—we’re cut from the same cloth. Both of us just got lucky [at a young age], started working and kind of learned on the job. We’re sort of self-educated actors in a way, and we’ve just been lucky to work with unbelievable directors and actors who have taught us so much. I mean, it’s been spectacular.”
Here are some pics and my favorite excerpts from that article:
On her Oscar nominations:
"Having accrued so many nominations at such a young age is a record Winslet doesn’t take for granted. (Others in the five-nomination club include Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Sarandon, Glenn Close, and Cate Blanchett.) “I remember when somebody told me [about the record], I did allow myself a serious fist-punching-in-the-air moment,” Winslet says, laughing. “By myself in the apartment, you know, just leaping around and screaming and going, ‘Fuck yeah!’ This wasn’t supposed to happen to somebody like me. I’m not the pedigree kid. I’m not classically trained. I didn’t come from the fancy home, no."
Brutal honesty on wanting to win:
“Do I want it? You bet your fucking ass I do! I think that people assume that I don’t care or don’t want it or don’t need it or something. It’s hard to be there five times, and I’m only human, you know? But I don’t go home and cry, because we’re all grown-ups here.”
On her weight:
“This is going to sound really weird,” she muses, “but I never had a desire to be famous. I never had huge ambitions—never.… I was fat. I didn’t know any fat famous actresses. I just did not see myself in that world at all, and I’m being very sincere. You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid. Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else. And I still sort of have that. I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city and I think, I should make more of an effort. I should look like that. But then I think, They can’t be happy in those heels.”
Love Kate Winslet! Can't wait to see the Titanic duo again!