01 Mar 18

I have added some images from Kate’s Oscar winning role in The Reader.

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29 Jan 18
Awards, Events, ImagesComments Off on London Film Critics Circle Awards

Last night Kate was honored with the The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film at the London Film Critics Circle Awards.

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29 Jan 18
ArticlesComments Off on Kate Winslet Admits She Has ‘Bitter Regrets’ Over Working With Certain ‘Men of Power’

Kate Winslet has admitted regret over working with certain individuals — presumably directors like Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, who have been accused of sexual abuse.

Winslet has appeared in Polanski’s 2011 film “Carnage” and Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” last year. Polanski pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl in 1979, but fled the country before he was sentenced and stands accused of four other rapes. Allen has been accused of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, though the charges were later dropped.

As recently as December, Winslet praised Allen for his directing ability and spoke enthusiastically about her time working with him, avoiding the topic of his sexual assault allegations. However, while on stage at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, Winslet tearfully expressed, without dropping names, that she had some “bitter regrets” about working with directors who have been accused of sexual abuse.

“There are directors, producers and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded for their highly regarded work by both this industry and moviegoers alike. Indeed, many actors have had flourishing careers due in part to roles played in their films,” Winslet said. “The message we received for years was that it was the highest compliment to be offered roles by these men. As women around the world and from all walks of life marched last weekend, once again joining together to speak out about harassment, exploitation and abuse, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to stand here this evening and keep to myself some bitter regrets that I have at poor decisions to work with individuals with whom I wish I had not.”

Winslet’s comments come after Farrow spoke publicly about her abuse allegations and after other actors who have worked with Allen, like Colin Firth and Greta Gerwig, expressed that they would never work with the director again. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Hall have pledged to donate their salaries from working on Allen’s upcoming film “A Rainy Day in New York” to charity and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.


25 Dec 17
Co-Stars, TitanicComments Off on Billy Zane on Why ‘Titanic’ Still Resonates 20 Years Later

Billy Zane reflects on working with Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron on Titanic with Variety.

Twenty years after its release, “Titanic” is still widely regarded as one of the great romances of all time. Centered around the love story between Kate Winslet’s Rose and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack aboard the ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage, James Cameron’s colossal blockbuster can make even the coldest of hearts melt… unless you’re talking about Cal Hockley.

Just as Rose and Jack were easy to love, the pretentious heir to a steel fortune, Caledon Nathan Hockley, was easy to hate.

Billy Zane, who played Rose’s villainous fiancé, credits Cal’s misogyny to the patriarchy, calling it a reflection of the times. And while Zane, like Rose, shares the opinion that Cal is an “unimaginable bastard,” he can’t help but empathize with his character on some level. “He’s a romantic!” Zane says.

On the 20th anniversary of the movie’s release, Zane spoke with Variety about his iconically malevolent role, the film’s lasting cultural impact, and of course, whether or not Jack and Rose could have both fit on that door.

What do you remember about working with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio?

Just how wonderfully gifted and grounded they were, clearly seeing what the future held for both of them.

What is your relationship like with them now?

We’re close. More so with Leo, just based on frequency and living in the same city. Kate I don’t see as often, but it’s always lovely when we do catch up. We’re pals. I support his efforts, he mine. That was a wonderful bonding experience for the entire cast and crew. Everyone still maintains a great kinship. I was on the phone last night with Frances Fisher [who played Rose’s mother, Ruth Dewitt Bukater]. We all were brought very close by the experience.

Was there something specific about the experience that fostered these friendships?

The sheer length of the gig, the scope, the fact that we were witness to a number of firsts in terms of the execution. These were unifying moments.

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24 Dec 17
ArticlesComments Off on Kate Winslet wants the next generation to know they can aspire to be more than just good looks

One of the many things discussed at this year’s Envelope Roundtable for lead actresses was the emphasis society is still putting on women’s looks: their size, the way they dress and how pretty they might be. Kate Winslet was having none of it but, as she notes, it won’t change until the next generation of girls and the ones after that are taught that there are other things to value about themselves.

“It’s so important that we’re putting across an image of what it means to be strong, successful, proud of your body, proud of who you are and proud of what you say,” the “Wonder Wheel” actress said, so that young women “will know that these are interesting things to aspire to be. It isn’t about an image.”

To watch the video from the Los Angeles Times site go here.

24 Dec 17
Articles, MagazinesComments Off on Jessica Chastain and Saoirse Ronan speak their minds — along with other top actresses

Kate is one of the actresses featured on the cover of the new issue of the Los Angeles Times The Envelope along with the talented actresses Jessica Chastain, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Annette Bening and Diane Kruger.

Awards season always get us thinking about what it must be like to work in the movies, so we invited six leading actresses to join The Envelope to share their insights. Answering our call was Annette Bening, who plays former Hollywood leading lady Gloria Grahame romantically linked to a much younger man in her final years in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”; Jessica Chastain, who plays real-life poker entrepreneur Molly Bloom targeted by the FBI in “Molly’s Game”; Diane Kruger, who won the Cannes film festival’s top acting prize for her portrayal of a woman whose husband and child have been killed by terrorists in “In the Fade”; Margot Robbie, who stars as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the quirky “I, Tonya”; Saoirse Ronan, as a Sacramento teen looking for her place in the world in “Lady Bird”; and Kate Winslet, who stars in Woody Allen’s 1950s Coney Island drama “Wonder Wheel.”

With ages ranging from 23 to 59, the women talked with Times film writers Mark Olsen and Amy Kaufman about looking good vs. feeling good, the treatment of women on screen, learning from film roles and finding confidence. Oh, and how the Kardashians helped in prepping for a role.

Here’s an excerpt of the conversation, edited for length and clarity.

Amy Kaufman: Jessica, at Cannes you made a remark after being a part of the jury there about some of the things you had seen reflected in the films. Can you talk about what you saw?

Chastain: Yeah, I had never seen 21 films in such a short amount of time, one after the other. And one of the things that I wouldn’t have noticed on its own, but when watching in that concentration became very clear to me was how the world viewed women. And how little stories talked from a woman’s point of view, from a female protagonist, a story about a woman who wasn’t victimized.

Mark Olsen: Annette, you play the actress Gloria Graham and part of what the movie is about is the way that Hollywood treats actresses. Was that one of the things you were interested in portraying?

Annette Benning: I didn’t have a lot of real detail about what actually happened to Gloria. But what’s fascinating is you watch women in that period and especially in her case, she was often playing the bad girl, was how often she got slapped, hit and beat up in the movies. And at that point it wasn’t even a comment. That was just an accepted thing that happened. I think there’s a theme, I was at the Venice Film Festival on the jury this year also watching films from all over the world and the number of movies that had to do with emotional, sexual and physical violence towards women — and if the story wasn’t about that, then it was tangentially part of the mix of the narrative.

Kaufman: Jessica, you’ve always been very vocal on social media. Do you feel like, and this is for all of you, do you feel the freedom to be open about your opinions, about the industry?

Chastain: I’m open with my opinions because I’ve only been in the industry for six years. I started pretty late — 2011 is when my first film came out. I’d already had the great fortune of growing up out of the industry. I don’t know how to not speak out. And also working on “Zero Dark Thirty” with Kathryn Bigelow and that whole experience kind of lit the match in me.

Saoirse Ronan: It depends on the work that you’re doing and the people that you’re working with. Everyone here does good work and we do work that sort of has a certainly gravity to it. And I think when you surround yourself with the right kind of work you feel like you’re encouraged to share your opinions and your thoughts on things.

Olsen: Kate, “Wonder Wheel” is so unusual; it feels very theatrical and sort of outsized in a way. How was that on set?

Kate Winslet: Well, I mean Woody Allen is an extraordinary writer. And he’s obviously known for having created extraordinary roles, very powerful complicated roles for women for many years. And to join that lineage of incredible actresses made me feel terrified. It’s set in Coney Island. Its where he’s from. So I think his effervescence and his enthusiasm really was quite infectious for everyone. Vittorio Storaro was our cinematographer. And because my character, Ginny, lives above a shooting alley within an amusement arcade, there were the fairground lights always coming through the windows. Constantly through every scene the colors would be shifting and changing. It was quite mesmerizing to be a part of something like that. You can be midway through a 14-page piece of dialogue and it’s all being done in one continuous shot. And the lights probably changed about seven times. It gives that sense of heat and that feeling of freneticism. It was really exhilarating to be a part of something like this.

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22 Dec 17
Mary & the Witch's FlowerComments Off on ‘Mary And the Witch’s Flower’ Trailer

Deadline has released the trailer for ‘Mary And the Witch’s Flower’.

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award®-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.

19 Dec 17
Images, TitanicComments Off on Happy 20th Anniversary Titanic

Twenty years ago today was the release of the film Titanic directed by James Cameron starring Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio. The film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Kate was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Rose DeWitt-Bukater.

I have added captures from the film to our gallery!

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