18 Jul 18
BlackbirdComments Off on Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton & Mia Wasikowska To Star In ‘Silent Heart’ Remake ‘Blackbird’, With Roger Michell Directing

Deadline has shared that Kate has been cast in a new film called “Blackbird”.

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton and Mia Wasikowska have been to set to star in Blackbird, an English-language remake of Bille August’s 2014 Danish-language pic Silent Heart. The Millennium Films pic will be directed by Notting Hill and My Cousin Rachel helmer Roger Michell and penned by the original movie’s screenwriter Christian Torpe. Shooting in set to start in August in London.

The drama centers on a a terminally ill mother who brings her family together for one last weekend before she commits suicide. Keaton will play the mother, Lily, while Winslet and Wasikowsa will play her daughters.

Sherryl Clark is producing with Millennium’s David Bernardi. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger are executive producing.

Keaton is currently shooting Sierra/Affinity’s comedy Poms, about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community. Jackie Weaver, Rhea Perlman and Pam Grier are among the cast. She’s repped by WME.

Winslet is shooting Fox’s Avatar sequels that reunite her with Titanic helmer James Cameron. She’s with CAA.

Wasikowska is on screens in Damsel opposite Rob Pattinson, and follows that with Nicolas Pesce’s Piercing which will bow next year. She is repped by WME, RGM in Australia and attorney Sloane, Offer.

12 May 18
Collateral Beauty, ImagesComments Off on Captures of Collateral Beauty

One of my favorite films that Kate has been in recently is Collateral Beauty … a beautiful film. I have added captures of Kate’s performance as Claire to our gallery.

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Kate Winslet Web > Films > 2016 | Collateral Beauty > Captures | The Film

30 Apr 18
Articles, LonginesComments Off on Kate Winslet Talks Timepieces, ‘Avatar 2’ and a Treasured Gift From Eli Wallach

The actress and Longines ambassador appeared this weekend at a New York equestrian event sponsored by the watch brand.

“The most I’m allowed to tell you is that I am blue, and a lot of water is involved,” says Kate Winslet. That description conjures images of a certain star-making role that showed her shivering while clinging to a headboard in the North Atlantic, but Winslet is actually talking about her character in Avatar 2, which reunites her for the first time since 1997’s Titanic with director James Cameron. Did the actress mind another soaking? Far from it. “I’m a water person, so I was very, very happy,” she says. Winslet was on Long Island Friday evening for the Longines Masters of New York, a weekend of horse jumping that’s part of a lengthy schedule of equestrian events the watch brand sponsors around the world.

She’s been the company’s “Ambassador of Elegance” since 2010, most recently partnering to design a limited-edition watch auctioned to benefit her charity, the Golden Hat Foundation, which spotlights the intellectual capabilities of autistic children. Only five numbered pieces of the yellow-gold style, known as the Flagship Edition by Kate Winslet, were created: Three were auctioned, garnering $250,000 for the Golden Hat Foundation, while Winslet wears one, and the fifth has gone into the Longines museum at the company’s headquarters in Saint-Imier, Switzerland.

The auction wrapped last summer, but the actress’s schedule demands meant that Friday’s event was the first opportunity to officially celebrate those efforts. While athletes like Jessica Springsteen and Georgina Bloomberg (both champion riders and the daughters of Bruce and Michael, respectively) were taking their horses through their paces in the ring, Winslet met with VIP clients and received the commemorative check from Juan-Carlos Capelli, a Longines VP and head of international marketing.

When Longines first approached Winslet, she owned exactly three watches, she says. One was given to her by her father, a birthday gift when she was 12 years old, while another, by pure happenstance, was a vintage Longines she had purchased for herself. “It was a total and utter coincidence, because I just fell in love with this thin face and the very fine, beautiful black crocodile strap,” Winslet says. “I don’t wear it too often because it’s quite delicate, but it’s always been a prized possession.”

The third? A gift from Eli Wallach after the pair appeared together in 2006’s The Holiday. “He was a huge collector of watches, which no one really knew, and he loved interesting clocks as well,” Winslet notes of the actor, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 98. Following dinner at Wallach’s home one night in 2007, he led her into a bathroom, and from out of a cabinet pulled a vintage watch on a heavy chain. “It’s very old, from 1902, and more than ever, I absolutely cherish it,” she says.

Partnering with Longines was an easy decision, Winslet says, because both the brand’s aesthetic and its values marry nicely with her own. “I’ve visited [the workshop in] Saint-Imier, and they present themselves as a company in such a warm way – as a kind of family, really, and I liked that,” she says. “And even though some of their fancier watches include diamonds or perhaps a chichi strap, they’re still understated and elegant, and I like to think that’s what I’m always trying to pull off as well.”

On this night Winslet is wearing an on-trend black cape dress by Givenchy – “I’ve never worn [a cape dress] before, and I keep looking in the mirror and thinking, I actually quite like this,” she says – and at 42, she admits that the term “age appropriate” is crossing her mind more often, especially for red-carpet events. “I’m suddenly entering that zone, even though my daughter [17-year-old Mia] will say, ‘Well, Mom, it doesn’t bloody matter.’ But actually, at events I think it does, though in real life it doesn’t matter at all,” Winslet says.

She also still hears the advice of her mother, Sally, who passed away last year from ovarian cancer, when making such decisions. “If I have to come to an event, it’s always nice to feel a bit pulled together, but nothing that draws too much attention. My mother always said, ‘I don’t like showoffs, please don’t wear any showoff clothes,’” the actress remembers. “Even when I became the me post-Titanic, she would still say, ‘Please, darling, don’t wear anything that draws too much attention.’ There’s something sort of uncomfortable to me about seeing women who are clearly presenting themselves in a way that’s designed to make people stare, but not for the right reasons. When I walk into a room, I hope to have interesting conversations with people; I’m not interested in whether people look at me or not. In fact, quite the opposite.”

There’s no shortage of red carpets in Winslet’s future. In addition to Avatar 2, she’s getting closer to a start date on filming a biopic on Lee Miller, the American who enjoyed an early career as a Vogue model before becoming a photographer who covered World War II for the magazine. “The term ‘biopic’ always makes me a bit nervous,” Winslet says. “It would be impossible to cover her whole life because it was so vast; so much happened to her from a very young age.” She allows that the as-yet-untitled film, based on the book The Lives of Lee Miller, by the photographer’s son, Antony Penrose, will include her World War II experiences. It’s also the first film with Winslet as a producer. “It’s very much a passion project,” she says, noting that Penrose recently got in touch to tell Winslet that he’d found his mother’s diaries, and would she like a look? “I couldn’t believe I was sitting at her kitchen table, reading her diaries; it was truly incredible.”

She’ll also return to the Avatar 2 set for just a couple days, as most of her work is already completed on this first sequel, set for release in December 2020. “It was a really wonderful experience to work with Jim again,” Winslet says, and it’s clear she’s still fully aware of how special it is to take part in a James Cameron film – no matter how much water might be involved. “He seemed to really want to include me with the children. I enjoy working with kids, especially when they’re young and eager and so keen on wanting Jim to be impressed with them. I loved that I was able to say to them, ‘I remember what this feels like. Enjoy every moment.’”


01 Mar 18
Images, ReaderComments Off on Set Images from The Reader

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

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Kate Winslet Web > 008 | The Reader > On The Set | Miscellaneous

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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Kate Winslet Web > 2018 > January 28 | London Film Critics Circle Awards – Inside
Kate Winslet Web > 2018 > January 28 | London Film Critics Circle Awards – Ceremony
Kate Winslet Web > 2018 > January 28 | London Film Critics Circle Awards – Backstage

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.

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