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Nov 11, 15 Ali   Articles Comments Off on Kate Winslet on gender pay chat: It’s a bit vulgar

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the wage gap in Hollywood between Male and Female talent. BBC Newsbeat asked her about it and here is her response.

Jennifer Lawrence may have spoken up about the gender pay gap, but Kate Winslet’s not so keen.

“I’m having such a problem with these conversations,” Kate tells Newsbeat.

“I understand why they are coming up but maybe it’s a British thing. I don’t like talking about money; it’s a bit vulgar isn’t it?”

Women being paid less than men for the same job caused headlines again recently when Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay about it.

Don’t expect the Winslet essay on this subject anytime soon.

“I don’t think that’s a very nice conversation to have publically at all,” admits Kate.

“I’m quite surprised by these conversations to be honest, simply because it seems quite a strange thing to be discussing out in the open like that.

“I am a very lucky woman and I’m quite happy with how things are ticking along.”

Kate Winslet stresses that it would be “dangerous” for her to comment on other people’s comments but visibly squirms when asked if she’s ever had to cope with sexism in the film industry.

“Honestly no,” she says.

“And if I’d ever been in that situation I would have either dealt with it or removed myself from it. I find all this quite uncomfortable.

“I haven’t ever felt that I’ve really had to stick up for myself just because I’m a woman.”

Kate Winslet stars alongside Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs, the movie about the iconic co-founder of Apple, released in UK cinemas this week.

She plays Joanna Hoffman, who was part of the original launch team for the first Macintosh computer, and a colleague much respected by Steve Jobs.

Both actors have already won critical praise for their roles, but Kate admits it wasn’t an easy task.

“When I read the description of Joanna as being this Polish-Armenian immigrant I just thought, ‘right and that’s supposed to be me?'”

She says she found the accent “incredibly frustrating and really difficult” and swore a lot at home trying to get it right.

As for life at home with three kids, like many, Kate’s not sure if she always gets the work/life balance right.

“I’m juggling a thousand balls and probably dropping them as good as everyone else is,” says Kate.

She’s self-aware enough though to point out that the women she really admires “work 48, 49 weeks of a year, very little holiday, five days a week and are still pulling it all off”.

“I get down time and I also get to choose,” she says.

“As a woman, for me, that’s huge because obviously I want to have time with my children and I get plenty of it so I do feel very lucky.”


Nov 08, 15 Ali   Images Comments Off on More from the Gotham Magazine Shoots

I have found some additional outtakes from Kate’s new shoot for Gotham Magazine … I love this shoot!

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Kate Winslet Web > Outtakes > 2015 > 010


Nov 08, 15 Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris

This weekend Kate was in Paris to launch the Inauguration of the Primtemps Christmas Decorations.

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Kate Winslet Web > 2015 > November 6 | Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris


Nov 05, 15 Ali   Articles, Images, Magazines Comments Off on Kate Covers Gotham Magazine

Kate covers the new issue of Gotham Magazine where she looks absolutely fabulous in a red coat by Lanvin. In this article she talks about her film Steve Jobs and how proud she is of this film!

Why Kate Winslet Wants More Roles Like Joanna Hoffman in ‘Steve Jobs’

In Steve Jobs, Danny Boyle’s buzzy film about the legendary Apple founder, Kate Winslet tackles a role that has brought a new sense of excitement to her storied career.

We meet in early autumn, two weeks before her 40th birthday, but Kate Winslet—her noble, luminous face suffused with pure joy—is clapping her hands like a delighted child. “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job!” she sing-songs, almost throwing her almond milk cappuccino across the Music Room of England’s glorious Goodwood House in her excitement.

The reason for the Oscar-winning actress’s delight is her latest movie, Steve Jobs, in which she plays Joanna Hoffman, the “work wife” of the late Apple creator, whose unique mix of charisma and cold blood is tackled by Michael Fassbender. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), and also starring Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen, this was, on paper, a picture that had “Awards” stamped across it from the get-go. “The script was beyond brilliant,” says Winslet. “So much so that if you dropped or changed a single word, the whole thing would unravel, like a beautiful handmade jumper disintegrating into a pile of wool.” But with 23 years and some 30 films’ experience under her belt, Winslet is all too aware that a movie’s greatness is never a dead certainty. “From the beginning, I knew that I was a part of something that had the potential to be incredibly strong,” she concedes. “But watching it for the first time—and this is going to sound so stupid—I had this incredulous ‘wow’ moment. This moment where I thought, Oh my God, this film is so good and so extraordinary and I’m actually in it!”

Steve Jobs is certainly an extraordinary movie: as slick and stylized as the Apple products it pays homage to, but full of the heart and humanity that a world almost entirely powered by them can sometimes lack. Fassbender’s monstrously winning characterization is the Pentium chip that drives the story forward, but Winslet’s (at first totally unrecognizable) role as Joanna Hoffman, the company’s dark-haired, Eastern European marketing executive, is the moral compass that holds it in check.

Neatly divided into three acts, each centered on a real-life launch—of the first-ever Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT (the black cube devised by Jobs after Apple fired him) in 1988, and the iMac in 1998 (when Jobs had long since been returned to his full glory)—Steve Jobs takes us on a journey, not just through Jobs’s working life but through his living interior, too. Here is a man so profoundly disinterested in making anyone care for him that he forgets to care for the one person who actually means something to him: his daughter, Lisa. Our only real legacy in life, Sorkin seems to be saying, has to take a human form, and Winslet’s part, as the long-suffering Hoffman, is the mouthpiece through which he says it.

Just to be clear, Steve Jobs is not a biopic. Loosely based on Walter Isaacson’s definitive 2011 biography of Jobs, Sorkin’s script is first and foremost a story. “There are no invented characters,” says Winslet. “But there has been a freedom with the truth. In fact, Joanna Hoffman only appears on about three pages of the book. So, while yes, there is a Joanna Hoffman, who I spent time with, and whose crazy Polish-American dialect I tried my darndest to catch, Aaron chose to make her much more into Steve Jobs’s work wife than she actually was. She was his head of marketing, absolutely, but only for four years, and not for the 14 that the film would have us believe. What she is, in reality, is very much an amalgamation of all the women who worked at Apple over the years. What Aaron did was to pick one person who stuck out for him and channel a combination of experiences that several different women had while working for Steve Jobs.”

As soon as Winslet met Hoffman, she understood precisely why she was the character that Sorkin had chosen to hang the film’s heart on. “Aaron himself told me that, of all the people he had met whilst researching the film, Joanna had stood out for him as being a really exceptional person,” she says. “And my experience of her was certainly very similar to his. As soon as I met her, Joanna struck me as someone who has integrity in spades. She has a warmth to her. And it is through her warmth and humanity that we, the audience, are able to access Steve’s.”

While Winslet heaps praise on the real-life Hoffman, she is adamant about protecting her privacy. “I have to be sensitive because this is a woman who still lives in the world that the film centers around,” she explains.

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Nov 05, 15 Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Harper Bazaar Women of the Year Awards

Tuesday night Kate was awarded the British Icon award at the Harper Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. I have added images from the night to the gallery. Kate stunned in a black and white form fitting gown.

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Kate Winslet Web > 2015 > November 3 | Harper Bazaar’s Women of the Year Awards – Inside
Kate Winslet Web > 2015 > November 3 | Harper Bazaar’s Women of the Year Awards – Press Room


Oct 25, 15 Ali   Articles, Loreal Comments Off on Kate Winslet Doesn’t Want Her Lancôme Ads Retouched

Smooth away fine lines and wrinkles? Slim the face and erase any blemishes? No thank you, says Kate Winslet.

The actress has always been very outspoken on her stance against retouching her photographs for magazine spreads and ads, so it may not come as a huge surprise that the beauty spokesperson has also made it so her L’Oréal contract states that her Lancôme ads are free of any additional editing to her appearance.

And when chatting with E! News’ Catt Sadler at the Elle Women in Hollywood event, Winslet explained why she’s so adamant on steering clear from the very popular practice.

“I can only ever speak for myself and I can only ever do things that are important to me and it’s a hope that other people might follow suit but it does feel important to me because I do think we have a responsibility to the younger generation of women,” the star told us when asked if she thinks other women will follow suit.

“I think they do look to magazines, I think they do look to women who have been successful in their chosen careers and they want people to look up to, and I would always want to be telling the truth about who I am to that generation because they’ve got to have strong leaders. We’re all responsible for raising strong young women, so these are things that are important to me.”

Winslet has expressed these sentiments for years. Back in 2009, the celeb shared during an interview that she would ask photos be reverted to their original state after seeing her face retouched, and explained that aging doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

“I have wrinkles here, which are very evident,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “And I will particularly say when I look at movie posters, ‘You guys have airbrushed my forehead. Please can you change it back?’ I’d rather be the woman they’re saying ‘She’s looking older’ about than ‘She’s looking stoned.’ “

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Oct 23, 15 Ali   Articles, Events Comments Off on Zoë Saldana, Kate Winslet, Salma Hayek and More Celebrate Female Empowerment

Hollywood’s most influential women, including Kate Winslet, Amy Schumer, Salma Hayek and Nikki Reed, gathered in Beverly Hills Monday to celebrate their achievements – and to discuss continued gender inequality – at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Zoë Saldana also took part in the event and talked frankly about the challenges women in their industry continue to face.

“It’s hard because when a man speaks up he’s a genius, and when a woman speaks up she’s a b—-,” Saldana told reporters on the red carpet. “She’s difficult, she’s a diva.”

But fortunately, the 37-year-old actress says addressing that double-standard becomes easier with age.

“You go through your twenties trying to find yourself and you find yourself more preoccupied with wanting to please than wanting to stand up for yourself,” she explains. “Thank God your thirties come and you kind of go, ‘I want to break free.’ And you kind of let go and you start giving a lot of people the finger. And then, you’re happy.”

Winslet, 40, also shared her thoughts on what traits make up a positive female role model.

“Someone who can be true to themselves, honest about who they are,” she said. “Someone who feels confident within themselves. I think beauty really does come from within and confidence plays a huge part in that.”

Fortunately, she knows just the woman in Hollywood who embodies those traits: Emma Thompson!

“Emma Thompson is a very dear friend of mine and has always been a wonderful source of inspiration to me and a great beacon of strength as well simply because she’s a remarkable person who believes in herself and believes in supporting other women,” Winslet said. “That’s a great wish that we could all be like that.”

Like Winslet, Nina Dobrev also credits strong female friends as inspiration.

“I have the best girlfriends,” she said. “Ones that support me and I support them and I want to see the best for them … That’s the best thing in world.

“We all went to high school, we all felt the bullying and we’ve been in an environment where there isn’t support,” she continued. “It’s refreshing to be now an adult and to find people around me that it’s not like that anymore.”

Schumer, who has emerged as an outspoken feminist in the past year, spoke in even more straightforward terms about women in Hollywood.

When asked what kind of roles she would like to see created for women, she replied: “Human beings. Like, them playing human beings instead of, like, a caricatures from the 1920s.”

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Oct 23, 15 Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Kate at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Awards

This past Monday Kate attended the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. She looked gorgeous in a black & blue Stella McCartney.

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Kate Winslet Web > 2015 > October 19 | Elle Women in Hollywood Awards
Kate Winslet Web > 2015 > October 19 | Elle Women in Hollywood Awards – Ceremony