04 Jan 16
InterviewsComments Off on Kate Winslet: Not for appearances’ sake

Kate did an interview with CBS where she talked about her role in “Steve Jobs”, the gender wage gap, and more!

Kate Winslet sailed to an Oscar nomination for her performance in the blockbuster “Titanic” — and there’s Oscar buzz again this year for her role in the movie, “Steve Jobs.” Jim Axelrod has some Questions and Answers:

As the fearless aide to Steve Jobs, Joanna Hoffman was a lot of things: a high-powered executive, a marketing genius, and — as played by Kate Winslet — the moral center of the movie, “Steve Jobs.” She tells her boss, the visionary behind Apple, “What you make isn’t supposed to be the best part of you. When you’re a father, that’s what’s supposed to be the best part of you.”

However, one thing the real-life Joanna Hoffman, a no-nonsense, Polish-Armenian immigrant, would not be confused for is a glamorous movie star like Winslet. “Why would they think of me, because Joanna Hoffman looks nothing like me?” Winslet said.

But when the actress heard about this role, she just had to have it.

“You wanted this badly,” Axelrod said.

“That’s allowed­­? Isn’t that allowed?” Winslet replied.
So she took a selfie (left), and sent it to the film’s producer.

“Joanna didn’t really wear any makeup, and I put on this short, dark­-haired wig and a pair of glasses. And I took one photo, and I just sent it by email to Scott Rudin. No message.”

After six Academy Award nominations, an iconic star turn in “Titanic,” and an Oscar win for “The Reader,” Winslet could expect to get any part she wants. But getting Joanna Hoffman was one thing; playing her, ­­ quite another.

“That accent,” she said. “There are lots of accents I really can’t do. I do a useless Scottish. My Irish is all over the map.”

“But Polish-­Armenian you nailed?” Axelrod laughed.

“You know­­, give a girl a challenge!

“I was baffled by it. And I remember I called the real Joanna, and to hear her actually speak, it is different than the way I ended up doing it in the film, for the simple reason that her pitch is much higher than mine. I remember speaking to her for the first time, and I said, ‘Hello, Joanna. This is Kate Winslet.’ ‘Hello. How are you? I’m so happy to hear from you. Well, this is just so exciting!’ I thought, Oh my God, there is no­­ — I can’t do that. I can’t sustain that for two hours of a movie, you know?”

Kate Winslet’s been relying on her acting instincts for 25 years, starting on TV, in a British show called “Dark Season.” She was a chunky 15-­year-old, and even being on TV did not insulate her from the slings and arrows of schoolyard bullies.

“I was teased for how I looked,” she said, “because I was quite stocky as a child, and was very much teased for that.”

Now 40, and one of her generation’s brightest stars, the pain is still fuel.

“I know that those nasty bullies are still out there,” she said, “and there I am, with a big gold statue in my hand. I mean, that’s a pretty great fist-­pumping moment! That’s a lovely message to say to those bullies, you know, ‘Where are they? Where are they?'”

“It’s not just a fist-pumping moment; it’s a little bit of a middle-finger moment,” said Axelrod.

“Well­­, let’s not get aggressive,” replied Winslet.

But even when you’re the face of Lancôme cosmetics, there’s not enough make­up to cover the scars of teen­aged teasing. She speaks loudly and clearly about body image, often insisting that her image not be retouched.

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02 Jan 16
Events, ImagesComments Off on Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala

I have added the first images of Kate arriving at the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala tonight to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > 2016 > January 2 | Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala

02 Jan 16
ArticlesComments Off on Kate Winslet Recalls Being Bullied as a Child Over Her Looks

Kate Winslet has long spoken about dealing with mean kids at school and hopes to use her experience and fame to help young girls maintain a positive body image.

The 40-year-old actress, who rose to fame with Titanic and recently starred in the film Steve Jobs, was bullied as a child over her looks, namely her weight.

“I was teased for how I looked,” Winslet told CBS Sunday Morning in an interview set to air this weekend. “In part, yeah, because I was quite stocky as a child. And was very much teased for that.”

Winslet had also talked about her experience being bullied over her looks and weight before. In a 2006 interview with Parade, she revealed her classmates called her “Blubber.” She also told Marie Claire U.K. in 2009 she was “bullied for being chubby.” Earlier this year, she recalled during an appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls how she confronted one of her “particularly horrible” childhood bullies as an adult.

“She was working on a beauty counter in a department store,” Winslet said. “I went up to her and said, ‘I want to thank you for being such a bitch because it made me a lot stronger.'”

Now an Oscar-winning actress who graces the covers of magazines and stuns at award shows and celebrity events, Winslet is considered by many to be a prime example of Hollywood beauty. But she doesn’t want young girls to get the wrong idea about it.

“You know, we walk down red carpets. You know, it’s part of the job,” she told CBS Sunday Morning. “But I think I feel very strongly that it’s important to also say to young girls that we don’t look like that all the time.”


26 Dec 15
All the King's Men, ImagesComments Off on New Still from All The Kings Men

I found a new still from Kate’s film “All the Kings Men” that she did back in 2006 and have added it to the gallery!

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > Films > 2006 | All the King’s Men > Production Stills

10 Dec 15
Awards, Steve JobsComments Off on 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

Congratulations to Kate on her Golden Globe nomination for her role in Steve Jobs! Also congrats to Michael Fassbender for his nomination for Best Actor!

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

09 Dec 15
Awards, Steve JobsComments Off on 2016 Screen Actors Guild Nominations

Congratulations to Kate on her nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role!

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)

To see the entire list go here.

05 Dec 15
Images, Magazines, Steve JobsComments Off on Kate Winslet’s Defining Moment

DuJour did a series of actor’s defining moment’s on their most recent films. Here Kate is talking about her’s during the filming of Steve Jobs.

“This film was all of us in it together, and that was very much because of Danny giving us these roles and guiding us and being there for every step of it,” Winslet says of Steve Jobs, the masterful look at the late founder of Apple. “He was letting us experiment and make mistakes and get the shit parts out of the way in the rehearsal room, allowing Michael and I to try something that was clearly a terrible idea but letting us do it anyway. It was an amazing opportunity to figure out what really didn’t work before walking onto the set, knowing that we had two or three choices that we were happy with in our back pockets.”

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