14 Oct 15
Steve Jobs, VideosComments Off on See Kate Winslet read Michael Fassbender the riot act in emotional Steve Jobs clip

Entertainment Weekly shares a scene between Kate and Michael Fassbender from their new film Steve Jobs! Watch below!

Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs exploded in its limited release debut over the weekend, earning more than $520,000 from four venues, good for a per-theater average of $130,235, the highest mark of any feature this year.

Written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, the film is expected to factor heavily into awards season thanks to its powerful performances and original take on the traditional biopic structure. Sorkin set Steve Jobs at three separate product launches, allowing his main character to interact with the same group of allies and combatants over the course of 14 years.

One of those sparring partners? Joanna Hoffman, played in the film by Kate Winslet. Here, in an exclusive clip from the film set during the third act, Jobs is finally confronted by Hoffman over how the Apple co-founder has treated his daughter. “When you’re a father, that’s what’s supposed to be the best part of you. And it’s caused me two decades of agony, Steve, that it is for you, the worst,” Hoffman tells Jobs through tears.

“For every single one of us actors, each day was a challenge. Each rehearsal day and shooting day was a challenge,” Winslet told EW about preparing for the role.

Watch the powerful scene between Jobs and Hoffman above, and check out EW’s interviews with the Steve Jobs team below.

Steve Jobs is out in limited release now; it will expand nationwide on Oct. 23.

14 Oct 15
Steve Jobs, VideosComments Off on Kate Winslet breaks down her ‘Steve Jobs’ transformation

By now, we’re used to seeing Kate Winslet completely disappear into her characters.

But in Steve Jobs, the Oscar winner undergoes her biggest physical transformation since playing Jim Carrey’s blue-haired ex in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. As Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Winslet dons a brunette wig, oversized glasses and dowdy, era-appropriate attire (the film is set at three product launches, in 1984, ’88 and ’98).

So did Winslet have a favorite look? Talking to USA TODAY at the New York Film Festival, the actress said she can’t choose.

“To be honest, I loved them all and it was fantastic. I look so different from the way I do anyway in life, but also I look so different in each of those periods: ’84 is very different from ’88, and then from ’88 to ’98. The ’88 to ’98 jump was almost, I felt, the biggest, because she goes from kind of hip ’80s, to suddenly feeling older and much more like a mother, actually. I wanted her to feel that way in the third act because I think her behavior toward Steve is at its most maternal in Act 3 and it just made sense to me that we should age her in her clothes and her hair, and that it be very particular. But it was lovely to be so involved in the hair and makeup, and in the costume design, much more so than I normally get to be. ”

Spotty Polish accent aside, we think she does a pretty convincing job of embodying the real-life Joanna Hoffman:

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13 Oct 15
Articles, VideosComments Off on Kate Winslet on Turning 40: ‘It Really Feels Fantastic’

Kate Winslet is proud to hit the big 4-0.

The actress, who celebrated her birthday last week, isn’t concerned about aging one bit. When she stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, she couldn’t help but rave about how happy she is to have made it to 40.

“It really feels fantastic actually,” she said. “I mean I have to say, I was gearing up to it. I was getting ready for it and I feel like I’ve earned these 40 stripes. I made it.”

She added, “Does anyone else have the feeling? When you get to 40 and you’re like yes, I’m there! I really have that feeling, so yeah it’s lovely.”

So what was on Winslet’s birthday wish list? Definitely not just an ordinary birthday cake.

“Pigs,” she revealed. “Two pigs. Mables and Socks, their names are.”

Winslet is slowing turning her England home into her own makeshift farm, with her two pigs joining the eight chickens she has running around her property. Not to mention her three children, Mia, 15, Joe, 11, and Bear, 22 months.

But even with the pigs, chickens and her family, Winslet still feels like her home could use a bit more of a green thumb.

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13 Oct 15
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