10 Nov 17
Articles, AwardsComments Off on Kate Winslet Chokes Back Tears During Emotional Speech at SAG-AFTRA Patron of the Artists Awards

The Hollywood Reporter shares some of the highlights of Kate’s speech from last night’s SAG-AFTRA Patron of the Artists Awards.

The Oscar winner talked about helping others, especially a young mom in her native U.K. battling a rare form of Ovarian cancer.

Kate Winslet may have fame and fortune, but none of it would be worth it if she couldn’t give back.

Case in point: the Oscar winner’s efforts earlier this year to help a woman named Gemma Nuttall, who was battling a rare form of ovarian cancer.

Winslet joined a fundraising effort to help pay for the 28-year-old fellow Brit’s life-saving treatments. “Her prognosis dictated that she should have been dead in June,” Winslet said while choking back tears at last night’s SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards, where she was honored with the Actors Inspiration Award. “[But] I was able to help fundraise an enormous amount of money and she’s cancer-free today.”

Winslet was presented with her award by her Titanic co-star Kathy Bates.

“The greatest privilege for me has been learning how to use my voice on behalf of others,” Winslet said. “And, for me, that is standing up for individuals who do not have the means to help themselves, whether they have autism and are non-verbal, whether they are homeless because of addiction, abuse or fear or helping a person who is dying … because they haven’t the money to pay for the specialist treatment that could save their life.

“I can’t stand that, so helping others who are striving to find a place in the world where they are understood, heard, accepted, supported, appreciated or given a right to a life — these are the individuals I am passionate about helping.”

Winslet recalled working on her big screen debut, Heavenly Creatures.

“When I woke up for my first ever day of filming, age 17, it was cold and dark outside and I felt like I had a secret,” said Winslet, now 42. “I felt as though the minute I stepped out of bed I was stepping out into a completely unknown world and embarking on a journey all by myself into the world of acting.”

Winslet insisted she had no idea what she was doing. “I didn’t have any formal training in spite of what everyone thought and still thinks probably but I had done my homework and I had toughened myself up so I was ready to take it all on,” she said, adding, “All I knew was that I was lucky and I had better not fuck it up.”

Honoree Judd Apatow took time to speak out about the sexual harassment scandals currently roiling Hollywood.

“I think we all need to get together and really support all these people who are speaking up,” Apatow said. “We’re all aware now that there are really dark forces trying to keep people quiet.”

Referencing The New Yorker’s recent article that claims Harvey Weinstein enlisted the help of ex-Mossad agents to track his accusers and journalists investigating their claims of sexual assault, Apatow said, “Now we understand why it’s been so hard for people to fight this fight. But now that we’re all talking about it, we need to continue to talk about it and come up with some solutions so that we can spend our time protecting our actors and actresses.”

Kathryn Bigelow, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Lionel Richie were also honored.

“I can’t tell you how many communities I have been in around the world and people say to me, ‘Mr. Richie, how in the world do I get started?’” the “All Night Long” singer said. “I say, ‘Take one step at a time and dream. If you don’t have dreams, you don’t have possibilities.”

The evening, which took place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, included musical performances by Kristen Bell, Katherine McPhee, Sarah Bareilles, Renee Olsead and Diane Warren.

Taking the stage to talk about the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s work were Andrew Garfield, Mandy Moore, Tracee Ellis Ross, Allison Janney, Jack Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Gary Oldman, among others.

09 Nov 17
Articles, Guest AppearancesComments Off on Variety Announces Seventh Season of ‘Actors on Actors’ on PBS

Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Hugh Jackman, and Jake Gyllenhaal are just a few of the stars participating in Variety and PBS SoCal KOCE’s seventh season of the Emmy Award-winning series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”

“Actors on Actors” features exclusive, one-on-one conversations with top talent from the year’s most memorable films, who are expected to contend this awards season. Clips will be available on Variety.com at the end of November and full episodes of the new season will air from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. on PBS SoCal KOCE.

The episodes will also be available to stream on pbssocal.org. PBS stations across the country will also air the show in January.

The program feature pairs of acclaimed actors chatting with each other about their lives, their craft, and their careers. This season’s featured conversations will include: Gyllenhaal (“Stronger”) with Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) with Winslet (“Wonder Wheel”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) with Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”) with Salma Hayek (“Beatriz at Dinner”), Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) with Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), James Franco (“The Disaster Artist”) with Dustin Hoffman (“The Meyerowitz Stories”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”) with Kristen Wiig (“Downsizing,” “mother!”), Jessica Chastain (“Molly’s Game”) with Holly Hunter (“The Big Sick”), Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) with Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”), Diane Kruger (“In The Fade”) with Hong Chau (“Downsizing”), Hugh Jackman (“Logan”) with Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”), Adam Sandler (“The Meyerowitz Stories”) with Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), and Robert Pattinson (“Good Time”) with Jamie Bell (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”).

“Our Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ program affords Variety the opportunity to highlight outstanding film actors in the 2018 award season race. PBS SoCal is the perfect partner to shine the light on the key contenders for the industry’s top awards,” said Variety Group Publisher & CRO Michelle Sobrino-Stearns.

“‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ offers our audience a rare glimpse into the lives and careers of some the most-noted talent in the entertainment industry,” said Andrew Russell, president and CEO of PBS SoCal. “We appreciate our partnership with Variety on this program because it allows us to share these fascinating stories in Southern California, as well as across the country.”

This year’s “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” lounge will be presented by Google Home, which will help make the actors’ conversations even more engaging.

06 Nov 17
Awards, EventsComments Off on The Talk From the Hollywood Film Awards

So all everyone is talking about from last night’s award show is Kate’s acceptance speech and her kiss with the talent Allison Janey! Here is a video from ET Canada and a description of the night from Fox News.

Kate Winslet got to know Allison Janney a little bit better at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday night.

While Winslet was accepting her Hollywood Actress Award for her role in Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel,” she decided to declare her affection for “Mom” star Janney.

Winslet said, “Allison Janney is in this room. Allison, I know I don’t really know you, I just want to be you.”

The Academy Award winner continued, “I want to stroke you, or something. I mean, we could always kiss, maybe? Maybe?”

Within in moments, Janney jumped to her feet was on the stage for an impromptu smooch with Winslet.

Both actresses were giddy as the audience cheered.

The leading ladies embraced after the kiss.

Winslet then quipped, “Thank you very much,” as Janney exited the stage.

04 Nov 17
Images, MagazinesComments Off on Harper’s Bazaar UK Scans

I have added scans of Kate from the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK to our gallery. She looks beautiful!

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > PUBLICATIONS > 2017 > December | Harper’s Bazaar UK

04 Nov 17
Articles, Interviews, MagazinesComments Off on Kate Winslet says she’ll still be acting at 90

Kate is featured on the cover of the December 2017 issues of Harper’s Bazaar UK, here is an excerpt from the interview!

The actress also opens up to Bazaar about why she’ll never join social media

Kate Winslet is not only one of Hollywood’s most established actresses, but she’s also one of the most liked.

This year alone she has starred in two films, The Mountain Between Us and Wonder Wheel. In a candid interview with Bazaar, she opens up about why she’ll never retire, the joy of ageing and the reason she’ll never join social media.

On why she loves being in her forties

“I don’t mind being 42 and not 22. I’m honestly OK not being sent scripts anymore where the main requirement is to be easy on the eye. I’m loving playing women who are more worn-in because of life experience. And it takes away the pressure of needing to conform, which I’ve never been very good at anyway.”

On why she’ll never stop acting

“I don’t want to be a person who won an Oscar and then disappeared off the face of the Earth. I want to be the person who is still here acting their socks off aged 90. And you don’t get there by being complacent.”

On whether she still comes under scrutiny for her appearance

“Not so much. We have celebrated curves more in the last five years.”

On the dangers of social media

“I do worry about the extra pressure to be ‘perfect’ on girls growing up now. I’m obsessed about the misuse and potential perils of social media for our younger generation. We need to be aware of how damaging to children’s self-esteem and the natural process of growing up certain aspects of this ‘sharing’ are.”

04 Nov 17
Articles, AwardsComments Off on Kate Winslet: Tide is turning and women will drive change

Winslet praised those who have come forward in the recent Hollywood sex scandal

Kate Winslet says the “tide is turning” for women in the workplace and in Hollywood.

She told the audience at the Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards: “I’m sure I stand shoulder to shoulder with every woman and man here in supporting those who have had the recent courage to speak up.

“We will create change in the workplace, whatever that workplace will be.”

Winslet, 42, who won the British actress award, went on to present Jodie Foster with the inspiration award. Fellow star Ruth Negga, 35, was named woman of the year.

She spoke about growing up as the only black child at her school in Limerick, Ireland, adding: “You’re outside of something, which gives you a unique perspective.”

Other winners at the ceremony at Claridge’s in Mayfair included Carey Mulligan, who was given the philanthropy award, Victoria Beckham, who won the British brands prize, and Adwoa Aboah, who won the role model award.

Guests included Negga’s boyfriend, the actor Dominic Cooper, Georgia May Jagger and Gemma Arterton.

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