12 Nov 17
ImagesComments Off on Portraits from the Hollywood Film Awards

Two portraits have been released of Kate from the Hollywood Film Awards.

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12 Nov 17
Articles, Interviews, Wonder WheelComments Off on Kate Winslet finds her strength for ‘Wonder Wheel’

It’s the day of the New York Film Festival premiere of “Wonder Wheel,” and, as she slides into a booth at a midtown restaurant, Kate Winslet has shifted her focus to another opening — her 17-year-old daughter’s school play.

Winslet finishes texting her daughter, Mia, for an update and we debate whether it’s more challenging to raise an adolescent girl or boy. (Winslet also has a 13-year-old son, Joe, as well as a 3-year-old boy, Bear.) Basically, we decide it’s a draw.

Winslet’s powerful, confident turn in “Wonder Wheel” drew strong reviews at the New York festival. In the Woody Allen film, she plays Ginny, a postwar Coney Island waitress harboring deep regrets about her past and holding onto a desperate hope that she might escape her life’s misery and at last find happiness.

During the interview, Winslet, 42, shared her thoughts about disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein and how she pointedly refused to thank him at the Oscars. (The Times published a story last month on that subject.)

“I won’t be pushed around or bullied by anyone,” Winslet said. “I was bullied as a child. Never again. Certainly not by Harvey Weinstein.”

That’s a good place to pick up the conversation.

You mentioned you were bullied as a child. What happened?

I was very chubby, so I was teased for that when I was 7 or 8. Really horribly teased. Locked in a cupboard, stuff like that. And then when I was a teenager, I was bullied again for similar reasons.

Is that a reason you’ve been outspoken on body image over the years?

We have to somehow instill this idea in young women that their body is their strength, that their body is something to be proud of and can carry them, as opposed to being something they just don’t like and continue to criticize and comment upon. So we have to try to help young women reach that place of acceptance at a younger age.

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12 Nov 17
Guest Appearances, ImagesComments Off on Variety’s Actors on Actors

Kate was one of the actors chosen to participate in this season’s Actors on Actors alongside actor Gary Oldman. I have added images from the taping yesterday.

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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.

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