25 Oct 17
AwardsComments Off on Hollywood Film Awards to Honor Kate Winslet and Jake Gyllenhaal

The Hollywood Reporter shared the exciting news that Kate is being recognized at the Hollywood Film Awards next month!

The stars of ‘Wonder Wheel’ and ‘Stronger,’ respectively, will receive the accolades on Nov. 5.

Kate Winslet and Jake Gyllenhaal will be among those feted at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards.

The stars of Wonder Wheel and Stronger, respectively, will receive the Hollywood Actress Award and the Hollywood Actor Award. They will be honored Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Beverly Hilton. James Corden returns to host the ceremony.

Previously announced honorees include: the cast of The Big Sick with the Hollywood Comedy Ensemble Award; Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’s Jamie Bell with the New Hollywood Actor Award; Diane Warren, Common and Andra Day, of the original Marshall song “Stand Up for Something” with the Hollywood Song Award; Blade Runner 2049 producers Andrew S. Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin with the Hollywood Producer Award; The Disaster Artist screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber with the Hollywood Screenwriter Award; Coco for the Hollywood Animation Award; the cast of Mudbound with the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s Sam Rockwell with the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award; I, Tonya’s Allison Janney with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award; Mudbound’s Mary J. Blige with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award; Call Me by Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award; and the cast of I, Tonya with the Hollywood Ensemble Award.

24 Oct 17
Images, MagazinesComments Off on New Photoshoot from Variety

Kate has a new photoshoot from her feature in the new Variety magazine and I have added some outtakes from the shoot to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > PHOTO SHOOTS > Outtakes > 2017 > 007

24 Oct 17
Articles, Images, MagazinesComments Off on Kate Winslet on Woody Allen, ‘Wonder Wheel’ and the 20th Anniversary of ‘Titanic’

Kate is on the cover of the new Variety magazine. In the article she talks about her new film Wonder Wheel, the 20th anniversary of Titanic, and being an actress in Hollywood for the past 30 years.

With an impressive career that spans three decades, more than 40 movies, seven Oscar nominations and one win, Kate Winslet is the first to tell you that she doesn’t have a process as an actress.

“It’s really interesting how every single job I do I feel like it really is different each time,” Winslet says on a sweltering fall day in New York. “I think it’s kind of like staring at a really untidy room of mess and clutter. You think: ‘Oh f—! Where do I begin?’ The clutter is different every time, and the piles will be different every time. It always feels a bit like moving trash around a room.”

Her latest role, as a deeply troubled housewife in Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel,” presented the actress with challenges she’s never had to face. Her character, Ginny, is an unpleasant narcissist in 1950s Coney Island, who carries on an affair with a self-absorbed lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) under the nose of her husband (Jim Belushi). Winslet wasn’t sure if she could portray the character when she first read the script. She compares the process to steering a car with broken parts: “She’s in a permanent state of falling apart.”

After signing on, Winslet spent a summer rehearsing on her own. On the shoot, Allen interrupted one of her early takes — he shuffled over, looked her in the eye and told her she was “too actressy.” Most stars would have buckled under such harsh directions. “I thought it was hilarious,” Winslet says. “OK, what should I do?” As she recalls, Allen responded: “You know what to do. Don’t do anything. Do it better.”

Since 1994’s “Heavenly Creatures,” Winslet has made it her mission to reinvent herself on-screen. “One of the greatest gifts I’ve had in my life is to receive the sisterhood of Kate,” says her pal Shailene Woodley, who met her in 2013 while making “Divergent.” “It’s easy to forget the amount of courage it takes to be someone like her, to stand up and talk to young women for as many years as she has about body image, self-confidence, being your own person and loving yourself.”

Our meeting with Winslet took place two weeks before bombshell stories were published in The New York Times and The New Yorker, detailing allegations that Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed and assaulted dozens of women. Winslet quickly released a statement to Variety condemning the actions of the mogul, who had worked with her on 2008’s “The Reader.” “The fact that these women are starting to speak out about the gross misconduct of one of our most important and well-regarded film producers is incredibly brave and deeply shocking to hear,” Winslet said.

Since then, Hollywood has been grappling with what can be done to stop sexual predators. Amazon, which is releasing “Wonder Wheel” on Dec. 1, has found itself in the middle of that urgent conversation. The studio’s president, Roy Price, resigned on Oct. 17 over allegations of sexual misconduct. A spotlight has also been shone on Allen. In a 2014 open letter, his daughter Dylan Farrow retold a story of how he sexually assaulted her at 7. (Allen has denied any wrongdoing. Through a representative, he declined to be interviewed for this story.)

In the current environment, Winslet is facing backlash for agreeing to work with Allen. As she enters awards season with her Oscar-buzzy part in “Wonder Wheel,” the actress will have to walk a fine line.

There’s been a discussion about actors in Woody Allen’s movies as a result of the allegations against him. Did that factor in your decision to star in his new film?
Um. [Winslet narrates her own silence.] “She pauses.” It’s just a difficult discussion. I’d rather respectfully not enter it today.

There was criticism on social media of an interview you gave to The New York Times, where you said Allen provided “an extraordinary working experience.”
I don’t read how people respond to things. We’re always as actors going to say the wrong thing. I think it’s better to respectfully step away from the discussion.

Allen had offered you a role before for his 2005 movie “Match Point.”
That’s true. Whenever this comes up, I always feel so bad for Scarlett Johansson. Things shuffle all the time. God knows how many times I’ve been the fourth or fifth choice for something.

Why did you turn it down?
It was Woody Allen, so that’s going to come around once — if ever. So of course I said yes. And very quickly, I realized I can’t do this. My son Joe was only 9 weeks old. I would have had to stop nursing. It would have been too much of a compromise to the rhythm of my life and my new baby. I just couldn’t do it. I said, “I’m really sorry, that wasn’t the right decision to have made.” I knew that there was a strong possibility that might be my one go-around.

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22 Oct 17
Events, ImagesComments Off on Gallery Update | Events from 2009

I have added images from the events that Kate attended in 2009 … this was an extremely special year as it is the year that Kate won an Academy Award for her role in the film The Reader.

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > EVENTS And APPEARANCES > 2009

21 Oct 17
Images, Running Wild With Bear GryllsComments Off on Running Wild With Bear Grylls

Back in 2015 Kate went on a 48 hour adventure with Bear Grylls for his series Running Wild With Bear Grylls on NBC. Here are production stills from their trip in Snowdonia Mountains in Wales.

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > Television > 2015 | Running Wild With Bear Grylls > Season Two > 02×03 | Kate Winslet – Production Stills

17 Oct 17
Images, QuillsComments Off on Images from Quills

I have added a bunch of images from Kate’s production of Quills that was released in 2000.

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > Films > 2000 | Quills

16 Oct 17
ArticlesComments Off on Kate Winslet talks working with Woody Allen and ‘pivotal’ role in ‘Avatar’ sequels

NEW YORK — On Friday night, Kate Winslet sat down for a career-spanning conversation at the New York Film Festival, where her new movie with Woody Allen makes its world premiere Saturday.

Most of the hour-long talk, moderated by Film Comment editor-in-chief Nicolas Rapold, was centered around Wonder Wheel (in select theaters Dec. 1), in which she stars as a frustrated waitress named Ginny, who falls in love with a lifeguard/aspiring poet (Justin Timberlake) against the backdrop of 1950s Coney Island.

The drama marks the first collaboration between Allen and Winslet, who was neither asked about her decision to work with the filmmaker (despite his history of sexual-abuse allegations), nor about embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein (who produced her Oscar-winning The Reader and was just kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, because of his sexual assault allegations).

Reading the script for the first time, Ginny “felt so far out of my grasp,” Winslet said. “(She is) living a life that is so full of, not shattered dreams, but proper mistakes that really made a difference to the course of her life. To play this character who throws it all away for the impossible chance of something new, who also drinks and shouts and has a different accent than me, I just thought, ‘I don’t know where to begin.’ ”

The actress, who can also be seen in disaster romance The Mountain Between Us with Idris Elba this fall, described her experience of working with Allen as strictly professional.

“It was the most purely actor-director relationship I’ve ever had,” Winslet said. “There were no lunches, dinners or social (interactions). It was really nice to just focus on the job.”

Winslet, 42, is currently preparing to reunite with Titanic director James Cameron for his long-gestating Avatar sequels, which are due to hit theaters starting in 2020. Although she was careful not to reveal too much about her character, named Ronal, she hinted that she’ll be utilizing motion capture.

“I still don’t really how it will work, but I’m very excited to learn something new. It really is learning a whole new skill,” Winslet said. “I can tell you that I do play a pivotal role, and in reality, I only have about a month (of shooting).”

The rest of the conversation was peppered with anecdotes from her two-decade career, from breast-pumping with Mary-Louise Parker on the set of Romance & Cigarettes, to recently re-watching her first film, 1997’s Heavenly Creatures, with director Peter Jackson and her family (the only one of her movies she’s seen more than once, she said).

As for the character she’s most fond of? The free-spirited Clementine Kruczynski from 2004 sci-fi comedy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

“She’s one I’d love to play again and the possibilities for the hair colors were just endless,” Winslet recalled, laughing. “Wouldn’t you like to see Clementine as a 42-year-old woman? I’d love to find out what happened to her. I love the idea that she just totally let go of any hang-ups about her body and just indulged in everything that made her feel happy: more hair colors and more crazy clothes.”


16 Oct 17
Events, ImagesComments Off on Wonder Wheel Press Conference in New York City

Kate participated in the press conference for Wonder Wheel on Saturday while in New York City.

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > 2017 > October 14 | Wonder Wheel Press Conference In New York City