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17 Mar, 2015

Harper’s Bazaar cover

Magazine Cover

kateWinslet appears on the cover of Bazaar’s March edition. She talks about aging.

What is so gorgeous, so really, truly, bloody gorgeous about being the age I am is that all the ridiculous angst that I might once have felt about having a bit of cellulite, or being a bit puffy in the face, or whatever, has just evaporated. I simply can’t believe I ever spent any time wasting my life on that nonsense.

20 May, 2014

Harper’s Bazaar interview


Winslet dishbz-kate-winslet-june-2014-3-2-smcusses her life post new baby and new marriage in this interview for Harper’s Bazaar. On going back and forth between her private and public life:

It’s a very strange place to be because the truth is, I’m not famous until I am in those moments. Those are the times when I am suddenly famous. My real life is a very real life. And I know I say this all the time, but it’s really true. Thank God.

21 Mar, 2014


Winslet plays Jeanine, leader of the Erudite faction, in this science fiction thriller directed by Neil Burger and based on the novel by Veronica Roth. In a dystopian world, there are five factions to which everyone belongs, choosing their faction when they are 16 years old: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), and Erudite (the intelligent). Jeanine and her faction work to overthrow Abnegation, as they are the faction that governs society. Co-starring Shailene Woodley, Tony Goldwyn, and Ashley Judd. On accepting the role:

I didn’t have any hesitation at all. It was such a great script. It’s a fantastic book.

1 Feb, 2014

Glamour UK cover

Magazine Cover

Glamour-February14_glamour_20dec13_PR_bbtWinslet appears on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Glamour UK magazine. She talks about motherhood, falling in love, and acting nerves.

My life is not a soap opera people would like it to be; in fact, it’s not a soap opera at all.

2 Jan, 2014

Concern for Miley Cyrus

Winslet shares her fears for Miley Cyrus, and all young actors and musicians.

I mean, you think about someone like Miley Cyrus, and I said to my daughter the other day, ‘I’m this close to opening my mouth about what’s going on with that girl’. Who is actually saying, ‘Stop for a second, what do you want, who are you?’

She also comments on raising her children amidst social media.

We live in a world where we have to be aware of all this stuff, unfortunately. And it’s feeding this young generation in a way that’s beyond terrifying, so normal friendships aren’t even normal friendships anymore because, half the time, they seem to be forging relationships with people they’ve never met.

27 Dec, 2013

Labor Day

Winslet plays Adele, a single mother, in this drama written and directed by Jason Reitman. A fugitive from prison forces Adele to take him back to her house to care for his injuries. The fugitive, Frank (Josh Brolin), gradually reveals what sent him to prison and he and Adele end up falling in love. On the character:

She is a woman who has a gigantic heart, and, certainly in her past, it beat much fuller and faster. I felt very strongly that through Frank and falling in love with him some of those sides of her would come back to life a little bit.

7 Dec, 2013

Bear Winslet born


Winslet and RocknRoll welcome their first baby boy together, Winslet’s third child. The boy is born at an NHS hospital in Sussex Asked if the child would take the father’s name:

We haven’t ever really had that conversation; it was always going to have my name. My other children] Mia and Joe have it as part of their name, so it would be weird if this baby didn’t. Of course we’re not going to call it Rocknroll. People might judge all they like, but I’m a f****** grown-up.

15 Oct, 2013

Vogue cover

Magazine Cover

Kate-Winslet-Vogue-Cover-467Winslet appears on the cover of the November 2013 issue of Vogue. She discusses her marriage, pregnancy, and how her life is better.

At the moment I seem to be wanting orange juice a lot. I don’t know quite why that is, but it’s not so weird. I wish I could tell you I had some weird craving. I wish I could be like that woman on the advert who loves tuna fish and banana, but I’m not like that at all.

25 Jan, 2013

Movie 43

Winslet plays Beth, a single woman, in this comedy consisting of 14 separate sketches. Winslet’s sketch, The Catch, is directed by Peter Farrelly. Beth goes on a blind date with Davis (Hugh Jackman), a man who has testicles on his neck. Farrelly on Winslet:

I will say this: she’s got a great sense of humor, and it’s dark. We were on the set about two minutes, and we were dropping bombs back and forth. I thought, oh my God, she’s filthy—but in a very fun, cool way. I always loved Kate Winslet, but after you meet her you really love her because she’s a cool chick.

Dec 2012

Winslet, RocknRoll marry


Winslet marries RocknRoll in a top-secret ceremony that even their parents don’t know about. Leonardo DiCaprio is present and walks her down the aisle and it is just their close friends and some family. Winslet’s spokesman says:

I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock’nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family. The couple had been engaged since the summer.

18 Sep, 2011

Wins Emmy


Winslet wins the Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie at the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards for portraying Mildred Pierce in Mildred Pierce.

I was truly, really unprepared. I didn’t think I was going to win at all. I’m so thrilled to have won this and the way it came out.

9 Sep, 2011


Winslet plays Dr. Erin Mears, a doctor working for the CDC, in this science fiction thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. When an unknown virus begins ravaging the country, Dr. Mears goes to Minnesota to investigate and organize a public response. Co-starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Marion Cotillard. On working with Soderbergh:

It was an absolutely incredible opportunity, I feel so happy to have worked with Steven Soderergh. I learnt such a great deal from him, I’d admired his work for such a long time. I also admire his choices and the risks that he takes as a director.

1 Sep, 2011


Winslet plays Nancy Cowan, mother to a boy who hit another boy with a stick, in this drama directed by Roman Polanski from the play by Yasmina Reza. After Nancy’s son Zachary hits Ethan, Nancy and her husband Alan (Christoph Waltz) go to Ethan’s home to discuss what happened with his parents. Co-starring John C. Reilly and Jodie Foster.

If Roman Polanski invites you to join in any project, you really don’t say no. I had seen the play in New York so I was already very much a fan on the piece. I just felt extremely fortunate to be included.

24 Aug, 2011

Necker house fire

Branson’s house on Necker Island burns down in a fire as the area is hit by Hurricane Irene. Winslet is among the guests, and carries Branson’s 90-year-old mother, Eve, to safety after his son Sam alerts them to the blaze. Branson:

Around 20 people were in the house and they all managed to get out and they are all fine … We had a really bad tropical storm with winds up to 90mph. A big lightning storm came around 4am and hit the house. It took hold incredibly quickly, with flames 100ft high. It ripped through the house very quickly. Sam heard explosions in the main house and raised the alarm. He and my nephew Jack rushed to the house and helped get everyone out.

Kate Winslet, her boyfriend and her family were there and Holly and some of her friends were also staying. My mother was there and they managed to get her out and she is fine. The main house is completely destroyed and the fire is not yet completely out. My office was based in the house and I have lost thousands of photographs and my notebooks, which is very sad. But all family and friends are well – which in the end is all that really matters.

14 Jul, 2011

Emmy nomination


Winslet is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Mildred Pierce on Mildred Pierce.

I am completely beside myself with joy that Mildred Pierce has received such tremendous acknowledgment!!!! I am incredibly proud to be a part of this great production.

27 Mar, 2011

Mildred Pierce

Winslet plays Mildred Pierce, a divorcee with two daughters during the Great Depression, in this five part miniseries drama directed by Todd Haynes from the novel by James M. Cain. After divorcing her husband, Pierce finds work as a waitress, later opening her own restaurant. Her daughter Veda (Evan Rachel Wood) rebels against her at every turn. Co-starring Melissa Leo and Guy Pearce.

Mildred does a very good job of pretending to be strong — something I think a lot of mothers do. But I don’t think even she realizes how vulnerable she is just beneath the surface of her determination and survival instinct. It had been a really long time since that rawness had to be so alarmingly accessible to me and I didn’t really like it!

22 Feb, 2009

Wins Oscar


Winslet wins Best Actress at the 81st Academy Awards for portraying Hanna Schmitz in The Reader.

That’s a career-defining moment when you get to stand along someone like Meryl. And so I honestly did not think for one second that it was going to be me.

23 Jan, 2009

Revolutionary Road

Winslet plays April Wheeler, a 1950’s housewife, in this drama directed by Sam Mendes from the novel by Richard Yates. April and her husband Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio), both with big dreams, meet and marry in the late 1940s. Flash forward to married with children suburban life and they both find themselves unsatisfied and unfulfilled, struggling to find a path to happiness. Co-starring Kathy Bates. On reuniting with DiCaprio:

We have a level of understanding which I really don’t have with another actor that I’ve ever worked with at all.

22 Jan, 2009

Oscar nomination

Winslet is nominated for Best Actress at the 81st Academy Awards for portraying Hanna Schmitz in The Reader.

I’m extremely happy to have been nominated. And very fortunate. Playing Hanna Schmitz will always remain one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever been blessed with.

12 Dec, 2008

The Reader

Winslet plays Hanna Schmitz, a German tram conductor, in this drama directed by Stephen Daldry and based on the book by Bernhard Schlink. 15 years after WWII, Hanna has an affair with a boy 20 years her junior, who reads literature to her. She moves away abruptly. The boy grows up and while in law school he observes a trial where he sees Hanna accused of war crimes from her time in the SS. Co-starring Ralph Fiennes. On filming the love scenes:

A scene with that level of intimacy involving nudity, you know, it’s always nerve-wracking, and you really have to rehearse those scenes so that everybody knows exactly what’s going on.

29 Feb, 2008

The Fox & the Child

Winslet narrates this family drama, which is written and directed by Luc Jacquet. A little girl sees a fox on her way home from school and is fascinated enough to track and befriend the fox over the years. Jacquet on casting Winslet:

It was very important for me, that the film wasn’t just narrated, but it was actually inhabited. She had to find the right tone, which would lead her into her childhood and discover some very deep emotions, while at the same time without overloading. She went straight into the character, brought her own warmth and I found her fascinating.

7 Sep, 2007

Romance & Cigarettes

Winslet plays Tula, a lingerie sales girl, in this romantic comedy musical written and directed by John Turturro. Tula is having an affair with Nick (James Gandolfini) until his wife finds out and kicks him out. Co-starring Susan Sarandon, Steve Buscemi, Christopher Walken, Eddie Izzard, and Elaine Stritch. Turturro on casting Winslet:

I always thought of Kate, because Kate is from a working class family and she was so uninhibited in that strange Jane Campion movie, Holy Smoke. I needed someone who could play this girl and show you her crude side but also her tender side. I don’t see how her performance could be better.

1 Mar, 2007

Good Housekeeping interview


Winslet discusses her life, career, children, and being comfortable in her skin. On what she enjoys most about being a mother:

I love the routine. I love getting up in the morning and getting breakfast and packing lunches and doing the school run. Those things are really important to me. Because I think that those small but key moments are crucial for a kid.

8 Dec, 2006

The Holiday

Winslet plays Iris Simpkins, a British woman with relationship problems, in this romantic comedy written and directed by Nancy Meyers. After her boyfriend gets engaged to another woman, Iris, needing to get away, swaps homes for the holidays with Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) from Los Angeles and begins to recover. Co-starring Jude Law and Jack Black.

The Holiday is not a chick flick. “I don’t feel like this is a chick flick. …That’s not me trying to sort of plug or sell the movie in a whole other way, but I don’t because you know it really is about relationships. It’s about two separate relationships that happen with women and men.

3 Nov, 2006

Little Children

Winslet plays Sarah Pierce, a suburban housewife, in this drama written and directed by Todd Field. Sarah begins a friendship that turns into something more with neighborhood dad, Brad (Patrick Wilson). Co-starring Jennifer Connelly.

When you first meet Sarah in the beginning, she is struggling to take care of herself, let alone her child. She miserably denies the fact that she is now a mother, someone responsible for the upbringing of another. She wants to hang onto a part of herself that she has lost, but she fears that she no longer recognizes who that person is.

Flushed Away

Winslet voices Rita, a sewer scavenger rat, in this animated family adventure directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell. After Roddy (Hugh Jackman), a pet rat, gets flushed down the toilet, he meets Rita who takes him along with her as she works to provide for her large rat family. Co-starring Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis.  Directors Bowers and Fell on Winslet:

Kate has done a lot of serious movies, but she is very funny and she is a natural comedian.

22 Sep, 2006

All the King’s Men

Winslet plays Anne Stanton, daughter of the former governor, in this drama written and directed by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren. Anne is caught up in Louisiana politics, beginning an affair with Willie Stark (Sean Penn), the new governor. Co-starring Mark Ruffalo, Jude Law, and Anthony Hopkins.

When I was the last person to be cast in this movie I literally felt like, you know,  I felt like I’d won the last golden ticket.

4 Aug, 2005


Winslet plays a heightened version of herself in a cameo appearance in the BBC series written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Winslet is an actress playing a nun in a movie about Nazis. Co-starring Gervais, Merchant, and Ashley Jensen.

17 Dec, 2004

Finding Neverland

Winslet plays Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, widowed mother to four young boys, in this biographical family drama directed by Marc Forster from the play by Allan Knee. During an outing to Kensington Gardens, Sylvia and her sons meet J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp), a playwright. They form a fast friendship that inspires Barrie to write Peter Pan. Co-starring Julie Christie and Dustin Hoffman.

J. M. Barrie really came into Sylvia’s life at a time when, you know, she’d dealt with a lot. Her own husband had passed away not long before and she was left with four children to deal with all on her own. And, you know, I think that he put happiness and affection back into her world.

21 Jun, 2004


Winslet voices Suki, a lioness cub, in this BBC family drama directed by John Downer. Suki rebels against her pride and becomes a vegetarian, leaving them to find her own way. Co-starring Helen Mirren and Rupert Graves.

19 Mar, 2004

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Winslet plays Clementine Kruczynski, a free spirited young woman, in this science fiction romance directed by Michel Gondry. After breaking up with Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) following a two year relationship, Clementine goes to Lacuna, Inc. to have all her memories of him and their time together wiped from her mind. Co-starring Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, and Kirsten Dunst.

Clementine was the most eccentric part that I’’ve ever played. I just had so much fun doing her. When I was sent the script and was asked to do it, I just thought, “Well, there’’s no way I’’m not going to do this” because I knew that it would be a totally new experience and very challenging, which it was both of those things.

21 Feb, 2003

The Life of David Gale

Winslet plays Bitsey Bloom, a New York journalist, in this crime thriller directed by Alan Parker. David Gale (Kevin Spacey) on death row for murder, agrees to let  Bloom interview him. Co-starring Laura Linney.

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