Kate Winslet talks about her past marriages and her Oscar placing secret along with how she got a role in the new Steve Jobs movie.
Kate Winslet is one of the names that come to mind when excellence in acting is mentioned. Kate Winslet did some phenomenal work in the movie Dressmaker which received acclaim at the Sundance film festival. Everyone might be thinking that she was taking a break after that. Kate however had her eye on another project while filming for Dressmaker in Australia.
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The Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner took interest in Aaron Sorkin’s examination of the Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. Winslet admits that she wanted to do the film when she heard about it.
She said that when she first heard the film was in the works, with Danny Boyle directing and Michael Fassbender in the title role, she said to herself that she had to have on in this gig.
She was hoping to get the role of Jobs’ confidante, friend and marketing chief, Joanna Hoffman. She was still shooting for Dressmaker when she heard that the film was about to start shooting from five week on. She told WSJ that she knew she had to strike while the iron was hot.
She did some quick research on Hoffman. She discovered that the former executive was an apple-cheeked Eastern European brunette with a volumetric ’80s bob. She said that people would have some reservations thinking that she would want to do a role like Hoffman’s in a supporting role.
She had been iconized as a beauty symbol since the start of her career. She said she still had to give it a try. She had her husband go to a wig store and get her a voluminous wig. After that she took off all her make-up, donned on the wig and sent a picture with no subject.
Boyle received the picture from producer Scott Rudin. Having worked with Kate, Rudin convinced Boyle that she would be perfect for the role. Boyle flew to Australia to meet her and said that she had a bee in her bonnet and actor are easy to work with like that. She said that she barely had time to spend with her family but her anxiety for doing this movie had been understood by them.
Kate has been really lucky when it comes to family. In a recent interview, she shed light on the lack of knowledge regarding her two divorces in the past. She divorced director Jim Threapleton in 2001 and "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes in 2010.
She said that she had been glad that the news had remained under wraps and her private life had not affected her professional life. There is nothing on record about the reason or details of Kate’s divorces.
She is currently married to Ned Rocknroll. She says that she is lucky to have Ned in her life. He understands her and is simply fun to be around. Kate had also called him her soulmate in an earlier interview in 2013.
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On a lighter note, Kate revealed where she keeps her Oscar trophy. Surprisingly, she said she keeps it in the bathroom. She said that she suspects that people go in there and give a mock acceptance speech in front of the mirror. So when someone comes out looking flustered, she feels it’s hilarious knowing what they might have done.