I like Kate Winslet a lot, I really do. I think she’s one of the most beautiful women working in Hollywood today, and every quote of hers I’ve ever read is endearing in one way or another. So when I read these excerpts from Kate’s interview with Harper’s Bazaar, I was really excited. Here, I’ll share:
On her divorce from her second husband, Sam Mendes: “One thing I will say about me and Sam is that it’s fine, it’s really fine. I’m not going to shit-fling, there’s no point in even going there. It is what it is. We’re grown-ups at the end of the day, and however hard it’s been for me, it’s been equally hard for him. And we have a child together who we both love – and raising him together, jointly and without any conflict, is absolutely key. It’s the only way to do it, and I’ve really learned that with Mia [Kate’s daughter with her first husband].”
On “soldiering on”: “As a woman, especially when you have children, one gets so good at soldiering on – almost too good. I probably had very few moments of allowing that sadness to emerge. I kept pushing it away, not even really sharing it a huge amount with friends. Because you know what it’s like, as soon as you open that can of worms, it’s so f*cking big, you wish you’d never taken the goddamn lid off.”
On relating to her role in Mildred Pierce: “There’s a woman with a heart, a soul and a genuine capacity for emotion, having not been truly touched for years. I can really relate to that scene…? because it’s part of life – sex, lovemaking, those glorious moments of passion between two people. To be beautiful, in these moments – that’s the power of genuine longing and intensity, and I crave those feelings in life, those experiences. That’s why I’ve never needed drugs; I’ve avoided druggy, boozy circles of people. I don’t need anything synthetic to get that sense of elation… I feel I’m just at the beginning of a new narrative, and it’s incredibly exciting.”
On her children: “There’s no way that I’m going to allow my children to be f*cked up because my marriages haven’t worked out. I so wish that that wasn’t the case – that that hadn’t happened in my life. But it has, so I will make the best of it – and I am.”
I never knew Kate Winslet had such a potty mouth, did you? Regardless, I still think she’s an admirable woman, and all her droppings of the f bomb and her ballsy perspective sort of make me love her even more. Anyone else?