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?
October 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Emily
Kate Winslet is luminous on the cover of V Magazine‘s “Heroes” issue, which comes out today. For the photo shoot, fashion photographer Mario Testino reimagined Winslet as iconic Elizabeth Taylor in her prime.
I love-love-love Kate Winslet, but I always get the giggles at how willing she is to do nudity in movies—you know, for her art. But as Winslet tells V, nude scenes are no picnic:
I hate it! Listen, make no mistake, I just get on it. I just go in and say “Oh f—, let’s do it.” And boom. If you complain about it or procrastinate it’s not going to go away. It’s a profoundly bizarre thing to do…. You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say “What the f— are we doing?” “Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so’s left nut sack pressed against my cheek.” It’s sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms.
Oh, yeah. I nearly forgot Kate Winslet also has a mouth.
Image gallery via Fashion Gone Rogue
September 8, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn
Spending a ton of money on the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz kinda makes sense, but I can’t fathom paying more than say, $100 in five installments of $20 for the nude sketch of Kate Winslet that was used in Titanic. The sketch is being auctioned off and apparently it’s supposed to make like, $10,000, which is a lot of money. Like, just FYI, in case you didn’t know that $10,000 is a shitload of money because you’re super rich or clueless, it is.
One thing that’s kinda cool is that it was actually sketched by director James Cameron. You know, “cool” or “just a sign of what a douchey control freak James Cameron is.”
Annnyyyyway, let’s turn this around. If you could buy one prop/wardrobe item from any film, what would you buy? I’d probably want Stockard Channing’s Pink Ladies jacket from Grease because I’m a little bit of a drag queen and I live for Stockard Channing. Now you go!
April 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Molls
Kate’s the cover girl for the April issue of British Vogue. In due time, I’m sure we’ll hear all about her interview with the magazine, which includes talk of Kate’s recent divorce and her “famous figure,” but for now all anyone really cares about is her hair. It’s so short and blonde, you guys. Do you love it or what?
Personally, I feel like Kate Winslet is just one of those people who can’t do anything wrong. I mean, she did let Jack freeze to death in the ocean, but I suppose that wasn’t really Kate. Were she in that predicament, I’m sure the real Kate would have done something along the lines of sharing that big floating door, or at least taking turns so that both of them froze to death just a little. If Kate promised that she’d never let go, she wouldn’t pry your hand away from hers and let you die, she’d hold on because she’s Kate motherfucking Winslet, and when she makes a promise, she damn sure keeps it. I’m sorry, am I rambling? IjustloveKateWinsletsomuch.
Please use the comments to discuss Kate’s new hair, how wonderful she is, or any grudges that you still hold from Titanic.
March 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Emily
Girlfriend’s milkshake (?) has all but dried up according to this picture.
I always admired Winslet for her gorgeous, curvy figure and now she’s looking like just another post-divorce, pasty, misery-laden actress with weight-loss cellulite hanging out underneath the area that used to be considered a rather generous bottom.
In retrospect, Winslet did look a little glum at this year’s Oscars — her recent split with Sam Mendes must be taking its toll on her.
Girl, you’re thirty-four years old or something and you have the potential to be super-banging au naturale, not to mention wickedly-talented. Get on up, get over it and keep the train moving. You know I love you, sweetheart, but you need to beef that little frame up, like, yesterday.
Check out post-emaciation Kate in the gallery below.
March 17, 2010 at 6:48 am by Sarah
Awww sad! Kate Winslet and her hubby since 2003, Sam Mendes, have decided to call it quits.
“Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year,” their lawyers say in a statement. “The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children.”
The couple have a 6-year-old son, Joe. Kate also has a daughter, Mia, 9, from her first marriage to Jim Threapleton.
I’m bummed out to hear this. I love Kate Winslet and I’m always cheering for her. It seemed like they had such a great marriage, and I was thinking it might last. I guess it’s the seven-year itch?
In related but far less upsetting news, Jennifer “No Love” Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy have also split up. It’s important that Jennifer Love Hewitt break up with her boyfriends on a semi-regular basis, because otherwise no one will write about her ever. Any guesses on who her next target will be? How do you get more absurd than Jamie Kennedy? DATE A JONAS BROTHER, Jennifer!!!