Showing posts with label kate winslet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kate winslet. Show all posts

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Marion Cotillard on Kate Winslet as Adele in “Labor Day”

'variety' has interviewed a number of actors to comment on their pier's performances in 2013. it was nice to see and read one of my favorites comment on another of my faves, so here is the divine and brilliant marion on the equally divine and brilliant kate.

"Kate, I love you. The first time I saw you was in “Heavenly Creatures.” I knew then that I would follow you forever. I felt so deeply connected because that's what you do.
You connect us in the deepest way to all these women you portray. You embody them, personify them, and there is nothing ever self-conscious about it. And with such simplicity! Watching you in “Labor Day,” I felt scared, excited and touched deeply. I felt despair, fear, joy … and then ultimately love. Because that's what you were going through and you made me feel it. What I feel when I watch you onscreen is that you enter into people and you move them. So thank you for the emotion, for the connection and for the love."

Friday, November 1, 2013

Kate and 'Labor Day'

kate's back thank god. 'labor day' opens 12/25 and goes wide in january.

here are the first 2 trailers

Friday, September 27, 2013

Kate Talks 'Labor Day'

'labor day' is due in december. kate is due soonish. she is very pregnant. gregory ellwood of 'in contention', one of my favorite film sites, caught up with her in toronto. thankfully as she may not be doing a lot of publicity for the film till 2014.

here's kate the great

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A First Look at 'Labor Day'

a sneak peak at kate's new film due christmas day.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

'Divergent' Stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James Explain the 'Factions'

it doesn't open till march 2014 but the push is on. the next 'hunger games'? that's the hope of the studio and the producers. and possibly the stars who might find themselves in a successful, thus lucrative, franchise.

at least i have kate's 'labor day' to look forward to on christmas day.

Monday, August 26, 2013

'Divergent' First Look

kate winslet hits a franchise film vs shailene woodley.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Kate Weds for Third Time and Leo Gives Her Away

  1. leo  dicaprio walked kate down the isle in a private ny ceremony. best hope third time is the charm. her new mate i ned rocknroll(???) nephew of british tycoon richard branson. let's just hope she left this headgear home for the ceremony. what was she thinking?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

'Carnage' *1/2stars

it has never taken me this long to see a kate winslet film. it was just the matter of lousy distribution last fall. i now understand why this limited release never quite expanded. it is awful. kate and one of my favorite directors, roman polanski, promised something great. well they did not deliver. this is a boring mess. and did i really need to see kate puke into a vase of tulips? no i did not and neither do you. but i can take heart as ms winslet did not give the worst performance in the film. that dishonor is taken by jodie foster. she is just dreadful. what the hell happened to her talent? christoph waltz is mostly awful. the only 'good' performance is given by john c. reilly who has the thankless job of being married to foster's character. he deserves a quickie divorce. although i admire his performance it can't redeem this piece of garbage. nothing can. mr polanski what the frack were you thinking? but more to the point what the hell were you thinking kate? you always made often great, generally good and somewhat daring choices. but since your oscar win you are going the way of many best actress winners. to performance hell in a hand basket. first you choose the embalmed 'mildred pierce'. now this. you get a brief stay of execution with 'contagion' sandwiched between these two disasters. anyone who reads my blog knows i've championed you for years. they also know i think you are a brilliant talent. i beg of you to get back to the kate of 'the reader', 'little children', 'eternal sunshine of the spotless mind', 'finding neverland', 'hideous kinky' and so many more.  this film is like the carnage of your excellent career. enough already. i forgave you for 'all the king's men'. i can't stand watching you flush a brilliant career with dreck like this.
and mr polanski have you lost your mind?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh Get Royal Honors

LONDON (AP) — Kate Winslet has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for her titanic contribution to the arts.
The actress, who won a best actress Academy Award in 2009 for "The Reader" and made her breakthrough as the feisty Rose in 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the queen's Birthday Honors List, published Saturday.
Winslet said the honor made her "very proud to be a Brit."
"I am both surprised and honored to stand alongside so many men and woman who have achieved great things for our country," the 36-year-old star said.
Actor and director Kenneth Branagh was made a knight and will be known as Sir Kenneth. A respected Shakespearean actor whose films as a director range from "Henry V" and "Hamlet" to the comic-book fantasy "Thor," Branagh said he felt "humble, elated, and incredibly lucky" to get the honor. It puts him in a pantheon of theatrical knights alongside the late Sir Laurence Olivier, whom Branagh played in "My Life With Marilyn."
"When I was a kid, I dreamed of pulling on a shirt for the Northern Ireland football team," said the Belfast-born, 51-year-old actor. "I could only imagine how proud you might feel. Today it feels like they just gave me the shirt, and my heart's fit to burst."
The honors are bestowed by twice yearly by the queen — at New Year's and on her official birthday in June — but recipients are selected by civil servants from nominations made by the government and the public.
Most go to people who are not in the limelight, for services to their community or industry, but they also reward a sprinkling of famous faces.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Vanity Fair Italia

our fair lady kate the great

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kate Winslet says luck helped land 'Titanic' role

Kate Winslet would like to use the occasion of Titanic's re-release Wednesday — an event she welcomes even though she says it's "profoundly weird" — to clarify some of the lore about the 1997 blockbuster that has trailed her like a wayward dinghy.

  • Kate Winslet says she and Leonardo DiCaprio became close during the filming of 'Titanic,' and remain close friends.

    By Alastair Grant, AP

    Kate Winslet says she and Leonardo DiCaprio became close during the filming of 'Titanic,' and remain close friends.

By Alastair Grant, AP

Kate Winslet says she and Leonardo DiCaprio became close during the filming of 'Titanic,' and remain close friends.

She did not stalk director James Cameron to win the part of Rose, the defiant teen bride-to-be who found true love aboard the doomed ship with Leonardo DiCaprio's scruffy artist, Jack.

Articles that appeared when the epic romance originally opened described the British actress as having waged an aggressive campaign, flooding the filmmaker with phone calls and letters until he relented.

Not so, she says from London, where the 3-D version had its premiere last week.

"I wouldn't do that," Winslet, 36, insists. "It's not my style."

She does, however, own up to sending Cameron a bouquet of roses with a note signed "From Your Rose" three days after her audition in Los Angeles. "Jim took a risk in casting me," she says. "A lot of my contemporaries —Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow,Winona Ryder— were much more likely candidates. I got lucky."

Meanwhile, Cameron feels he was the lucky one to have found the perfect Rose.

"Kate had a powerful intelligence and strength of personality," he says. "And a vulnerability. People have a glossy memory about the film, but her character is at the brink of suicide at one point. I knew whoever I cast would have to carry the movie on her shoulders, although Kate did feel a bit lost and overwhelmed by the magnitude."

Winslet also brushes aside any disparaging remarks she made about Cameron's temperament during the grueling shoot.

"A lot of it was blown out of proportion," she says. "Jim Cameron is a feisty man and a perfectionist but also absolutely brilliant. I'm not going to pretend it was easy for any of us. The reality is, nothing has been harder since then. It was an extreme version of moviemaking."

Still, she is delighted to relive the experience again on the big screen, seeing it for only the third time: "I saw it twice 15 years ago. I don't own copies of my own movies." Fans will be glad to hear that she and DiCaprio, 37, have stayed close, even though his work on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained kept him from joining her in London.

"That is the only reason for him not being here — and not being here for me," Winslet says. "We really do talk a lot on the phone about life, love and work. I can't imagine not having that."

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Are We Ready to Go Back to 'Titanic'?

well now is the time to decide. 'titanic 3d' starts it's run today in theaters everywhere. it will be good to see it back on the big screen again. but is the 3d really necessary? i mean did we miss it the first time around? well it is kate. and leo. and yes i'll be there and let you know as soon as....

trailer not in 3d

kate at the london reopening

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kate Winslet on ‘Titanic’ role: ‘My acting could’ve been a lot better’

Kate revisits 1997 Oscar-winning movie on its 15th anniversary

Kate Winslet considers her role in “Titanic” a bit of a shipwreck.

As the 1997 Oscar-winning Best Picture embarks on a 3D voyage to theaters, Winslet remains critical of her performance in the epic romance that set sail her career in Hollywood.

“My American accent could’ve been much better. My acting could’ve been a lot better,” she said to MTV News.

Nevertheless, Winslet, who co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio, was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Rose.

And the film grossed more than $600 million, making it America’s second highest-grossing box-office hit.

The 36-year-old actress has received countless award nominations since her 15-year voyage through Hollywood after the epic romance’s debut on the big screen. She was the youngest person to earn six Academy Award nominations and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 2008 film “The Reader.”

Now the story of a ship’s tragic disaster and the famous on-board love story will return to the big screen on April 4. The debut coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden trip from England in April 1912.

“It looks very different. I mean, it’s still as wonderful and as epic as it always was. But it does feel bigger, you know, bigger somehow even than it did then, so it’s very exciting,” she said.

The actress, who was 21 during filming, claims she is content with the way she looks now.

“I think I look nicer now,” she said. “I prefer myself as a 36-year-old. It's really weird ’cause when you’re 21, you think, ‘Oh God, when I’m 36, oh God, that’s nearly 40 and I'll look really old and wrinkly by then.’ And actually I quite like the way I look. I feel okay about myself these days.”

(courtesy new york daily news and taylorv hom)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Kate

back just in time to wish ms winslet a happy birthday