Kate Winslet has been exploring the possibility of making her stage debut.
The Oscar—winning actress has spoken several times with David Hare, with a view to him directing her in his play “Skylight”.
The plan, at least on paper, is for Bill Nighy to star as Tom Sargeant (a role he played back in 1997), a famous restaurateur who meets a former mistress with whom he’d had an affair while his wife was still alive.
Kyra Hollis, the ex-lover who lives in self-exile in a garret studio, to atone for the illicit liaison, is the role Kate would take if the play goes ahead.
It’s a terrific drama. The original production, featuring Michael Gambon and Lia Williams, ran at the National and in the West End. It won an Olivier for best play, and later a stack of Tony awards on Broadway.
Kate has been contemplating doing the play for the past three or four months and has been attempting to clear her schedule at the end of this year and into next, in order to do it.
“She’s in love with the play and would very much like to do it,” a source connected to the production told me.
But I understand there are some obstacles of a private nature that would need to be sorted out before she can sign on the dotted line and officially commit. Also to be determined is whether the play would be produced here in London’s West End or on Broadway.
If Kate can sort her schedule out, then the play will happen. If she can’t, she won’t be treading the boards any time soon — which would be a great shame.
“It may change, and the way is clear for her to do ‘Skylight’, but there’s no 100 per cent guarantee,” a theater executive told me.
Kate has never made a secret of her desire to appear on the stage. Many years ago, she was going to work with Sam Mendes, back when he was artistic director of the Donmar.
After they married, there was more, tentative talk of him directing her on stage, but for various reasons it never happened.
At the moment, in between looking after her two children, Mia and Joe, Kate is preparing for the launch of the 3D version of her epic film Titanic on April 6.
Then she will shoot Jason Reitman’s film Labor Day, alongside Josh Brolin. The movie Guernsey (based on the bestseller “The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society”) — in which she had been due to star — has been put back for further development.
Source: Daily Mail
Kate Winslet will have a new forum to ignite our imagination — our ears! As a part of Audible.com’s series The A-List Collection, Winslet will lend her voice to Émile Zola’s “Thérèse Raquin”, a novel favorite by Kate in her teens. Winslet gives a sneak preview by explaining how she jumped at the challenge of narrating Zola’s “extraordinary love affair,” as the medium of sound allows her to tell a story that “sink[s] into your soul.”
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I have also added HD captures of the featurette.
• Miscellaneous: Other > Thérèse Raquin Featurette
• Miscellaneous: Thérèse Raquin Featurette
Added 3 new St. John Spring 2012 campaign ads to the gallery:
• Television: Commercials > St. John Ads
Here are the videos of the campaign, including a behind-the-scenes interview with Kate:
Kate has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role in Carnage and also for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in Mildred Pierce, which was also nominated for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Also, Kate’s Carnage co-star Jodie Foster is nominated in the same category as Kate.
And last but not least, Kate’s Mildred Pierce co-stars Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel wood were also nominated!
Double congratulations to Kate! And congratulations to Jodie, Guy and Evan as well! :D
Following her modeling gigs for beauty brand Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge lipstick and Trésor fragrance, Hollywood actress Kate Winslet is putting her relationship with Lancôme to a charitable use.
In aid of her charity, the Golden Hat Foundation, which helps improve the lives of autistic children, Winslet has released a small beauty collection, including the face-illuminating Poudre Lumière, a L’Absolu Rouge lipstick, and Mini Le Vernis, a range of smaller-sized nail polishes in red and pink. Prices range from $15 to $40.
Lancôme has said it will be donating at least 150,000 euros from the collection’s sales to the Golden Hat Foundation, whose logo is embossed in gold onto the products and packaging.
Source: Yahoo! OMG! Philippines
Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood are now finding a way to update some of their own favorite literature, and it simply has to do with lending their voices.
For their new line of upcoming audiobooks, Audible.com has announced that some of the following celebrities have offered up their voices to bring new life to some books that many mainstream audiences have abandoned over the years. For example, Nicole Kidman (who played Virginia Woolf in The Hours) will be reading the Woolf classic To The Lighthouse, while Kim Basinger is set to tackle the Kate Chopin classic The Awakening.
The first one of these new audiobooks will be released by the site early next year, and some of the other celebrities who are taking part include the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Kate Winslet, Meg Ryan, Naomi Watts, Colin Firth, and Dustin Hoffman. There are a number of Oscar nominations and trophies within this list, and the ultimate goal here is that it leads to an increased awareness in classic literature beyond just adaptations for the big screen.
As for what some of these stars are up to when it comes to their acting work, you can see Kate Winslet in Contagion, which is currently in theaters. Meanwhile, Hathaway has been busy shooting The Dark Knight Rises for much of the past several months.
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• Television: Commercials > St. Johyn’s “Scenes Of A Woman” commercial captures
She likes them, she really likes them!
After hitting the stage as the face of St. John’s theatrical-themed Fall 2011 campaign, Kate Winslet is opening up about her affection for the womenswear brand in a just-released behind-the-scenes video.
“St. John and the message they want to put across in their clothes is something that very much goes hand in hand with how I feel about being a woman, being a mother, and being an actress,” the British beauty asserts from the campaign’s Jersey City set.
“The clothes are cut beautifully, the fabrics are elegant, you can look extremely chic without trying too hard… These are the kind of clothes that I would wear.”
The Oscar winner, who succeeds past campaign stars like Angelina Jolie and Karen Elson, says she was drawn to the label because of its suitability for “real shapes.”
“You don’t feel as though they’re clothes that only a model would be able to wear,” the Lancôme brand ambassador says. “And obviously, I’m not a model, I don’t have a model’s body. I have a real shape, and that means a lot to me to be able to wear clothes that do embody that message that I’m constantly trying to put across, of strength and power and femininity in a real shape.”
Singling out a camel knit dress and gray drawstring-waist trousers paired with a cashmere twinset as her favorite pieces from the collection, the actress also discusses her personal style inspirations.
“Women that inspire me… it seems to change all the time,” she says. “Sometimes it goes from political figures to incredible actresses to members of my own family, but really at the moment I’m very much inspired by mothers, women who can pull it all together, do it all, and those moments when you think ‘I can’t go another day, I’m exhausted, I can’t cope,’ and you just have to keep on going. Those are the women that really inspire me, because those are the women who are setting examples to a future generation of young women, and that’s what I’m trying to do for my daughter.”
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