Kate Winslet says that she was nearly giddy when she found out that Leonardo DiCaprio would be her co-star in Titanic.
“When they finally gave me the role, I remember calling my friends and family and going, ‘You’re not going to believe who’s playing Jack, you’re not going to believe who’s playing the boy’s part — it’s Leonardo DiCaprio, don’t you remember him from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” Winslet recalled in an interview provided by the studio. “I just had so much respect for him that I just couldn’t wait to share in the experience with him, you know, because I knew it would be challenging, I knew it would be exciting.”
The 1997 film, which won 11 Oscars, is one of the highest grossing films of all time. The premiere of the 3D re-release marked the 100th anniversary of the ocean liner’s tragic maiden voyage on April 1912.
“Titanic was the most exciting audition I’d ever been on, so of course I wanted it. I wanted it so badly and you just dig deep and try hard and do the best you can,” Winslet said. “So when I finally got that phone call and was told that I’d been given the part, I just couldn’t believe it because there were so many other actresses who were more well-known than I was at the time, who would probably have been more suitable in terms of the profile of those women… but luckily, James Cameron was prepared to take that risk and gave the part to me.”
DiCaprio didn’t attend the worldwide premiere of Titanic 3D in London on Tuesday, March 27, as he was in Louisiana shooting Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained, but Winslet and Cameron held down the red carpet.
When asked why she thought the film had been such a monumental success, Winslet said, “The reason the film worked at all is because it’s actually a very pure and simple love story. It’s a good, old-fashioned Hollywood love story. People will never tire of that, you know, and the sincerity of that.”
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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• Miscellaneous: Thérèse Raquin Featurette
Kate Winslet got the verbal equivalent of a French kiss at the “37th Annual César Film Awards”.
The 36-year-old Mildred Pierce star was presented with an Honorary César award (the French equivalent of the Oscars) by French filmmaker Michel Gondry, who directed her in the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
Appropriately dressed in a gold sequined dress by Van Cleef & Arpels, Winslet laughed as Gondry serenaded her with a sexy poem — read in French with sometimes nonsensical English translation.
“My dear Kate, it is never too late to win a César, because Kate wins late,” he began. “It’s hard work to make you come.”
To this, Winslet burst out laughing, before Gondry went on to claim that getting access to the actress’ “bottom” was a “no go.”
“In conclusion, your cleavage is generous,” he said. “Can your boobs touch my illusion… brilliant fortress of common desire.”
Winslet then took the podium and said with a sigh, “All of those comments about my cleavage!”
After thanking the crowd for honoring her with the award, she referred back to her naughty valentine.
“I’m thankful to Michel Gondry,” she said, “for talking about my boobs and my bottom on live French television.”
Winslet evidently could not get over Gondry’s cheekiness. As she walked off the stage with the director to cheers from he audience, she could be heard saying one final time, “I can’t believe you talked about my boobs and my butt!”
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Congratulations to our English Rose on her win last night! :D
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Added 3 new St. John Spring 2012 campaign ads to the gallery:
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Here are the videos of the campaign, including a behind-the-scenes interview with Kate:
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• Movies Memorabilia: Miscellaneous > Carnage – Kate talks her role
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet might be a pro, but she still learned a lot in her new film, Carnage, and hopes that the comedy of the piece comes through.
“There’s no guide book on how to act, how to be funny, sad. You have to rely on the writing, I think, with a piece like this cause the comedy is in the writing, it’s in the story and it’s within the framework of how the piece is set up,” Winslet said in a promotional interview provided by Sony Pictures Classics. “And I think acknowledging the piece is satire, yes, that’s important to do and we’ve all been able to do that. You can’t take these moments and try to make them funny. You have to sort of play the sincerity of the moment or the lunacy of the moment or just how ridiculous the entire situation is.”
The film, which is based on the play by Yasmina Reza, “God Of Carnage,” follows two sets of parents who organize a “cordial” meeting after their sons are involved in a fight at school which leaves one child with broken teeth. The talk goes awry as the adults reveal their less civilized sides.
Winslet appears opposite Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz as Nancy and Alan Cowan, while Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly portray the victim’s parents, Penelope and Michael Longstreet.
Here’s the video of the interview Kate and John C. Reilly gave to AlloCiné about Carnage:
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