Congratulations again to Kate, and we find the baby’s name adorable!
Kate Winslet and her husband Ned Rocknroll have chosen a unique moniker for their first child together. U.K.’s The Sun reports that the couple will call their son Bear. “They are all doing so well. They both absolutely adore him – and the name Bear,” a source close to the pair said.
A spokesperson also confirms that the baby’s name is Bear Winslet. After giving birth at an NHS Hospital in Sussex on Saturday, December 7, the “Titanic” star took care of her new baby with her husband at their home in West Sussex.
Baby Bear is the third child for Winslet. She is also a mother a to 13-year-old daughter Mia from her marriage with film producer Jim Threapleton and a 10-year-old Joe with Sam Mendes. The baby boy, meanwhile, is the first child for Rocknroll.
The actress recently hit back at people who criticized her parenting skills. “People go, ‘Oh, my God! Those poor children. They must have gone through so much.’ They don’t go from pillar to post. They’re not flown here and there with nannies. That’s never happened. My children live with me. That is it. That is it,” she told Vogue.
Winslet is not the first celebrity who named her son Bear. “Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone, who is an animal right activist and a vegan, named her son Bear Blu. According to Silverstone, many people think that the name Bear is “super cute.”
The January issue of Empire Magazine has 4 pages on their ‘Oscar Special’ featuring Labor Day, and you can find scans up in the gallery:
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Actress Kate Winslet has threatened to sue parents’ rights group Fathers4Justice after they planned to attack her in a campaign following reports where she said her children live with her.
The Oscar winner’s solicitors Schillings have issued Fathers4Justice with a legal letter claiming that an advert the group were about to publish regarding comments the actress made in Vogue magazine about 50/50 parenting was ‘misleading and seriously defamatory’, the organisation claimed.
The row stems from a Vogue interview with Ms Winslet in October, where the actress claimed her children had a stable home life as they live just with her and they weren’t passed ‘from pillar to post’.
Fathers4Justice have reacted to this with a photo of the 38-year-old and the slogan ‘Kate, every child deserves their father this Christmas’ in their advertising campaign.
Despite Fathers4Justice emphasising that Ms Winslet’s private arrangements did not form the basis of their advert, they have potentially unfairly used her in a campaign about fathers’ access to their children.
Now Fathers4Justice say that before the publication of their campaign, they were contacted by Winslet’s representatives and her former director husband, Sam Mendes, claiming the advert was ‘false and damaging’.
She said: ‘People go, ‘Oh, my God! Those poor children! They must have gone through so much.’ Says who?’ the actress told Vogue when asked about the criticism she’s received for her private life.
Hollywood director Sam Mendes has criticised a fathers’ rights group after his ex-wife Kate Winslet was targeted in the organisation’s Christmas campaign. Members of Fathers4Justice, which campaigns for custodial rights for dads, have launched a new poster featuring the Oscar winner’s face alongside the caption, “Kate, every child deserves a father this Christmas.” The campaign refers to Winslet’s controversial quotes in which she claimed her two eldest children, who have different fathers, live with her full time. She said, “My kids don’t go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads – my children live with me, that is it.” Mendes, who has a nine-year-old son, Joe, with the actress, has now spoken out to defend his ex-wife, telling Britain’s Daily Mirror, “It is inappropriate for this organisation to involve my family and I when they know nothing of our personal circumstances. “Whilst I fully support fathers’ rights, I can happily state this has never been a concern for me or my son.” In response, a statement from the group reads, “We are running this advert as part of a campaign to highlight the sensitive issue of four million children waking up on Christmas Day without their father. It is clear from what Kate says that she does not support ‘shared parenting’.” Winslet also has a 13-year-old daughter, Mia, from her marriage to Jim Threapleton and she gave birth to a son with her third husband Ned Rocknroll on 7 December (13).
The nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globes awards was just announced and Kate grabbed her 9th nomination for her work in Labor Day!
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Winners will be announced during the Golden Globes ceremony January 12, 2014
Congratulations to Kate and Ned on the birth of their son!
The actress and husband Ned Rocknroll welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, on Dec. 7, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Winslet gave birth at an NHS Hospital in Sussex County, U.K. The actress also has two children from previous marriages to Jim Threapleton and Skyfall director Sam Mendes. Her daughter, Mia Threapleton is 13, and her oldest son, Joe Mendes, is nine.
She wed Rocknroll, who is the nephew of billionaire Richard Branson, in a secret ceremony last year. They announced they were expecting a baby in June.
The escaped convict is a classic movie character, a role already bursting with intrigue regarding previous misdemeanours and the excitement of the inevitable police hunt on the way. But rarely do they entangle themselves in complicated love stories with already emotionally unstable single mothers.
In Labor Day, however, this is exactly the tale that unravels.
Directed by Jason Reitman in a marked departure from his films Juno and Up in the Air, this tense drama is based on Joyce Maynard’s novel of the same name and stars Josh Brolin as the brooding escapee Frank, with Kate Winslet playing the nervous, small-town mum Adele. Taking a rare step beyond her front door for a trip to the local supermarket with her 13-year-old son Henry (impressively portrayed by Gattlin Griffith), Adele encounters the fresh-out-of-jail and injured Frank, who forcibly invites himself back to the family home to keep away from the eye of the authorities.
Predictably for a film, but still seemingly unlikely given the personalities, over the course of the Labor Day weekend these two lonely souls find themselves drawn to one another and fear slowly makes way for deep affection. Given the setting, the chemistry reaches a climax when they bake an all-American peach pie.
“You have someone who has been jailed for 19 years and is not necessarily a criminal mind, but has committed this crime – although not intentionally so – and you put him with this woman who has been emotionally jailed,” says Brolin. “And people keep saying how unlikely this is – I’ve heard it a couple of times. But then you go and watch Jurassic Park. Looking back in hindsight at all the relationships we’ve been in and all the wacky things we’ve done, it’s not really that far-fetched.”
For Winslet, the question of what attracts people to one another, irrespective of what common sense might deem logical, is one of those unknowable things. “For Adele, I guess the obvious thing is that she hasn’t been near a man for a very long time and hasn’t been in the position of needing to trust someone,” the actress says. “And I think she finds herself trusting in the most unlikely of men, but realises one thing – something I think Joyce hoped of her readers in writing the book – that he is a good person.”
On set, Reitman did away with the usual approach of doing rehearsals, a move that Winslet believes actually lent itself to the film, which was laden with a sense of unknowing, particularly for the youngest member of the main cast.
“It particularly worked for Gattlin, because he was terrified so much of the time, just in playing the role and wanting to do his best,” she says. “The fear that he brought with him was really part of Henry. Nothing was really revealed until each day and that helped so much in terms of creating that atmosphere of not knowing what is going to happen. For Gattlin, it just remained slightly terrifying, which is what we wanted the audience to feel.”
Winslet, 38, who is expecting her third child soon, admits that she used this approach to help bring out the best in Griffith on set.
“He was my priority and I just knew that I had to be his friend and guide him. When Josh and I had scenes, maybe I wouldn’t lend him so much of myself in the way of, say, morning hugs. Other days, when we did have scenes together, I really was just there, really like a parent.”
She describes the connection on Labor Day as “one of the most wonderful” working relationships that she’s ever had.
“It was honestly such a privilege to spend that amount of time with someone so lovely and at that particular age,” says Winslet, who began her acting career around the same age as Griffith. “I think that’s the most gorgeous age to be. Every day there were a squillion questions, but they don’t know how to ask them.”
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