Soon to be age 40, Kate Winslet approaches her big day on October 5. Though she had some breakout roles in mega-successes such as Sense and Sensibility and Titanic, she revealed to reporters that she still doesn’t “feel like” a movie star.
In fact, it was Winslet’s costars who received the official and proverbial nod of approval from the late Steve Jobs’ business partner for the second film based on his life. In a previous report by The Inquisitr, Wozniak had felt the acting was perfect, telling Deadline about how Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Seth Rogen (The Interview) portrayed him and the Apple spokesman so well it didn’t feel like a movie.
Considering Seth Rogen’s tendency to usually play the party animal, this was likely no small feat.
Kate Winslet also had a similar role in the film as another of Steve Jobs’ co-workers, but according to the Wall Street Journal, she didn’t care what the role was. She just wanted to be in it and had five weeks before filming started to “remind them I’m around.” Kate had thrown “on this short, dark-haired wig, took all the makeup off my face, took a photograph and sent it – with no subject, nothing.”
Writer Aaron Sorkin said he’d been taken aback with Winslet’s insistence on playing a supporting role. “When she said she wanted to play Hoffman, my first thought was, ‘Why is Kate Winslet playing a really mean joke on me?’ “
It all started with some quick research, in which Winslet had looked up information on Jobs’ former executive Joanna Hoffman and found she was Eastern-European with an 80s bob. Apparently her effort paid off, and she doesn’t lean on her Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, or two Golden Globes to get roles.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) October 1, 2015
Kate Winslet, almost at age 40, admits the Oscar ironically sits in her bathroom for chuckles. She still has a taste for giving people a chance to act out their fantasies, and says she can always tell.
“The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad.’ And you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed. They’ll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It’s hysterical.”
You probably wouldn’t think a multiple award-winning actress would be the type to go for a quick laugh. Apparently Kate Winslet had the same fantasy when she was eight. According to Entertainment Weekly, as a child she would clutch a shampoo bottle and practice the same thing.
Grown up now and facing the age of 40, Winslet says she’s proud of her years and how she spent them, according to Yahoo News.
“After having had three children and turning 40, I never imagined I’d still be able to wear a bikini. And feel on top of it all, and also just creatively feeling extremely happy and fulfilled. I think that’s an amazing thing. I haven’t wasted a second. Good God, have I made the most of those 40 years.”
Even with some failed marriages under her proverbial belt, Winslet says she feels that keeping busy has helped her deal with the let-downs.
“No one really knows what has happened in my life. No one really knows why my first marriage didn’t last; no one knows why my second didn’t. And I’m proud of those silences.”
Most people in Hollywood seem to be getting married and divorced in mere weeks, and soon at the age of 40, Kate Winslet is probably grateful for the lack of press covering her own love life. In the end, the Titanic star doesn’t feel like an actress and she’s happy with that.
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