I'd be lying if I said I hadn't made a version of this speech before. I think I was probably 8 years old and staring into the bathroom mirror and this would have been a shampoo bottlePenn, Winslet and Cruz win Oscars Feb 23, 2009
I tried to make her a human being as well as showing her vulnerability and shameWinslet says 'Reader' role was challenging Feb 07, 2009
I don't go to the gym because I don't have time, but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at homeWinslet diet secret is exercise DVDs Jan 03, 2009
The actor's job is to understand the character that they are playing and to ultimately love them in order to be able to accept who they are for all their marks and scars and all their crimes even, certainly, in this case, with HannaWinslet deeply affected by 'Reader' role Dec 29, 2008
That boy knows exactly what he's doing. And, for a start, Hanna Schmitz thinks that he's 17, not 15, you know? She's not doing anything wrong. They enter that relationship on absolutely equal footing. Statutory rape? Really, please, don't use that phrase. ... This is a beautiful and very genuine love story and that is how I always saw itWinslet: 'Reader' affair not improper Dec 12, 2008
Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress and occasional singer. She has received multiple awards and nominations. She was the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). Winslet has been acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects ranging from period to contemporary films, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicised indie films. She has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for television acting.
Raised in Berkshire, Winslet studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991. She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received her first notable critical praise. She achieved recognition for her subsequent work in a supporting role in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and for her leading role in Titanic (1997), the highest grossing film at that time.
Since 2000, Winslet's performances have continued to draw positive comments from film critics, and she has been nominated for various awards for her work in such films as Quills (2000), Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008) and Revolutionary Road (2008). Her performance in the latter prompted New York magazine critic David Edelstein to describe her as "the best English-speaking film actress of her generation". The romantic comedy The Holiday and the animated film Flushed Away (both 2006) were among the biggest commercial successes of her career.