Favorite Events of ~ Kate Winslet
After Titanic it would have been completely foolish for me to go and try and top that. I`m an English girl, I`ve always loved England, I`ve never felt the desire to leave it for any particular reason. And whilst I`m ambitious and care very much about what I do, I`m not competitive. I also don`t want to act every day of my life. … So it was important to me after Titanic to just remind myself of why it was that I was acting in the first place, which is of course because I love it.
“…And also, it was you know, watching Leo dance… I would happily pay good money to do again.” - Kate Winslet on one of the reasons why this scene was her favourite to shoot
As it happened, she bumped into young DiCaprio recently, who was very keen to hear about the production of Quills. ‘He asked, ’ You didn’t love Joaquin more than me, did you? Don’t you ever love an actor more than you love me.’ I said, ‘How do you know I even liked you?’ He replied, ‘F*** off. You loved me!’ ’ Kate Winslet loves a lot of things: blackberries, Harvey Keitels remedial joke-telling and pretzels all leap to mind. And yes, Leo DiCaprio, she loves you, too.
Kate and Leo at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
When Winslet had an attack of vertigo on the back of the upended poop deck - spending a week in harnesses suspended l00 feet in the air - DiCaprio calmed her down. “I just told her we were safe,” he says. “She believed me.” One night, very late, Winslet and DiCaprio were lying on the deck during a break. An assistant approached for food orders. “Leo was so tired,” Winslet recalls; he had his head on Winslet’s stomach and asked for a sandwich. “The assistant asked, `What do you want on it?’ and Leo said, `Oh, Kate will tell you.’ And Leo just kind of fell asleep. And I did know exactly what he wanted - this kind of cheese and no tomato and no pickle. I absolutely knew. And I thought, `God, that’s really weird that I know this person so well.’ It was brilliant.
“Leo, I’m so happy I can stand here and tell you how much I love you and how much I’ve loved you for 13 years, and your performance in this film is nothing short of spectacular. I love you with all my heart, I really do” - Kate Winslet, Golden Globe 2009
“I do truly feel that I’m back. I feel that I’m just at the beginning of a new narrative, and it’s incredibly exciting. It’s complicated, I know, and uncertain - but it’s where life happens, between the cracks. It can be a painful process, but I truly hope that never stops for me.”