THE LAST time Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio worked together, on Titanic, Kate got to go to the Academy Awards while her leading man was snubbed by Academy voters.Â This time, I predict both will be attending.
Their performances in Revolutionary Road, based on Richard Yates’s American classic, are surefire Oscar candidates, judging by what I’ve seen from some footage I sneaked a look at.
In the movie, directed by Sam Mendes, they play a married couple who feel trapped by the idea of post-war conformity.
Leonardo’s character, Frank Wheeler, who works in Manhattan for an early computer company, says he ‘wants to feel life’.
But watching him, as he goes through the motions, you know he’s not feeling the kind of life he wanted – nor is his wife April (played by Kate).
Kate’s going to have a busy few months promoting Revolutionary Road and the Stephen Daldry film The Reader.Â She achieves greatness in both, but I can say no more till I get to see the ‘official’ versions of both films,Â which are going to be much talked about.
By the way, Kate won’t be portraying John Lennon’s mother in Sam Taylor Wood’s film Nowhere Boy and, contrary to reports, she will not be starring in a picture about Vivienne Westwood, the fashion designer.
Indeed, she has never read a script about it, nor had conversations with anyone connected with it.
SOURCE:Â Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail, Friday 17th October 08