Kate Winslet is at the Venice Film Festival in Italy, promoting her upcoming Roman Polanski film, Carnage and said a scene where her character projectile vomits still has her children talking.
“My kids came to work for the vomit day, and I am so thrilled that they were there because they literally have not stopped talking about it since. It was hysterical,” Winslet said during a news conference, the Associated Press reports.
The film, which is based on the play by Yasmina Reza, “The God Of Carnage,” follows two sets of parents who organize a “cordial” meeting after their sons are involved in a fight at school which leaves one child with broken teeth. The talk goes awry as the adults reveal their less civilized sides.
Winslet appears opposite Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz as Nancy and Alan Cowan, while Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly portray the victim’s parents, Penelope and Michael Longstreet. During an argument where Foster’s Penelope accuses Winslet’s character of lacking interest in her son’s behavior, Winslet vomits cobbler on Penelope’s rare collection of art books.
“While Kate was the one who threw up, Jodie and I had to clean up the vomit, so we had the more disgusting involvement with the vomit,” Reilly joked of the scene.
Winslet had kind words for Polanski, who is known for his work on “The Ghost Writer,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Pianist.”
“If Roman Polanski invites you to join in any project, you really don’t say no,” Winslet said. “I had seen the play in New York so I was already very much a fan on the piece. I just felt extremely fortunate to be included.”
Though Carnage is set in Brooklyn, the film was shot on a soundstage near Paris since director Roman Polanski is limited to France and Switzerland, due to an Interpol warrant for 188 countries for extradition to the United States to face sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
“The use of space was actually a very precise and confined and minimal and detailed affair,” Waltz said. “But that is exactly Roman’s forte. The precision, the detail, the exactitude. The microscopic way of working.”