Mortified by headlines she received for performances at previous awards â€” giving ceremonies â€” “Get a grip, love,” “You’re embarrassing us” and “It’s celebrity big blubber” â€” Kate Winslet assures me there will be no theatrics from her at the BAFTAs.
“There will be no tears,” she told me at the LancÃ´me pre-BAFTA party in association with Harper’s Bazaar at the St. Martin’s Lane Hotel. “This year I can just relax and enjoy watching everyone else get nervous and appreciate their delight when they collect their awards.” After I disclosed in January that her husband Sam Mendes will direct the next James Bond film, I asked her if she would prefer to play the heroine or the villain. “That is a very clever question,” she laughed. “But I am not going to answer it.”