Source: E! Online
Kate Winslet spoke to ET about her narrow escape from the recent fire that consumed the home of British billionaire Richard Branson.
The star of the new action thriller Contagion â€” in theaters today â€” said she and her kids felt “very lucky to be alive” after the fire just over two weeks at Branson’s sprawling Caribbean retreat on Necker Island. Speaking via satellite from London, Winslet said she is grateful to Branson and others on the island who remained calm and pragmatic while helping people escape the flames.
“We’re fine, we really are fine. And just â€” we’re just so lucky. We’re just so lucky that we woke up when we did, that we got out of the property when we did, because literally another five minutes and it could be a whole different story,” the actress said.
Winslet, 35, also spoke about how playing a doctor in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion â€” in which a deadly new virus threatens all of mankind â€” has changed her own outlook on germs. “I’m much more obsessive now about taking shoes on and off and hand washing, and not touching handles in and out of public restrooms, etc.”
She said the subject matter of the movie has already become a reality in our society. “It’s something that is in people’s minds. You know, we are growing more accustomed to sudden panic â€” hearing about a new outbreak of a disease, similar to swine flu, that started in Germany and they think it came from cucumbers. I mean this is the world we live in now.”
Source: ET Online
Kate Winslet graces the cover of V Magazine’s September issue, on newsstands today, September 8.
The 35-year-old British actress worked with photographer Mario Testino for The Heroes Issue, where she channeled one of her own heroes, Elizabeth Taylor.
Here’s what Kate had to share with the mag:
On her childhood: “I was extremely self sufficient. At the age of 9 I knew I wanted to be an actress. I had that sort of determination that that I can imagine in 9 or 10-year-old girl, for a parent, must have been fairly disconcerting… I didn’t know how on earth I was going to pull any of that off, but I was just sure of it.”
On nude scenes: “I hate it! Listen, make no mistake, I just get on it. I just go in and say ‘Oh fâ€” let’s do it.’ And boom. If you complain about it or procrastinate it’s not going to go away. It’s a profoundly bizarre thing to do… You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say ‘What the fâ€” are we doing?’ ‘Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so’s left nut sack pressed against my cheek.’ It’s sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms.”
Source: Just Jared
â€¢ Magazines/Clippings: V Magazine – September, 2011
Kate was spotted on September 2 leaving Venice and heading to the airport. 11 HQ pics have been added to the gallery:
â€¢ Candids: Heading to the airport – September 2, 2011
Here’s the video from the Carnage press conference at the Venice Film Festival, scroll down to download them.
You can also download the video from here:
I’ve added 237 HD screen captures conference to the gallery:
â€¢ Movies: Carnage > Press Conference Captures
I’ve added new pics from on the set and promotional stills for Carnage:
Thanks to my dear friend Mariana, we now have scans from today’s issue of Hello! Magazine in which Kate talks with exclusivity about the fire in Sir Richard Branson’s Mexican house:
â€¢ Magazines/Clippings: Hello! Magazine – September 5, 2011
Added some more HQ pics of Kate attending Mildred Pierce photocall and premiere on Friday, September 2:
â€¢ Public Appearances > Press Conferences & Photocalls: 68th Annual Venice International Film Festival: Mildred Pierce Photocall
â€¢ Public Appearances > Other Appearances: 68th Annual Venice International Film Festival: Mildred Pierce Premiere