Tag: enigma

2008 Jan 09

Winslet Replaces Kidman In Erotic Sex Drama

It’s always weird when a high-profile star drops out of a movie, only to be replaced by another one. We spend so much time convincing ourselves that these stars matter because of their personalities, and that we care about each of them individually, but then we’re reminded that, yeah, they’re pretty much interchangeable pretty faces. It happened when Brad Pitt and Edward Norton both dropped out of State of Play (replaced by Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, respectively), and now it’s happened again with Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman.

There have been rumors flying around about Kidman being pregnant for months now — decades, if you count the ones from when she was married to Tom Cruise — and now it turns out they’re true. So hooray for Nicole! We hope your baby is as cute as Suri, though that’s really a tall order. Anyway, pregnancy means no work when you’re rich and famous enough to get away with it, so Kidman dropped out of the upcoming The Reader, a drama about a young man’s erotic awakening at the hands of an older woman, set in post-World War II Germany.

It turns out the pregnancy was kind of a stroke of luck, though, since Kate Winslet was the first choice for the role, and now she’s available to do it after all! See, miracles really do come true in Hollywood. She’ll star opposite young German actor David Kross and Ralph Fiennes as an enigmatic woman who gains the attention of a younger man. Va-va-voom!

Anyone else remember the episode of Extras, in which Winslet played a World War II-era nun? That’s pretty much all I can think about regarding this news, though I’m sure this new role has nothing at all to do with nuns. What it will involve, though, is awesome; Kate Winslet is a stone cold fox, Ralph Fiennes is a stone cold fox when he’s not being Voldemort, and Nicole Kidman gets to go raise her baby in the lap of luxury. Everyone wins!

Source: CinemaBlend

Kate Takes Over For Nicole

Nicole Kidman’s loss is Kate Winslet’s gain. On Monday, Page Six was first to report that Kidman had to drop out of producer Scott Rudin’s movie The Reader due to her pregnancy. Now, insiders tell us Winslet has agreed to star opposite Ralph Fiennes in the picture in which “a young man’s decades-long obsession with an older woman in Germany runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth,” as its publicity describes it. One source said, “The role was originally written for Kate, but because it was supposed to start filming in the fall, when she was working on Revolutionary Road, she had to drop out. Nicole was then hired, but her schedule kept getting pushed back and now she’s pregnant, so the role went back to Kate.” Reps for Winslet and Rudin, whose No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood are both nominated for Golden Globes, couldn’t be reached for comment.

Source: NY Post

2008 Jan 09

Kiss Me Kate, said Mr. Fiennes

Nicole Kidman drops out of yet another – both Panic Room and The Brave One were films she was attached to at one time or another – film, only this time she’s got a good excuse – the former BMX Bandit is ‘Knocked Up’! Kate Winslet – who, funnily enough, was the first choice for the film initially – will replace Antonia’s pregnant-famous sister in the lead of the Weinstein Co.’s Stephen Daldry pic The Reader, says Variety. Though filming had already commenced, Kidman had not yet shot any scenes for the flick.Author Bernhard Schlink began dishing news Tuesday that Winslet would take over the role opposite Ralph Fiennes and up-and-coming German thesp David Kross (Tough Enough). Sources confirmed the casting.The drama concerns a teen who falls for an enigmatic older woman in postwar Germany.

Source: Moviehole.net

2007 Dec 20

Face to face with Kate Winslet

Syida Lizta Amirul Ihsan gets a whiff as the actress talks about being herself and being the new face of Lancôme’s Trèsor fragrance.


Actress Kate Winslet is the new face for Lancôme’s fragrance, Trèsor. She speaks about the fragrance and working with Peter Lindbergh for the print ad and TV commercial.

Q: How did you come to be involved with Lancôme?
They approached me. It immediately appealed to me because I’ve never done anything like this before. And it felt like such an honor to step into the shoes of Isabella Rossellini who was Trèsor’s previous “face”. They wanted something beautiful, romantic and enigmatic for the ad. At the same time, they wanted to convey the message about being comfortable being yourself. I am of the same mind too. So it turned out well.

Continue reading Face to face with Kate Winslet

2007 Dec 16

Christmas Edition Contest answers and winner!

Congratulations to Heather, the winner of the Christmas Edition Contest! She’ll be receiving:

• Finding Neverland DVD widescreen edition (region 1)
• Dark Season DVD fullscreen edition (region 2)

Click the link below to know the answers to the contest questions.
Continue reading Christmas Edition Contest answers and winner!

2007 Oct 07

Capability Kate: How Ms Winslet combines motherhood and movie making

As well as being a five-time Oscar nominee, Kate Winslet is also a working mother with many of the everyday worries we all recognize.

And she has a refreshingly down-to-earth take on her image – in fact, she’s on a crusade to make women everywhere feel better about their bodies, beginning with her six-year-old daughter

Kate Winslet, firmly established as the leading British screen actress of her generation thanks to five Oscar nominations and a string of film successes, has always striven to retain the image of a down-to-earth working mother, with day-to-day concerns no different from the rest of us.

Life with her director husband of four years, Sam Mendes, and her children Mia, six (by her first husband) and Joe, three, may seem impossibly glamorous, and their homes – a New York apartment and a Cotswold manor house – are certainly a world away from the terraced house in Reading where she grew up.

Continue reading Capability Kate: How Ms Winslet combines motherhood and movie making

2007 Apr 27

Movies pics + fanart

I’ve added new pics and replaced old pics with better ones.

• Heavenly Creatures: Promotional Stills
• Sense And Sensibility: Promotional Stills
• Jude: Promotional Stills
• Titanic: Promotional Stills
• Enigma: On the Set
• Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: Promotional Stills
• Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: On the Set – January 15, 2003
• Finding Neverland: Promotional Stills
• Pride: Making of
• Little Children: Promotional Stills

• Rachel: Banners, headers and wallpapers

And last but not least, I’d really appreciate it if more people would comment on my updates. Feedback means a lot to me as I put a lot of effort to make this site the best Kate site online.

2007 Jan 08

Kate Winslet vanishes into her roles

Sarah Pierce, the central figure in Little Children is a mess. It goes beyond her uncombed hair, baggy overalls and rat’s-nest purse. She’s a smart woman who has somehow ended up in a dumb life that doesn’t feel like it belongs to her. In this she seems very different from the famously grounded Kate Winslet, who plays her in the Todd Field film of Tom Perrotta’s story of suburbia and its discontents.

Ms. Winslet, whose finely wrought performance has already won her a Golden Globe nomination and could well land her on this year’s Oscar ballot, deliberately rejected a dumb life after Titanic made her a worldwide celebrity at 22. She refused to become a Hollywood cliché, embarking instead on a decade of playing chewy, interesting parts in a series of films ranging from offbeat indies like Hideous Kinky and Holy Smoke to prestige projects like Iris and Quills She was the flaky, bewitching Clementine in Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and the teary, overwrought Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet. She has mastered the role of glamorous yet gracious luminary, dolling up for the red carpet and dishing on the talk shows with what appears to be genuine relish.

Continue reading Kate Winslet vanishes into her roles