Kate Winslet hit her head and was badly bruised while playing basketball with her kids Sunday night. Filming of Winslet’s new HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce was suspended on yesterday so she could recover. A source said, “She fell after being hit by a basketball and suffered bruising that couldn’t be covered with make-up, so the entire production was halted Monday.” A rep for Winslet confirmed the mishap and said, “She is fine.”
Poor Kate! Let’s hope for her speedy recovery!
Hollywood is coming to Glen Cove.
HBO is set to film interior shots for its upcoming five-hour miniseries Mildred Pierce at the Woolworth mansion starting on Friday.
According to HBO’s Publicity Office, the movie is the “epic story of a proud, single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles.”
The film stars Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo, among other notable faces. The miniseries is based on the novel penned by James M. Cain.
City officials said no traffic routes will be altered or closed because all filming will be interior shots and will take place on private property. Unfortunately, HBO representatives said, there will be no filming for the public to watch because it is indoors.
The mansion, also known as Winfield Hall, sits on 16.5-acres of land on Crescent Beach Road. It is currently owned by Martin Carey, the brother of former New York governor Hugh Carey.
The house was originally built in 1916 for businessman Franklin Winfield Woolworth, founder of the F.W. Woolworth Company, which is now the retailer Foot Locker.
The casting for the much anticipated Contagion has finally been revealed!
Jude Law will play blogger Alan Krumwiede, Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow will play husband and wife, Beth and Thomas Emhoff. Beth is one of the first to catch the virus, while her husband Thomas, seems mysteriously immunized against it. Meanwhile, Marion Cotillard will be based in the skin of Dr. Leonora Orantes. Finally, Kate will play Dr. Erin Mears, the colleague of Dr. Ellis Cheever, played by Laurence Fishburne.
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