Kate Winslet has been very vocal about the Harvey Weinstein allegations. She released a statement calling his behavior “disgraceful and appalling,” which was followed by an interview explaining why she absolutely refused to thank him in her Best Actress speech at the 2009 Oscars. She had a lot of words for Harvey. All that talking must have hit Kate’s threshold for speaking out against high-powered alleged sexual predators in Hollywood. Because when it came time recently to talk about the allegations against Woody Allen, Kate just didn’t have the energy to get into that.
While I haven’t done the exact calculations, I believe that the second-most said word at any film awards show (right after a fake-surprised “Wow!“) is the name Harvey Weinstein. Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lawrence have thanked Harvey. But in 2009, Kate Winslet won her first Academy Award for The Reader, a film distributed by The Weinstein Company, and tradition states that she should have gushed over Harvey in her acceptance speech, but she didn’t. According to Kate, that was on purpose.
Sorry, I should clarify: a whole lot of women and a couple dudes. For some reason, the men of Hollywood aren’t exactly rushing to pipe up with their thoughts about the recent dump of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Which I’m sure is just because they dropped their cellphones in the toilet and have no current means of communication, and not because they had been benefiting from doing business with the alleged creepy shower enthusiast. But for now, we’ve got the thoughts from plenty of actresses and a couple actors, including George Clooney.
Finally, the foot fetish community has a sexy role model that they can all get behind (I wish). Because Quentin Tarantino isn’t exactly the most wholesome example of a foot freak.
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet appeared on The Graham Norton Show, and Kate revealed that Idris is into feet. He’s so into feet that he made Kate cover her peds up while they were filming a sex scene for their new movie, The Mountain Between Us. I guess so he wouldn’t bust for real if he caught a glimpse of her giant hooves?
The first of the four Avatar sequels, Avatar 2: The Papyrus Diaries, doesn’t even come out until 2020 and yet these days it seems like you can’t throw a rock without hitting James Cameron while he’s talking Avatar this and Avatar that. Today’s rock caused some collateral damage when it bounced off James’ ego and landed on Kate Winslet who has just signed on for a leading role in the franchise.
Kate Winslet appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote The Mountain Between Us, and she told a story about the time cut off a friend’s ear. E! News says that Kate told Jimmy Fallon that when she was younger, she decided to have a back-up plan in case the whole acting thing didn’t work out. Kate’s plan B was cutting hair.