At long last, Kate Winslet has done a 180 on supporting Woody Allen and Roman Polanski. In the past, Kate’s response to working with Woody and Roman ranged from vague statements about, “regrets” with unnamed individuals to saying, “Errr…next question.” That’s all in the past. 2020 Kate Winslet has burned both of those bridges and isn’t going back.
That headline woulda been a helluva lot more interesting if it cut off after the word “lovers”. Alas, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan’s forbidden, brooding lesbian romance is just for the movie Ammonite.
Apparently “ammonite” isn’t a synonym for “Oscar bait”. It’s actually the name of prehistoric sea animals that resembled squids in shells. The film was inspired by the life of 19th-century paleontologist Mary Anning and her relationship with geologist Charlotte Murchison. Mary discovered and sold fossils on the Southern English coastline. It’s said she inspired the tongue twister “she sells seashells by the sea shore.”
What better way to capitalize on a global crisis than to bring back the stars of a re-discovered cinematic masterpiece and have them teach you how to wash your hands (if, by the way, your hands aren’t already raw from hourly scrubbing, Kate Winslet probably isn’t going to change your mind).
It sounds like Emma Thompson and her husband Greg Wise clearly belonged at Camille Grammer’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills season 1 dinner party from Hell because they, too, know a witch who can see into the future just like clairvoyant Allison DuBois! Emma says her man hung out with a psychic friend just before going to work on Sense & Sensibility, and the friend predicted he’d meet his future wife on the set of the film. Now, Emma was also in the movie, but she was married at the time. Greg didn’t think he’d wind up with her. He just assumed Kate was the future Mrs. Wise!
Kate Winslet is very, very rich but she doesn’t self-identity as rich. She would much rather you think of her as a poor person who just so happens to have a lot of money. In fact, Kate’s so poor on the inside, she’s practically descended from slaves, a fact she cried upon learning when it was revealed to her on the BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?.
And the award for Most Overwrought Performance of Contrition goes to… Kate Winslet!
Last night Kate accepted a London Critics’ Circle award, and she finally spoke on the question that keeps hounding so many women (and sadly fewer men) in Hollywood these days: How do you feel about having worked with [insert creep’s name here]? Entertainment Weekly reports that Kate was moved by the Women’s Marches of late to speak out against the pervy and powerful. And she should know, she’s worked with some of the worst.