Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman have joined the cast of Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming period drama ‘The Favourite’, which will be once again produced by Element Pictures.
This is Element Pictures second collaboration with Lanthimos, with the critically acclaimed ‘The Lobster’ scooping the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Kate Winslet is an English actress that has been nominated for six Academy awards in total winning in 2009 for her performance in ‘The Reader’. Emma Stone has been making a name for herself over the past couple of years with performances in films such as ‘The Help’ and ‘Gangster Squad’ and she garnered Oscar and Golden Globe nominations this year for her supporting role in Best Picture Oscar winner ‘Birdman’. Olivia Colman is well known to British audiences for her roles in ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘Peep Show’ and she has won two BAFTA Awards for her television work thus far.
‘The Favourite’ takes place at the end of the 17th century and follows the political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts. Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney will produce along with Scarlet Films’ Ceci Dempsey with Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures acting as Executive Producer. The Script was written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, with shooting due to start in Spring 2016.
Most of us have probably done it at one point in time: picked up a hairbrush or shampoo bottle and given an impromptu awards acceptance speech in the bathroom mirror. Kate Winslet knows this, and that’s precisely why the Oscar-winning actress chose the location where she keeps her Academy Award.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Magazine in promotion of her new movie, “Steve Jobs,” Winslet discussed other significant roles throughout her career, including the one that won her the Best Actress statuette for 2008’s “The Reader.” And while Winslet told the magazine that she’s “super proud” of the honor, she admitted that she keeps it in her bathroom — not in an attempt at false modesty, like some celebs, but rather to share the wealth and feed her guests’ Oscar glory fantasies.
“The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad,'” Winslet explained, “—and you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed. They’ll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It’s hysterical.”
And while we’d probably get a little embarrassed, too, there’s no way we wouldn’t grab that little gold guy if we ever had the chance to visit Winslet’s house. We’re just glad the actress has a sense of humor about it — and lets her guests act out their dreams in (relative) private.
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Kate Winslet is set to play Joanna Hoffman in the new movie about Steve Jobs’ life.
Hoffman was one of Apple’s first employees, and she is known for standing up to the Apple co-founder.
From the moment she heard about the role, Winslet wanted it. But she looks nothing like brown haired, Polish-Armenian Hoffman.
In a recent interview with Vulture, Winslet spoke about how she managed to convince producer Scott Rudin that she was right for the part:
“So I put a wig on my head and scrubbed my face of all makeup. I took one photograph of myself, and, lucky me, I have an email address of one Mr. Scott Rudin, and I just sent him the photo with no subject. Soon there’s this call saying, okay, okay, can Danny come and meet with Kate in Australia? And I’m like, “Holy f–k, what have I started?” They sent me the script, and immediately I thought, This is amazing, I really want to play this part. I had the meeting with Danny, and I just said, “This is how I would play this part, this is who I believe that she is,” and he said, “I want you to play this part.” So then cut to three and a half weeks later, I’m in a rehearsal room in San Francisco. We rehearsed each act like a play and then filmed it in order from start to finish.”
Michael Fassbender is leading the cast as Steve Jobs, and Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak.
The film is due to be released this October.