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12/19/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  3 Comments

I’ve added 5 MQs from a new photoshoot to the gallery:

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• Photoshoots: Set #015


12/19/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  Comments Off on Kate Winslet on “Carnage” role: there’s no guide book on how to be funny

You can also download the video here:

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• Movies Memorabilia: Miscellaneous > Carnage – Kate talks her role

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet might be a pro, but she still learned a lot in her new film, Carnage, and hopes that the comedy of the piece comes through.

“There’s no guide book on how to act, how to be funny, sad. You have to rely on the writing, I think, with a piece like this cause the comedy is in the writing, it’s in the story and it’s within the framework of how the piece is set up,” Winslet said in a promotional interview provided by Sony Pictures Classics. “And I think acknowledging the piece is satire, yes, that’s important to do and we’ve all been able to do that. You can’t take these moments and try to make them funny. You have to sort of play the sincerity of the moment or the lunacy of the moment or just how ridiculous the entire situation is.”

The film, which is based on the play by Yasmina Reza, “God Of Carnage,” follows two sets of parents who organize a “cordial” meeting after their sons are involved in a fight at school which leaves one child with broken teeth. The talk goes awry as the adults reveal their less civilized sides.

Winslet appears opposite Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz as Nancy and Alan Cowan, while Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly portray the victim’s parents, Penelope and Michael Longstreet.

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12/16/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

When Roman calls, Kate goes to work. Holidays can wait.

That’s Roman, as in Polanski, and, Kate as in Winslet, whose new film Carnage, a satirical comedy of manners that skewers overbearing parents, opens today, one day after earning Winslet a Golden Globe nomination for acting.

“I had planned not to work,” Winslet told Reuters in a telephone interview. “But that notion just went right out the window the second I heard the name Roman Polanski.

“One doesn’t think of oneself as being ever sort of Roman Polanski-worthy,” said Winslet about the director of such classics as Chinatown and Rosemary’s Baby. “So you’d have to be kind of stupid, really, not to change your plans.”

Carnage, which also co-stars Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz, is based on Yasmina Reza’s biting Broadway satire of two sets of parents who meet one afternoon to discuss their sons’ playground fracas.

Set smack in the middle of smug self-righteousness that is one of the hallmarks of upscale Brooklyn neighborhoods, the film chronicles in real time the couples’ downward spiral as polite overtures give way to Scotch-and-cobbler-fueled invective — a sort of “Virginia Woolf lite.”

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12/15/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

We now have scans of December issue of Glamour Russia thanks to Almira Asainova:

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• Magazines/Clippings: Glamour Russia – December, 2011


12/15/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

Kate has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role in Carnage and also for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in Mildred Pierce, which was also nominated for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Also, Kate’s Carnage co-star Jodie Foster is nominated in the same category as Kate.

And last but not least, Kate’s Mildred Pierce co-stars Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel wood were also nominated!

Double congratulations to Kate! And congratulations to Jodie, Guy and Evan as well! :D


12/15/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

Kate Winslet’s make-up collection for Lancôme is finally available in the UAE! The beauty giant recently announced its support to the Golden Hat Foundation created by Kate, who has been a brand Ambassadress for four years.
Lancôme promises to donate at least Dhs700,000 of its sales profits to the non-profit foundation which raises money to better the lives of autistic children. Kate said, “I’ve been thinking about setting up this project for a long time, and Lancôme’s instant offer of support is a huge display of confidence and generosity,” adding, “Lancôme has given me the strength to go all the way and I know that this will open many doors.” What a sweetie!

Source: AHLAN!


12/15/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  6 Comments

We now have scans of December issue of Total DVD Russia thanks to Almira Assainova:


GALLERY LINKS:
• Magazines/Clippings: Total DVD Russia – December, 2011


12/14/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  8 Comments

The SAG Award nominations, announced Wednesday, feature the stars of the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. Kate Winslet is up for Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries and Guy Pearce for Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. Both have already received Emmy Awards for their performances as Mildred Pierce and Monty Beragon, respectively.

Congratulations to both Kate and Guy! :D