Kate Winslet Fan

04/18/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  4 Comments

Kate Winslet finds it hard to make time for herself without “feeling guilty about it”.

The Revolutionary Road actress devotes so much time to her children — 10-year-old Mia, her daughter with first husband Jim Threapleton, and seven-year-old Joe, her son with second spouse Sam Mendes, who she split from in March 2010 — she has joked she has forgotten how to “sit down”, and has to force herself to make time to just relax.

She said in an interview with Britain’s HELLO! magazine: “Any mother knows the last person you think about is yourself. I’ve been a mother for 10 years and I’m still trying to figure out how to give time to myself without feeling guilty about it.

“Sometimes I’ll sit down and I’ll go, ‘Oh it’s just nice to sit down,’ because truly, I’ve forgotten how to do that.

“You forget to sit down and not worry about what needs to be done for the kids, just take time for yourself and pick up a book or read a recipe. I tell myself ‘Just. Sit. Down.’ it’s a challenge.”

Kate, 35, also revealed she is enjoying her 30s and feels much more secure in herself and prepared for the challenges of life than she did in her 20s.

She added: “I think that for a lot of women, our 20s are a time of really figuring things out and figuring out what we’re really about. Of course, at the time, we think we know exactly who we are, we think we’ve done all the growing emotionally . And then along come our 30s and it’s all different again.

“I’m really enjoying my 30s, actually. I have so much more life experience than I did when I was 25 and that’s a real luxury.”

Source: The Independent

04/17/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  5 Comments


These past few days I’ve been working to bring the forums back with all the users, threads and posts. Just waiting for a reply from my host on this and sometime this week the forums will be back!

Our fellow fan Marta has offered to be the moderator, so yay!

The other news is: soon there are going to be Blu-ray screen captures of some of Kate’s films! :D

04/15/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  6 Comments

Kate Winslet opened the Neo Natal Baby Care Unit at Southmead’s Hospital in Bristol, England on June 23, 2006.

Here are 22 more HQ pics from that day:

• Miscellaneous: Assorted > Charity Work

04/15/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  9 Comments

This update goes out especially to the Titanic addicts! :)

Added 1,249 HD screen captures of the film:

• Film Productions > Titanic: Screen Captures – Blu-ray

04/14/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  7 Comments

I know some of you guys are missing the forums. However, I don’t have the time to moderate it.

So I’m looking for somebody who knows about forums and phpBB and is willing to be a moderator — a great and dedicated one.
That includes deleting spams and blocking spammers on a regular basis and much more.

If I do find someone who wants to be a moderator, I’ll bring it back.

Please send me an e-mail to .

04/14/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  6 Comments

Ready for another round of debate as to whether or not Roman Polanski should be allowed back into the United States in order to attend awards shows? Well then good news, because Polanski’s latest movie Carnage is all set up to get a distribution deal, and it looks like a film that will be getting a lot of attention come awards season. Deadline Topanga Canyon reports that Michael Barker and Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics are close to signing a deal to release the film, that was packaged by ICM, here in the US.

Carnage is an adaptation of a Tony Award winning play by Yasmina Reza. It tells the story of the aftermath of a schoolyard brawl between two 11 year-old boys. The boys’ parents turn out to be just as irrational as their children, and when they meet to talk over the scuffle a series of arguments and chaotic disagreements over various hot-button issues becomes the norm for the night. The stage play’s original cast consisted of James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels, and Hope Davis, but none of those actors reprise their roles for Polanski’s film version. That would probably be seen as a huge disappointment, except for the fact that Polanski got Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, and Kate Winslet to replace them. Wow, way to be a one-upper Roman.

Source: Film School Rejects

04/12/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  8 Comments

Added HD captures of final two parts of Mildred Pierce:

• Mildred Pierce: Screen Captures: Part Four
• Mildred Pierce: Screen Captures: Part Five

04/12/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

Sunday night brought the last two segments of the new HBO five hour miniseries, Mildred Pierce. Rather than writing out paragraphs of detailed review, here’s a list of ten things, both good and bad, of note within the last three hours, in no particular order. Please feel free to add to the list if you think something important was missed, or debate why something is included.

1. Same as the previous list. Kate Winslet, who plays the title character, will win the Emmy. She just will, sorry, no contest. She is doing a fantastic job in a miniseries that is attracting attention and praise. There will be other actresses as good this year, but you would be hard pressed to find one better, and she will win.

2. The whole miniseries is a palindrome. Mildred begins married to Bert (Brian F. O’Byrne), divorces, loses a daughter (Ray, who dies), takes a lover, starts a business, find success, loses the business, loses the lover, loses a daughter (Veda runs out on her), divorces, marries Bert again. Ah, symmetry!

3. I thought I would like Evan Rachel Wood better as Veda than Morgan Turner, the younger version. I was wrong. While Wood did fine, she had less to work with than Turner, who played Veda for a longer period of time. Wood got the juicy finale, but Turner deserves to get a supporting actress Emmy nomination.

4. Veda screws everything up. Veda ruins Mildred’s relationships and her chain of restaurants. Veda distracts Mildred from what she should be focusing on. If Mildred had had an abortion, or given Veda up for adoption, none of the bad things in her life would have ever happened. The story would have a happy ending.

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