Monday, June 21, 2010

Kate Winslet on Holocaust Flicks

(Excerpt from article in Ha'aretz, the Israeli equivalent of the New York Times, quoting an episode of the U.K. series "Extras." Winslet, then winless in four trips to the Oscar nomination altar, explains to series star Ricky Gervais, why she's decided to act in a Holocaust film.)

Gervais: You doing this, it's so commendable, using your profile to keep the message alive about the Holocaust.

Winslet: God, I'm not doing it for that. We definitely don't need another film about the Holocaust, do we? It's like, how many have there been? You know, we get it. It was grim. Move on. I'm doing it because I noticed that if you do a film about the Holocaust, you're guaranteed an Oscar. I've been nominated four times. Never won. The whole world is going, 'Why hasn't Winslet won one?' ... That's why I'm doing it. Schindler's bloody List. The Pianist. Oscars coming outta their ass ...

Gervais: It's a good plan.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, Winslet _did_ win an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for the film (a depressing, all germans and gentiles are evil and must die, only Jews are good people type film called The Reader). So I guess her plan worked!

--The Strange Mage

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha. That is pretty funny, maybe she is not so bad after all.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kate....i love you even more...
was starting to think u may be one of these hollywood arty-farty types, marry me woman!

mr winslet!

4:53 AM  
Anonymous John Norman Howard said...

This was merely a comedy routine that was set-up, and not anyone speaking their mind truthfully.

Obviously, otherwise she'd never work in films again... leastwise, not anything of merit.

They say many a truth is said in jest, so maybe whoever the writers were for this skit has some 'splainin' to do afterward.

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is amazing! At least somebody has figured out who "Mystery Babylon" of Revelation fame is.

7:20 AM  

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