Look! It’s a first look at the UK poster for Kate Winslet’s new film Labor Day. In it she plays Adele, an agoraphobic single mother of a teenager boy. Her life get turned on their head when an escaped murderer (played by Josh Brolin) turn up. We also caught up with all things Kate in a new interview with Time Out.
Here’s 5 things we learned from it
1) Being A Real Life Parent Was Key To Her Role
“I don’t think I would have been able to play (Adele) had I not been a parent,” Kate said. “I very much admired her ability as a mother to absolutely put her son first. She’s depressed and yet she’s not moping around in a dress gown until three, sinking into a bottle of gin.”
2) The Film Shows The Reality Of Being A Single Mum
“Single mums do come in for a hard time," she said. "Society is incredibly judgemental. My life has taken me down several different paths I never expected it to take me down. Not in a million years. And I know the true meaning of getting by the skin of my teeth. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got money or you haven’t. You always have to carry on.”
3) Kate Was Happy To ‘Play Drab’
“I love it,” she said. “I prefer it. Quite frankly it’s less to think about. I can concentrate on playing a character. In Revolutionary Road my character April always looked pulled together, so there was a lot of fiddling that went on during the day, hair and make-up. I want to make myself a T-shirt that says: ‘Don’t make me look nice’."
4) She Didn’t Go Off The Rails After Finding Fame
“I’m nice! Seriously. What would be the point? I was raised to be a decent, polite person and I just could see that with some people they changed, that terrible sense of entitlement can kick in. I never felt that I was in any way entitled to be a little arsehole. I just don’t believe that that’s how you should be in life, famous or not.”
5) She’s Is Unaware Of Her Media Persona
“I’m blissfully unaware of it. I don’t read anything. I get on with my life. I can’t really get worried about it. Because what am I going to do about it. I stay away from those things, because there’s just no point. It’s just awful bullying really.”