Kate Winslet


Hollywood’s Golden Girl

Winning best Performance by an actress in a leading role in the film The Reader, the lovely, talented, and always magnificent in her craft, Kate Winslet gave interviews to the press backstage, after her acceptance speech at the 81st Academy Awards ®. We have the pleasure to share this with you.

On winning The Academy Award®, Kate says, …‘it's unbelievable. You just don't think that these dreams that seem so silly and so impossible could ever really come true. And having been here before and lost to be here and win, I've got to tell you, winning is really a lot better than losing. Really a lot better!’

On believing in one self, she tells us, …‘I think there's a secret in having some kind of belief in yourself, you know, I feel like a very unlikely hero here right now. I was not the privileged kid who thinks like this could possibly happen to (them), and you know, it really is a dream coming true. It really is.’

Q. On a more serious note, I want to ask you what your thoughts are about the situation with the Screen Actors Guild and rejecting the latest offer. Do you think we are headed possibly for a strike?

KATE WINSLET: ‘I hope not. I really hope not. And it's not because of the actors here tonight, you know, it's not because of us. It's because of people like my dad, you know, who really relied on voice-overs, and the occasional commercial, and the corporate videos to pay the rent. You know, we can't go on strike because of those people. You know, they they need those small jobs. They need to be allowed to do those small jobs, and get that sometimes very small paycheck in order to raise their families, and I really, really, really hope that we don't go on strike, and I think it's the last thing that everybody needs right now.’

Thank you Kate. Thank you so much.

KATE WINSLET: Thank you.

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