Kate Winslet snubs village
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 February 2009
Kate Winslet refuses to mix with local residents in her Gloucestershire village
Kate Winslet refuses to mix with local residents in her Gloucestershire village.
The 'Reader' actress and director husband Sam Mendes have a lavish £2.75 million mansion in a small community in South West England but her neighbours moan they never see the Oscar winner at local events.
One local resident said: "She's probably a very nice person but she's not a villager. You wouldn't expect to see her at the village fete."
Speaking about Kate's recent Best Actress honour at the Academy Awards, another local resident, Karin Major, said: "I'm pleased for her but I doubt if the village will have a party."
Kate - who has two kids, Mia, eight and Joe, five - has previously insisted she is part of a "normal" family.
She said: "We do normal things that any other family would.
"It's important to us that the children are just regular kids, so we go to the park, kick a ball around, go to a museum, watch a movie together or just hang out at home playing Monopoly."