Panicky Kate Winslet

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 October 2015
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet has admitted that the first thing she does when she gets a new movie role is panic

Kate Winslet always panics after she gets offered a movie role.

Although the British actress lobbied hard to get a part in the new Steve Jobs biopic, she admitted that after getting the role of Joanna Hoffman, confidante and marketing chief of Jobs, she was nervous.

Kate revealed: "The first thing I do is panic."

And Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay, admitted he initially thought Kate was joking when she said she wanted the role because it is a supporting part.

He explained to the Wall Street Journal: "When she said she wanted to play Hoffman, my first thought was, 'Why is Kate Winslet playing a really mean joke on me?'"

However, the writer admitted she is perfect for the role because Joanna is a strong character who frequently stood up to Steve Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender).

He said: "It was crucial that this character be able to stand toe-to-toe with Jobs, that she not be pushed off the screen. And since you couldn't push Kate Winslet off the screen with a bulldozer, it was a real sight to see."

Steve Jobs

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Written by: Aaron Sorkin, Walter Isaacson
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
  • UK release: 13 November 2015

Unflattering but impressively multifaceted portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Fassbender), centring on three key product launches: the Macintosh, the NeXT and the iMac. Boyle and Sorkin whip up genuine suspense, and the cast (Winslet, Daniels, Rogen) perform with furious conviction, with Fassbender unearthing the…

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