Kate Winslet 'nervous' starring in Wonder Wheel
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 December 2017
Kate Winslet was "nervous" when she agreed to star in 'Wonder Wheel' as she was concerned her portrayal of Ginny would go "wrong"
Kate Winslet was "nervous" when she agreed to star in 'Wonder Wheel'.
The 42-year-old actress stars as Ginny in the recently released Woody Allen movie, and has said that whilst she was "incredibly excited" to work with the filmmaker, she found her character - who is an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress, and is married to a man she hates - difficult to play, and was worried her performance would go "wrong".
She said: "I just didn't think I knew how to play the part, I just didn't think I had the stuff to be able to do it. Everything Ginny feels is gigantic ... She's an awful mother, and I don't like playing people who are bad mothers ... There were many, many reasons why I was nervous to play it, because I felt like I could have got it wrong so easily."
Kate admitted she was considering voicing her concerns to Allen and giving up the role she was offered, but her 17-year-old daughter Mia - whom she has with former husband Jim Threapleton - convinced her to go for it.
The blonde beauty - who also has 14-year-old son Joe with ex-husband Sam Mendes, and four-year-old son Bear with current spouse Ned Rocknroll - ended up in awe of the filming process, and has praised Woody Allen for his "unbelievable" female characters.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast, she said: "He writes these very, very layered female characters that are unbelievable. I mean, just unbelievably full and rich and vulnerable and strong. It was like driving very, very fast in a really difficult-to-maneuver car with a seatbelt that kept coming unclipped."