News | Entertainment
6 Mar 2021 20:35
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Kate Winslet’s son wants to be an actress

    The ‘Ammonite’ star has revealed her youngest son, seven-year-old Bear Blaze, has made the “very serious” decision to pursue an acting career, but made Kate “laugh” with his choice of words, as he wants to be an actress, rather than an actor


    She said during an appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’: "The other day my son was very funny. He turned to me and said, 'Mom, I've got a confession to make’. He was very serious.

    “He said, 'I'm just gonna come out with it. I'm just gonna say it,' and I'm like, 'Oh my god the drama.' He looks at me and says, 'I want to be an actress’.

    “[I started laughing and he said] ‘It's not funny, I want to be an actress. Sign me up.’

    “What do you do with that, honestly? It's hilarious, it made me laugh.”

    Kate – who has Bear with Edward Abel Smith, and also has daughter Mia, 20, with her ex-husband Jim Threapleton and son Joe, 17, from her marriage to Sam Mendes – will no doubt be warning her youngest son against the pitfalls of fame if he does pursue an acting career, as she recently said she felt “bullied” after her role in ‘Titanic’.

    She explained: “I went into self-protective mode right away [after ‘Titanic’ came out. It was like night and day from one day to the next. I was subject to a lot of personal physical scrutiny, I was criticized a lot and the British press were quite unkind to me.

    “I felt bullied, if I’m honest. I remember thinking, ‘This is horrible and I hope it passes’ – it did definitely pass but it made me realize that, if that’s what being famous was, I was not ready to be famous, definitely not.”

    And Kate, 45, was so put off by the negative sides of fame, that after the release of ‘Titanic’, she chose to shun blockbuster productions in favour of small independent films.

    She added: “I was still learning how to act, I felt I wasn’t ready to do lots of big Hollywood jobs. I didn’t want to make mistakes and blow it, I wanted to be in it for the long game. I strategically tried to find small things so I could understand the craft a bit better and maintain some degree of privacy and dignity.”

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     06 Mar: Whitney Cummings has had a tribute to Jennifer Aniston tattooed on her foot
     06 Mar: Paul Bettany had to be careful about what he ate while shooting 'WandaVision' because of his tight-fitting costume
     06 Mar: Tim McGraw finds it "sad" watching his daughters grow up
     06 Mar: Mariah Carey is being sued by her brother
     06 Mar: Joe Exotic has promised not to "hold back anything" in his memoir
     06 Mar: A judge has ruled in favour of Sofia Vergara in the actress' long-running dispute with her former partner over frozen embryos
     06 Mar: Katharine McPhee was reluctant to date David Foster because of their 35-year age gap
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Life on the farm with her family is Rebecca Mahoney's main priority More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A big brand change for Christchurch events company Vbase - is going to come with an equally big price tag More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Whitney Cummings has had a tribute to Jennifer Aniston tattooed on her foot 20:31

    Entertainment:
    Paul Bettany had to be careful about what he ate while shooting 'WandaVision' because of his tight-fitting costume 20:01

    Entertainment:
    Tim McGraw finds it "sad" watching his daughters grow up 19:31

    Christchurch:
    A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a car on Governors Bay Teddington Road in Christchurch 19:27

    Entertainment:
    Mariah Carey is being sued by her brother 19:01

    Law and Order:
    As Auckland moves down Alert Levels this weekend, some people are being reminded they will need to remain in isolation 18:57

    Environment:
    Residents on the North Island's east coast should expect aftershocks to continue following yesterdays 7.2 earthquake 18:37

    Living & Travel:
    Life on the farm with her family is Rebecca Mahoney's main priority 18:37

    Entertainment:
    Joe Exotic has promised not to "hold back anything" in his memoir 18:31

    Golf:
    Jason Day found a birdie he'd rather not have, during a cruel round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour at Bay Hill 18:07


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd