Alison Hammond has praised Kate Winslet for refusing to be airbrushed in her latest role in Mare Of Easttown.
The 46-year-old presenter spoke about the great portrayal of Mare Sheehan, the Oscar-winning actress, in the HBO series on Wednesday’s edition of This Morning.
Alison discussed how Kate, 45, fought to keep a sex scene that showed a “bulging bit of belly” and shouted a poster for being too “retouched”, saying it proves the star “has no ego at all”.
‘She has no ego’: Alison Hammond has praised Kate Winslet for refusing to be airbrushed in her latest role in Mare Of Easttown as she spoke about the show on Wednesday This Morning
Alison discussed the TV series with her co-host Dermot O’Leary and Matthew Wright and Julia Hartley-Brewer and threw herself into the actress.
Alison said, “It just goes to show that she has no ego at all. I’m not sure I would. I would be like “put everything in, edit me all out, make me smaller!”. Do you want Julia?’
Julia agreed and said, “Absolutely not! All credit to her! Women my age, your age and young girls. I have a 14 year old teenager. I want her to see normal bodies.
“Everyone thinks that everyone but her has the perfect body when they undress and when they go to the beach, and I think we have the same experience.”
Honest: The 45-year-old actress fought to keep a sex scene that showed a ‘bulgy belly’ and called out a poster for being too ‘retouched’ while appearing as Detective Mare Sheehan
Unfiltered: Kate wanted to portray a middle-aged woman realistically, saying her character is “a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and face that moves in a way that is synonymous with her age”
She went on to say that men don’t always seem to feel the same pressure, adding that while women are concerned, once they’re on the beach and others see that “we’re all the same,” she really does.
Alison agreed to tell her, “Like you say on the beach, we’re all the same… I see size 8 and think ‘she has the same love handles as me, but just a different shape.'”
Matthew also praised Kate’s raw appearance on the show and said his wife was delighted to see the actress’ natural body.
When asked if it was good to see, he said: ‘Damn good’ [it’s good to see]. My wife had a baby in her mid 40’s, it’s taking its toll on her body. .
Each for herself: Alison (pictured with Dermot O’Leary) admitted she’s not “sure” she’d be as confident as Kate, joking: “I’d say, “put it all in, edit me all out, make me smaller!”
No retouching: In an interview with the New York Times, Kate admitted that her ‘unglamorous’ appearance on the show may be surprising to some viewers
“Usually it can feel a little awkward with the sex scenes, give that to my Catholic upbringing, but Mrs. Wright was very impressed [watching Mare Of Easttown]!’
Kate was widely acclaimed after she revealed she fought to maintain an unflattering sex scene with her Mare of Easttown co-star Guy Pearce, who showed a “bulging tummy.”
To realistically portray a middle-aged woman in her new HBO series, the 45-year-old Oscar winner said her character is “a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and a face that moves in a way that is synonymous.” with her age.’
“I think we’re a bit starved of that,” she said of the scarcity of unfiltered and realistic female bodies on film and television during an interview with the New York Times.
While acknowledging her “unglamorous” appearance on the show may come as a surprise to some viewers, she said she turned down director Craig Zobel’s offer to remove “a bulging bit of belly.”
“Don’t you dare,” she recalled telling him after he assured her the angle wouldn’t be broadcast.
Plus, she raised eyebrows for returning the series’ promo poster twice “because it was too retouched” and she knows how many “lines” she really has on the sides of her eyes.
Winslet, who turns 46 in four months, also noted that her “days are kind of numbered to be naked.”
Taking a Stand: The star also sent the series’ promo poster back twice “because it was too retouched” and she knows how many “lines” she actually has on the sides of her eyes
‘I just don’t feel so comfortable with it anymore. It’s not even really an age thing, actually. There comes a point where people are going to say, ‘Oh, there she goes again,’ she explained to the outlet.
Previously, the actress said she became “very fit” for the role because she has to “run a lot” on the show.
“It’s nice to feel that Mare was strong once in her youth, but I didn’t want to make her an impossible, superhuman forty,” she said. Emmy Magazine last month.
She added: “Usually women are not like that. We do what we can in the midst of juggling everything else.’
No longer comfortable: Winslet, who turns 46 in four months, also noted that her ‘days are kind of numbered to be naked’
As for the possibility of her returning to play Detective Mare Sheehan again, the star told TV Line that she would love the opportunity.
‘I miss her. I really. It’s the strangest. I feel like I’m in mourning,” Winslet said. “It was an absolutely amazing role.”
HBO still calls Mare of Easttown a limited series, and they plan to have it compete in the Limited Series category at this year’s Emmy Awards.
The show follows Mare Sheehan, a local Easttown detective who investigates the murder of a young girl, starring Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart and Angourie Rice.
Pursuit of Authenticity: Kate stars in Mare Of Easttown alongside Guy Pearce and Julianne Nicholson (seen in 2017)