‘I play a middle-aged woman who’s a grandmother’: Kate Winslet, 45, says she had to fight to keep her ‘tummy bump and eye lines’ from being airbrushed from Mare of Easttown
Kate Winslet’s Mare of Easttown becomes one of the most iconic roles of her nearly 30-year career.
And while she played the troubled detective Mare Sheehan who earned her critical acclaim, the British actress has revealed that the network and the show’s director were trying to brush up on some of her physical flaws.
Speaking with Australia’s Financial Overview, the 45-year-old said she had to fight to make her character look like a middle-aged woman.
Authentic: Kate Winslet had to fight to keep her character in Mare of Easttown from being airbrushed to look younger and skinny
When Mare’s director Craig Zobel told Kate he was going to cut out “a tummy” in her Guy Pearce sex scene, she told him, “Don’t you dare!”
She then went on to share how she had to return the show’s poster twice after HBO tried to airbrush the lines out of her face.
“They said, ‘Kate, really, you can’t do that,’ and I said, ‘Guys, I know how many lines I have next to my eye, please put them all back.”
The Titanic star said it was important for her to stay true to Mare’s character and portray her as a “middle-aged woman and grandmother.”
Edit: When Mare’s director Craig Zobel told Kate that he was going to cut out “a tummy” in her Guy Pearce sex scene, she told him, “Don’t you dare!”
“She is a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and face that moves in a way that is synonymous with her age and her life and where she comes from. I think we’re a little starved of that,” she said.
Kate recently discussed beauty and aging, saying the “Hollywood look is a myth” in an interview with Vogue.
The actress explained how stars have spent hours perfecting a red carpet glow and that for her, the secret to getting older isn’t “so self-critical.”
‘I know how many lines I have on my eye’: Kate also shared how she had to return the show’s poster twice after HBO tried to airbrush the lines out of her face
Kate, the new spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris, said: “I want to say to any woman trying to recreate a Hollywood look, it’s a myth. It’s really a myth.’
Drawing on her own showbiz experience, she explained that women who walk the red carpet have had their glamorous looks applied by professionals after hours in the makeup chair, as well as several facials in the week leading up to an event.
And revealing what she thinks is most important, Kate added: “For me, the secret to getting older at any age is actually accepting who you are and accepting that we can’t fight change… It’s about beauty that comes from within. and not so. self-critical.’
She also joked that she can no longer “get away” with too many glasses of red wine, as it takes her skin “four days” to recover from the rough night.
Fantasy: Kate recently discussed beauty and aging, saying the ‘Hollywood look is a myth’ in an interview with Vogue