Kate Winslet has revealed that her daughter Mia Threapleton gave her acting tips while filming the TV family drama I Am Ruth.
The actress, 47, is starring in the Channel 4 show with her real-life daughter Mia, 22, and has been promoting it ahead of its release later this month.
Kate portrays concerned mother Ruth, who tries to help her teenage daughter Freya (Mia) overcome a mental health crisis after being preoccupied with the pressures of social media.
Step off the old block: Kate Winslet has revealed that her daughter Mia Threapleton gave her acting tips while filming TV family drama I Am Ruth
Kate said working with Mia was “extraordinary” and she was “overwhelmed” by her performance.
She explained that instead of tipping Mia, her daughter directed her while shooting.
Speaking to Laura Kuenssberg on Sunday, Kate said: ”It was extraordinary, and she would have days where she would say, ‘I can’t think of anything, I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what’. I’m going to do it.”
Filming: The actress, 47, starred alongside her real-life daughter Mia, 22, in the new Channel 4 family drama, which airs later this month
And I would say don’t worry, I can’t think of anything, I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what I’m going to do.
“It just meant we held hands a lot more. I was just so blown away by her. She didn’t need my help at all.
‘Sometimes I could show a technical trick that I picked up along the way. Little things no one teaches you, and she appreciated that, but when it came to acting, I got it, I’m good.”
Heavy: Kate portrays worried mother Ruth, who tries to help her teenage daughter Freya (Mia) overcome a mental health crisis after she is preoccupied with the pressures of social media
She continued, “Sometimes she would say things to me like when you come in and do that bit you can… and I’d be okay!
“It was brilliant and we had the added bonus of knowing how to push each other’s buttons, which I can tell you we can do quite well and certainly borrowed significantly on that resource when we were filming.”
It comes after Kate appeared on Lorraine on Thursday where she said Mia didn’t need her advice and even told her to shut up.
Proud: Kate said working with Mia was “extraordinary” and she was “blown away” by her performance
The proud mom gushed that her daughter has a “power” she never had as a young actress when she spoke of the experience of working with Mia.
She explained: “Performance-wise, she didn’t need me at all. There are even times when she looked at me and said, “Shut up, Mom, let me do it!”
“It was really great working with her and being really blown away by her bravery…she is very, very powerful.
“I think this young generation of actors, I have to say, there’s a naturalism to their acting and they’re just braver,” she added.
“They have a voice, they stand up for themselves, and they have a strength I don’t think I’ve ever really had.”
‘I’m very proud of it [Mia]very proud of her indeed.’
The Mare of Easttown star also admitted that there was “some overlap” between her real-life role as Mia’s mother and her role as her on-screen parent in the drama.
Impressive: It comes after Kate appeared on Lorraine on Thursday, where she said Mia didn’t need her advice and would even tell her to ‘shut up’
Of course there will be some overlap. We just wanted to make something that would hopefully appeal to people,” she said.
She went on to talk about her own experiences with parenting, admitting that it can be “really difficult” to step back and let kids make their own choices.
“It’s very, very hard to just trust that these days they know how to take care of themselves and how to take care of them… just what to say,” she said.
“Sometimes you just have to leave them to their own devices and distance yourself, and that’s very hard as a parent.”
I Am Ruth is an episode of the Bafta-nominated female-led drama anthology series I Am created by filmmaker Dominic Savage.
The fictional storyline for the two-hour programme, which looks at the mental health crisis affecting young people in the UK, was developed and co-authored by Winslet and Savage