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I told you that we would be hearing about fossils and lesbians for months, and here we go. Kate Winslet is currently promoting Ammonite, a film about fossils and an affair between Mary Anning and a protege, Charlotte Murchison, played by Saoirse Ronan. Ammonite premiered at the virtual Toronto Film Festival and Kate has already appeared on a recent cover of the Hollywood Reporter. Now here she is with a high-profile feature in Vanity Fair. Because, remember, she HATES Oscar campaigns. She’s never campaigned for an Oscar. Oscars don’t mean anything to her. Oscar campaigns are bullsh-t. Trust her, as she prepares to spend the next five months talking about fossils and lesbians and how she’s just an ageing mum with saggy skin and it was super-brave – nay, Oscar-worthy – for her to film nude scenes at her age with no makeup. Lord, that’s the entire Oscar campaign. You can read the full Vanity Fair piece here. Some highlights:
She’s glad to not be stuffed into couture & heels right now: “Actually I’m wearing an old bathrobe because, to be completely honest with you, none of my pants fit me at the moment…. I think the question of how Hollywood will change is probably not something that any of us could fully answer quite this far out. But it is clearly changing significantly. Just experiencing the little bit of press that I have been doing to support Ammonite…I love not getting into those f–king dresses and those f–king shoes. All the money. It’s always really pained me, the money that gets wasted on colossal, great big junkets: flying journalists, actors, glam squads all over the world. Why the hell is any of that important? If I cared what I looked like, I would have put makeup on right now. It’s always been so baffling to me—the hoopla and the wasted money that could be better put to making more independent films, number one, or building f–king classrooms. Jesus Christ, you know?
She doesn’t want to travel to promote Ammonite: “For me, there’s a lot that’s already changed. I’ve said to the people who help me with press, “If any of the bans are lifted anytime soon, and the requests come in for me to fly places, can you apologize and say I won’t be doing that because it’s a waste of air travel?” It’s appalling—putting ourselves into the sky left, right, and center. There’s only so much a person can stomach before your morals come into play. We’re still able to do all the things that need to get done without pumping biofuels into a beautiful, beautiful fading world.
She finds the awards season wasteful & stressful: “The dresses, the stress, the dress fittings…It’s so stressful, and I know that sounds like, “Oh, here goes …read more