Kate Winslet talks about her new movie, ‘Ammonite’

The Grammy, Oscar and Emmy-winning actress plays a famous paleontologist from the 1800s who ends up falling in love with a woman played by Saoirse Ronan.
4:59 | 12/02/20

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Transcript for Kate Winslet talks about her new movie, ‘Ammonite’
Hope you're doing well. We're delighted to bring back one of our most decorated actresses who won an Oscar, Emmy and grammy. Se welcome Kate winslet. How are you doing today? Good morning, my goodness. How strange to not be able to hug you all and shake your hand and be there in person. Thank you for having me. If this is the way we get to see you we're happy for that thank you for joining us. We C wait to talk to you about "Ammonite" getting a tongue of award buzz. Could you take me back. Could you imagine when you were filming account contagion" in 2010 it would be one of the most popular movies in 2020? No, you know, the funny thing is, I've only actually seen I think about half of that movie because it freaked me out so much even when we made it that I couldn't bring myself to watch. See, there you go. There I am. Epidemiologist. I was on it. I tell you, when covid hit I was wearing a mask in the streets before everybody else and people were looking at me like I was crazy but that was because of "Contagion." One of our other C films "The holiday" got named one of the best 13 holiday movies to stream. How do you think iris and miles would be celebrating quarantine? Look at me and little jack. Looks so young. My god. It's such a long time ago. Iris and miles, yeah, I like to think of them hanging out in my house actually. We had a good time together, jack and I and I'd happily quarantine a little with jack Black. He's heaps of fun, good family guy, yeah, and iris and miles together cozying up with a glass of wine. Brings back good memories. "Ammonite," let me tell you, I haven't been able to see the entire film. Just saw the extended trailer. Wow. Can understand why as Michael said the oscars and others getting all this buzz, you play a famous paleontologist from the 1800s who falls in love with a woman played by saoirse Ronan. You've called this role one of the most joyful experiences of your career. Tell us why you said that. Well, it's a story about -- it's a film about how who we choose to love can end up defining who we are and Mary Anning was an unsung hero of the fossiling world and through the connection she makes Charlotte Murchison played by saoirse Ronan they have this deep and subtle love affair and for me removing heterosexual stereotypes was something very new to experience and, you know, so often in a film where there are heterosexual demographics at play it's often the woman flirting and or being wooed and the man leading. When you remove those stereotypes and ideas everything became so equal. It was really just very joyful and gentle and wonderful and to experience sharing that connection with saoirse and the love these two women have for one another was a special experience. It was beautiful to see and very much appreciated, Kate. Cannot wait to see it. Let's show everybody a clip. That one was special. I was only 11 years old. Days it took to dig it out, clean it. I'd like to see it. It's in the British museum. With a fancy made up name. And, Kate, you're sharing the scene with Gemma Jones who played your mother in "Sense and sensibility" playing your mother again in "Ammonite." At this point will you be getting her a mother's day gift every year? I think I ought to. I lost my own mother in 2017. So actually I could do with a replacement quite honestly, we never stop needing our moms. Wonderful to work with her again and plays Molly in "Ammonite." Quite a difficult troubled woman who experienced a lot of grief had her life and they have interest fractious isolated relationship in many ways and wonderful to work with her Quite a cast and quite a always good. We'll save the hugs for next time when you're here. Save the hugs for next time. Virtual right now. Always a delight. Always a delight to see you. We'll continue to wish you the absolute best. Kate. Thank you. You're welcome. "Ammonite" in theaters now and on demand Friday and catch her in "Black beauty" this Friday as well.

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