Winslet says her kids have minimal interest in watching her new films, but they love the classic romance of Michael Gondry and Charlie Kaufman.
Becoming a movie star is no small feat, but it’s still a much easier task than getting your kids to think you’re cool. Kate Winslet seems to understand that, as she often talks about the fact that her three children have very little interest in watching her new films.
But the actress will take the wins wherever she can get them. In a new interview with People, Winslet said she was pleasantly surprised at how much her two children enjoy one of her older films, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
“Mia and Joe love ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.’ love [it], and I love the soundtrack,” Winslet said. “So regularly I hear from someone’s bedroom how beaming Beck is. I’ll say, ‘This is ‘Eternal Sunshine’. So that’s kind of amazing.”
Winslet went on to explain that her children’s enthusiasm for the genre-bending romance has given her a new appreciation for it, as it frequently reminds them of scenes she had forgotten.
“And this generation has certain lines of dialogue that they hold onto,” she said. “My children and their friends will answer me. They’re going to say, ‘Do you know who said that?’ And I’m going to say, ‘No. Who said that?’ And they’ll be like, “You did, mom, as Clementine in Eternal Sunshine!” I’m like, ‘Oh my god, that amazing line.’ So they kind of cling to those things, which is really fun and certainly unexpected.”
While Winslet said her kids aren’t particularly keen on watching many of her other films, hopefully they can appreciate the physical feats she put on in Avatar: The Way of Water. The actress recently revealed that she learned to hold her breath for seven minutes for the film, to the point where she thought she’d died after a particularly long attempt.
“I have the video of me showing up and saying, ‘Am I dead, have I died?’ And then: ‘What was [my time]?'” She said. “I wanted to know my time right away. And I couldn’t believe it … The next thing I say is, ‘We have to radio.’ I wanted Jim to know right away.”
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