Award season darling Kate Winslet has blossomed into one of cinema's greatest heroines on film. Here's what the Oscar contender has been up to this week
1. She's rooting for Leonardo DiCaprio to win an Oscar.
The duo everyone's been shipping since their appearance in Titanic almost 20 years ago (yup, you're that old) will reunite at the Oscars again this February. They were last seen embracing each other at the Golden Globes — and for the big Academy Awards, Winslet really wants her former co-star to win.
"I think you can sort of feel it, and I think that everyone wants it for him," she was quoted. It'll be a tough one — also in the running for the little gold man is Michael Fassbender, her co-star in Steve Jobs.
2. She's enjoying her own winning streak.
Theactress is up for her seventh Oscar nomination since she first came onto the scene in the mid-nineties. She last picked up the Best Actress Oscar in 2009 for her role as the German war criminal in The Reader. If the cards are drawn right, she'll pick up another one for her work in Steve Jobs as the title character's marketing executive Joanna Hoffman — a role that has already won her the Golden Globes this year for Best Supporting Actress.
3. She might be cast in a thriller opposite Idris Elba.
The ruggedly handsome hunk and the chameleon-like talent in a spy thriller? Yes please. Idris Elba and Winslet are reportedly in talks with director Neil Burger (who directed the actress in Divergent) for All The Old Knives, a story that follows two CIA operatives and former lovers as they reunite. Forced to look back at a past mission where a fellow agent was lost, Winslet's would-be character has since left the agency, married another and parted ways with her former life — not until Elba's potential character returns. Cue sexual tension amid car chases and helicopter crashes.
4. Her new film, The Dressmaker, will be shown in local theatres next week.
The actress has had her fair share of drool-worthy co-stars in the past, and this upcoming flick is no exception. She'll be lip-locking Aussie hunk Liam Hemsworth in a big screen near you from 28 January in a story about a dressmaker who returns to her small town home in Australia after years abroad. We love Winslet in a period drama (Sense and Sensibility, Finding Neverland) and The Dressmaker's one to look forward to.
5. She'll take on a bad-ass role in Triple 9 out in March, playing a Russian-Israeli mafia boss.
In an ensemble cast starring the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Aaron Paul, the actress puts on a bad girl act as a mafia boss. Set to terrorise a group of corrupt cops by blackmailing them to perform an extremely challenging heist, Winslet disappears into her role in the early stills and trailer for the movie. In one frame, she's seen dressed in a velvet robe and lacy lingerie, smoking a cigarette with a stare that can either set you up for seduction or destruction. Bow down.