Unlike Jennifer Lawrence’s overjoyed reaction to the news that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have rekindled their relationship twenty years after their breakup, Kate Winslet made it clear she couldn’t be less interested in the reunion.
In an interview with the New York Times on Monday, the actress discussed her latest role in Mare of Easttown, embracing middle-age, and her wide-ranging career. Towards the end of the piece, Winslet is given a handful of rapid-fire statements which she must confirm or deny, including the allegation, “You can’t stop reading about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.” The dumbfounded Oscar winner replied, “What? No! I’ve never read about Jennifer in my life. What are these questions?” That also wasn’t the only question to stump Winslet during her chat with Maureen Dowd. That statement about Bennifer 2.0 was followed by the allegation that “Hideous Kinky was neither hideous nor kinky,” a reference to the 1998 film Winslet starred in based on the autobiographical novel by Esther Freud, the great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud. “I don’t even know how to answer these questions,” Winslet replied.
But when asked to confirm that she “pocketed a few things” from the set of Titanic, the actress confirmed that she did steal one very special memento. “People stole the White Star Line cups and saucers,” she said. “I was good. I did take a pair of Rose’s earrings, but somewhere I lost one.” And that’s not the only important object Winslet has managed to misplace over the years. She revealed, “I don’t actually know where the Oscar is at the moment. I think it’s possibly in my son’s bedroom. But it was on the back of the toilet for a long time, yes.”
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