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Kate moved by a mother’s tale

entertainment Updated: Jan 26, 2010 19:51 IST

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Kate WinsletWho says Hollywood stars do nothing for free? Academy award-winning actress Kate Winslet waived her fee to narrate a forthcoming docu-drama called The Sunshine Boy after being reduced to tears by the film, reported Daily Express online.

Director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson had sent footage of the movie, about the struggle of an Icelandic mother to raise her autistic son, to the 34-year-old actress. The Titanic star watched the film with her nine-year-old daughter Mia and by the end, she was in tears.

“Then Mia said to her, ‘Mummy we are so lucky we can talk to each other’.

It broke Kate’s heart and she immediately called the director and told him that she would do the job for free,” said a source close to the actress. The actress’ good deed appears to have paid off. The film is tipped for success at the Toronto Film Festival later this year.