She may be the epitome of the modern British woman in her real life, but actress Kate Winslet is so used to starring in period dramas in her reel-life, that she actually struggled to play a contemporary Englishwoman in her new movie.
The Oscar nominated actress has played the Edwardian socialite in Titanic, a 1970s hippy in Hideous Kinky and novelist Iris Murdoch in 1950s biopic Iris. However, all the contemporary roles that have fallen in her lap have required Winslet to be an American.
That’s the reason why, Winslet revealed, that she was thrown off-gear when it came to playing the modern Brit woman in her latest flick The Holiday.
"It was the first time I've played a contemporary English woman. I was like, 'What do you mean I can't have a wig and an accent?' It was weird," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
Winslet’s latest see her playing English journalist Iris who swaps houses with Cameron Diaz’s Californian character Amanda.
Starring opposite the Winslet and Diaz in the movie are actors Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday hits theatres around the world on December 8.