We all know Kate Winslet is feisty, but now we know she can swear like a docker too, when she wants to.
The Winslet turned the air blue during the press conference for current movie ‘Steve Jobs’ yesterday, as the film’s premiere marked the end of the London Film Festival.
And oddly, it was the amount of talking in the movie which ushered in a barrage of swears.
“When I first read it I looked at page one and page two and thought, ‘God these people talk for a long time,” she said.
“Oh God they’re still talking… page 55 and they’re still talking. How the f**k are we going to get through this one?
“Much is being made about the length of the script and how much there was to learn but you’re an actor, you learn your f**king lines and that’s the first thing you do, you just get on with it.
“The pressure really is in not forgetting the words, that really is it because you f**k everybody up if you drop a word. The whole thing melts into utter dogs**t, it really does.”
Why not say what you really think, Kate?
Winslet plays Joanna Hoffman in the Danny Boyle-directed movie, one of the original Mac team and a confidant of Steve Jobs.
Much has been made of the movie’s accuracy in recent weeks, with many close to the Apple co-founder and creative driving force speaking of their disappointment in his depiction.
It’s also claimed that Jobs’ ex-wife tried to get the project 'killed’.
While clearly a source of inspiration, Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender, is shown as a flawed and often irascible figure.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, however, has said that his 'conscience is clear’ about his take on the Steve Jobs story.
“Steve Jobs did not, as far as I know, have confrontations with the same six people 40 minutes before every product launch,” he said, during the press conference.
“That is plainly a writer’s conceit. But I do think that the movie gets at some larger truths, some more important truths than what really went on during the 40 minutes before product launches, which I don’t think was the stuff of drama.
“What you see is a dramatisation of several personal conflicts that he had in his life, and they illustrate something, they give you a picture of something. Are they fair? I do believe they’re fair. My conscience is clear.”
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