Kate Winslet Was Instead Cast In The Second Leading Role Of Marianne Dashwood

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She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received her first notable critical praise. Since 2000, Winslet’s performances have continued to draw positive comments from film critics, and she has been nominated for various awards for her work in such films as Quills (2000), Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008) and Revolutionary Road (2008). She won the role over 175 other girls. She was instead cast in the second leading role of Marianne Dashwood. Richard Corliss of Time magazine said “Winslet is worthy of the camera’s scrupulous adoration. She sent Cameron daily notes from England, which led Cameron to invite her to Hollywood for auditions.

Kate Winslet Was Instead Cast In The Second Leading Role Of Marianne Dashwood

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She has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for television acting, winning once for her role as Mildred Pierce in the 2011 mini-series of the same name. Winslet has two children. in 1992, Winslet attended a casting call for Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures in London. Winslet auditioned for the part of Juliet Hulme, a teenager who assists in the murder of the mother of her best friend, Pauline Parker (played by Melanie Lynskey). She was instead cast in the second leading role of Marianne Dashwood. After she screen tested with DiCaprio, Winslet was so thoroughly impressed with him, that she whispered to Cameron, “He’s great.
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet Was Instead Cast In The Second Leading Role Of Marianne Dashwood

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Her parents were “jobbing actors”, which led Winslet to comment that she “didn’t have a privileged upbringing” and that their daily life was “very hand to mouth”. At the age of 12, Winslet appeared in a television advertisement directed by filmmaker Tim Pope for Sugar Puffs cereal. Winslet was awarded an Empire Award and a London Film Critics’ Circle Award for British Actress of the Year for her performance. She was instead cast in the second leading role of Marianne Dashwood. I don’t know why you’re even seeing anyone else!” Her persistence, as well as her talent, eventually convinced him to cast her in the role.
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Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
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Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet Was Instead Cast In The Second Leading Role Of Marianne Dashwood

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Winslet has been acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects ranging from period to contemporary films, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicised indie films. She lives in New York City. She was instead cast in the second leading role of Marianne Dashwood. The film garnered largely positive reviews and earned Winslet her second Empire Award.

Kate Winslet Was Instead Cast In The Second Leading Role Of Marianne Dashwood

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet


She has received multiple awards and nominations. Raised in Berkshire, Winslet studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991. Her older sister, Anna, and younger sister, Beth, are also actresses. Winslet auditioned for the part of Juliet Hulme, a teenager who assists in the murder of the mother of her best friend, Pauline Parker (played by Melanie Lynskey). The film included Winslet’s singing debut, and her a cappella version of “Sono Andati”, an aria from La Bohème, was featured on the film’s soundtrack. She was instead cast in the second leading role of Marianne Dashwood.