Winslet Auditioned For The Part Of Juliet Hulme A Teenager Who Assists

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She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received her first notable critical praise. Winslet began studying drama at the age of 11 at the Redroofs Theatre School, a co-educational independent school in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she was head girl. 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). in a way it was quite nice doing and not knowing a bloody thing.” The following year, Winslet auditioned for the small but pivotal role of Lucy Steele in the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, featuring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman. 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.