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Kate Winslet: New Miniseries On HBO!

Kate Winslet: New Miniseries On HBO!

Kate Winslet will star in Mildred Pierce, a five-hour miniseries on HBO!

The 34-year-old actress will star as the title character, a single mother in middle-class Los Angeles during the Great Depression who is trying to earn her daughter’s love. Casting is currently under way for the other roles, according to THR.

Production is set to begin in April in New York, and Todd Haynes (I’m Not There) is directing.

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  • mslewis

    Wow, things must really be tough for Kate!! I know she can’t open a movie and just about every movie she has made has been a bomb but, really, I’m surprised she’s doing a TV mini series!! The woman is only in her 30′s and she is playing a mother in a mini series on cable!! Hollywood is a tough place, boys and girls!!

  • april

    i love her she is so beautiful

  • larissa

    Kate Winslet is really a talented actress, i would watch everything of her. To play in a mini series that have a good story is better than to do a bad Hollywood movie that nobody would watch!

  • rasha

    She is one of the best actresses in Hollywood-History. Kate always chooses the right characters, so that miniserie must have a good story! It’s nice to see her on TV, not have to go to the theatre. You can make a nice evening at home and enjoying her talent.Love Kate!

  • Jeff

    Can’t wait for this one. Huge project with amazing people attatched, so it should be very interesting.

    mslewis, HBO TV mini series are HUGE. Just look at Angels in America (Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson), John Adams. Big names and prety much all leading actors for these series received Golden Globes, Emmy’s and SAG awards.
    Kate’s movies have never really bombed, because she doesn’t do huge budget movies. They pretty much always earn their money back.

  • deyki

    Love Kate Winslet, that miniseries must be very good and she will show her talent once again – she is on of the best actresses in this Planet!

  • mona

    I’m very excited, i want watch it. I love Kate Winslet. Nice that she is doing something new.

  • real beauty

    You rock Kate. You can do nothing wrong, you can show your talent everywhere!

  • Ms Anonymous

    @mslewis:

    Are you that retarded? Revolutionary Road was fantastic.

  • http://rantsthoughtsmerde.com NativeNYker

    Should be a good watch! Winslet is a great actress.

    xo
    Rants, Thoughts & Merde
    http://rantsthoughtsmerde.com/2010/02/12/brooklyn-decke…man-appearance

  • Mike

    @mslewis. You live in a dream World. Wake up! 90% of big hollywood-movies is rubbish!

  • ¨Annie¨

    Her job is to show her talent and in big Hollywood movies is more animation than real acting talent!

  • lillyb

    KATE WINSLET IS THE BEST ACTRESS IN HOLLYWOOD. PERIOD.

    She picks only one or two roles…but the ones she picks are magic. Almost everything she is in, she has been nominated. She doesn’t star in big budget films (except Titanic), but the ones she stars in always make there money.

    Most great stars due mini-series on HBO.

    I flove her. again, BEST actress in hollywood.

  • she is beautyful

    Kate always do original things,
    her work will be watched in 1000 years
    and it will still be good
    becuse of her great talent!
    She is a Legende!

  • isabella

    Kate is to talented to disappear in big unreal hollywood movies. That miniserie-story sounds good and she can show her real talent!

  • marie

    Well she got her oscar, golden globes and now it’s time for the EMMY

  • sheila

    She and Meryl Streep are great actresses. Their movies are historic and can be watched in anytime. They will never disappear!

  • paula

    Do they have to remake everything? Mildred Pierce is a classic Joan Crawford film…I really don’t see the need for all these remakes of already fantastic films…

    With that said, I love Kate Winslet- she will play the part of Mildred Pierce well…

    I just wish Hollywood would get some original ideas and stop pulling films out of the vault and redoing them…some films are good in their original form and do not need modern Hollywood to revamp them…

    Hollywood continues to disappoint me with the lack of creative juices flowing…there must be an original script sitting somewhere!!

  • Celia

    Awesome! I can’t wait to see it! She will no doubt win all kinds of awards for that role.
    I think they should cast Emma Watson as the oldest daughter Veda (she has an uncanny resemblance to Kate Winslet) and Elle Fanning or an unknown as the younger daughter depending on their ages.

  • martin

    i have never seen that movie in original and i don’t like
    (black-white pictures)
    the older versions are often in a very bad qualility.
    That story seems to be very interesting and Kate Winslet is perfect for that part. She has the talent to play difficult characters!
    I think i will like the new version.
    I truly will watch it!

  • Anne

    I never watch old movies. That story sounds good, i like movies that make sense and have a touching story better than this new animation movies. Is a great idea to do a new version of that
    can’t wait to watch it

  • skifier

    @paula- why so jealous? because they haven’t ask you for any part?

  • Lora

    I don’t like that movie in original, their acting skills a that time was not very emotional. I think with Kate Winslet that movie will get more alive. I’m sure the new version will be 100% better than the older one.

  • paula

    @skifier:

    Your comment is ridiculous. How does my criticism of Hollywood lead to jealousy? I just find all the remakes unnecessary. Like I said, I am a huge Kate Winslet fan and I am sure she will be fantastic (as she is in everything).

  • mouche

    Kate Winslet is a wonderful actress, I think it´s great that she will do a HBO-series! What´s the problem, lots of big actors and actresses do TV nowadays! I suppose Kate is an intelligent woman, and chooses the projects she finds most interesting.

  • paula

    @mouche:

    agreed- Kate may be the best actress of her generation. She is wonderful in everything. I am sure she can bring a lot of depth to the character and the script.

  • http://seniordatematch.com seniordatematch

    I hope she includes the puppies in the show

  • prostitutes-rights in EU.com

    @seniordatematch – Dude that’s not a show, learn better to read first before you give your stupid comments. And the puppies are your job, you just do it for free!

  • too beautyful

    @seniordatematch – tell your family about prostitute rights in europe, they may joying you. Big mouths are very admired and they get + ooo for that!

  • lexy

    She’s such a great actress this is exciting news for her fans! Lots of successful movie stars have done HBO specials – did you not see all the stars in Angels in America? Any actor would be honored to do something with them – they’re known for their quality shows.

  • Ashlee

    I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CanadaGirl

    @Jeff: Agreed. TV isn’t a death sentence or even death knell for her career.
    .
    She’s an amazing actress. I’ve seen almost everything that she’s been in since Titanic. Her range and growth as an actress is remarkable.

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    ill definitely watch
    i like anything kate does and it actualyl sounds like an interesting plot
    all great depression plots interest me, ppl complain about the recession now imagine how it must have been in the 30s

  • remember da truth

    WOW — great role for a great actress.

    Can’t understand why some people are so ignorant as to say she makes bombs. She makes FANTASTIC movies, well-written, and veyr well-directed movies. Not everything has to ahve explosions and appeal to the lowest common denominator. In fact, just because something makes money, it can still be a FLOP — unsuccessful storyline unfortunately made.

    SO GLAD that the miniseries is coming back with big budgets! BBC does them all the time, and you can really tell a story well this way.

  • lexy

    She’s like Leo – she makes MOVIES with actual stories. She’s a true ACTRESS who values her craft. If her movies didn’t make any money they wouldn’t get made and we wouldn’t see her around. Her movies are meant for viewers who want to see a well told story, not a bunch of special effects with no storyline.

  • http://cutesinglesinthecity.com cutesinglesinthecity

    she needs to show her puppies, that is how she won titstanic and reaDDer