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Kate Winslet Says 'SNL' Was a 'Hotbed of Anxiety' After Ashlee Simpson's Infamous Lip-Sync Debacle

Kate Winslet Says 'SNL' Was a 'Hotbed of Anxiety' After Ashlee Simpson's Infamous Lip-Sync Debacle

Kate Winslet is reflecting on her experience at Saturday Night Live immediately after Ashlee Simpson’s lip-syncing incident in 2004.

The Oscar-winning Titanic actress spoke out during Hamptons International Film Festival’s A Conversation with… series.

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“When I did SNL I was on the week after Ashlee Simpson. I was the next show after. Let me tell you, that studio was just a hotbed of anxiety,” she revealed.

“There’s this thing of the opening monologue and they kept saying to me, ‘Kate we’re so sorry, we just don’t have it yet, give us a moment,’” she explained.

“It gets to Friday when we have the dress rehearsal, no opening monologue. I’m literally sh—ing myself. [I said,] ‘Guys please just make something up, let me make something up, just tell me what I’m doing.’ They go, ‘Can you tap dance?’” she said, revealing she rehearsed a tap-dancing and singing routine in three hours before attending the dress rehearsal.

“And then we’re recording the show live,” she went on to say, laughing.

Kate Winslet recently explained she now regrets working with these two directors.

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