The ‘Titanic’ star was taken to a nearby hospital after falling on the set of her upcoming movie in Croatia, injuring her leg
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA: Kate Winslet, who is currently filming in Croatia for her upcoming movie titled ‘Lee,’ was taken to a nearby hospital after falling and injuring herself on set as a safety precaution when one of production safety precautions. Winslet, 46, will continue with her filming schedule as she has now recovered and is reportedly in better shape.
The ‘Ammonite’ star recently wrapped up filming on James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequel, in which she went to great lengths, including holding her breath underwater for seven minutes. Winslet tried to describe how it felt, saying it felt “just wonderful,” but she admitted she thought she died before coming back. “God, it’s just wonderful. Your mind is completely drifting,” she told Observer magazine. “You can’t think of anything, you can’t make lists in your head, you just look at the bubbles beneath you.”
Winslet added: “My first words [when I resurfaced] were: “Am I dead?” Yes, I thought I died.” She claimed her husband Edward Abel Smith, aka Ned Rocknroll, trained with her underwater, even after things didn’t go exactly as planned.
“You have to have someone there – Ned trained with me and he got pretty good at breath holding too but he’s… blacked out,” revealed the ‘Titanic’ star. The record for the longest breath hold for a film was held by Tom Cruise until Winslet broke it by staying underwater for more than a minute.
In a 2017 interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, the seven-time Oscar nominee claimed that the joy she gets from acting hasn’t changed over time. “I love it more than ever, and I’ll still love it when I’m 75,” Winslet said.
The ‘Revolutionary Road’ star is now filming in the Croatian village of Kupari for the Ellen Kuras-directed biopic ‘Lee’. Winslet will play Elizabeth “Lee” Miller, a photographer, in the biopic that chronicles her life, which will also show her time spent covering World War II for Vogue. Jude Law, Josh O’Connor, Marion Cotillard and Andy Samberg are just a few of the A-list actors who will star with her in the film.
Winslet’s last television appearance was on the HBO series Mare of Easttown, for which she received an Emmy Award in 2021. Her upcoming movie, Avatar: The Way of Water, in which she plays the role of Ronal, is slated for release on December 16, 2022. Apart from that, the Oscar-winning actress has kept herself busy starring in several other recent films such as Ammonite, Starring “Blackbird” and “The Mountain Between Us”.