Kate Winslet went to great lengths to land the role of Joanna Hoffman in the October biopic Steve Jobs.
The actress, who sits down with CBS Sunday Morning’s Jim Axelrod for a revealing interview ahead of a hectic award season, reveals she wanted the role so badly that she snapped a selfie for it. “Joanna didn’t really wear any makeup and put on this short, dark-haired wig and a pair of glasses. And I took one photo, and I just sent it by email to Scott Rudin,” she confessed.
Stepping into the Hoffman’s shoes has already earned her an 11th Golden Globe nomination and the part may see her nab an Oscar nomination too!
Since bursting onto the scene in Titanic, the decorated actress has played a large variety of roles — a range that is fueled, she says, by memories of being bullied as a child. “I was teased for how I looked…In part, yeah, because I was quite stocky as a child. And was very much teased for that,” she explained.
Now, in an attempt to help young girls who might be facing the same torment, the star has become a strong advocate for self-acceptance. “You know, we walk down red carpets. You know, it’s part of the job. But I think I feel very strongly that it’s important to also say to young girls that we don’t look like that all the time.”
The actress also opened up about life on the English countryside with husband Ned Rocknroll. “You have to have a home and somewhere to, you know, run and hide. Also, we’re very fortunate. It’s a lovely community where we live. And so yeah, we’re just part of the community.”
She added, “I even do the school run in my dressing gown, bathrobe…And pajamas. Yup, absolutely.”
Tune-in to CBS Sunday Morning this weekend for the complete interview.