Actress Kate Winslet was recently hospitalized after falling while filming for her upcoming movie, “Lee.” Winslet is currently in a hospital in Croatia, where she was filming, but is reportedly fine and has no series injuries. In a statement, the actress’s rep confirmed that she’s fine and will return to work later this week.
In “Lee,” Winslet plays the role of Lee Miller, the iconic female photographer who rose to prominence in World War II. During an interview with Deadline, Winslet explained that the film was not a biopic but just the story of an interesting part of Miller’s life.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2017, Winslet spoke about the joy acting brings her and said that it hasn’t diminished with all her years in the industry. During a previous interview, she also said that acting was always her only career option and that she’d never planned for a backup. Read on to find out more.
Kate Winslet Suffered No Major Injuries From Her Fall
Winslet’s rep recently released a statement per Entertainment Weekly, confirming that the actress had fallen while filming on the set of “Lee” but was fine and had suffered no major industries. The “Ammonite” actress is currently in a hospital in Croatia, where filming for the movie is ongoing.
Winslet was reportedly rushed according to medical procedures for the set. Her rep’s statement read, “Kate slipped and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure required by the production. She is fine and will be filming, as planned, this week.”
Kate Winslet Stars As The Titular Character In ‘Lee’
Winslet was officially confirmed to play the titular role of “Lee” in 2020, but there have been rumors about her involvement with the movie long before then. The “Divergent” actress started as a model before delving into photography and, eventually, acting. She’s excelled in every industry she’s worked in and has won numerous awards for her work.
The story of “Lee” is inspired by “The Lives of Lee Miller,” a biography of Miller written by Antony Penrose, Miller’s son. Ellen Kuras is the film’s director, and she and Winslet have worked together twice. The film also stars Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, and Andrea Riseborough.
She Said The Film Isn’t A Biopic
During a 2021 interview Deadline had with Winslet and Kuras, they spoke about the film, sharing how the project came to be and the idea they wanted to portray. Winslet immediately clarified that the film “is absolutely not a biopic.”
The “Titanic” actress said, “What we wanted to do was find the most interesting decade in her life. It was the period from 1938 to 1948 that took her right through the war. I’m surprised that a film has never been made about this incredible woman. She has been misunderstood and so often viewed through the lens of a man.”
Winslet continued, “What she did, as a female photographer on the front lines during World War II, [was educate] people on what actually happened during the war. Lee was the woman who was documenting war for women, through women’s eyes, for a women’s magazine… She had a powerful streak of injustice in her, which I also carry myself. She’s a woman who needs to be explored, celebrated, revered. There’s so much to her.”
She Loves Acting And Never Had A Backup Plan
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast, Miller revealed that she’s always loved acting and said that the joy she gets from being an actress hasn’t died over the year. She said, “I love it more than ever, and I will still love it when I’m 75.”
During a previous interview with the publication, Winslet also revealed that she always knew she’d be an actress. The “Revolutionary Road” star explained that she’d never thought of a backup plan for her career.
Winslet said, “I don’t have a massive business brain; I’m sensible, but I don’t have a business brain. And I’m not one for offices and wearing high heels to work every day — forget it. It was all about acting, always, it really was.”