Kate Winslet says it’s ‘great’ that daughter Mia Threapleton, 20, has ‘slipped under the radar’


‘People who cast her don’t know I’m her mum’: Kate Winslet says it’s ‘great’ that her actress daughter Mia Threapleton, 20, has ‘slipped under the radar’ in her career

Kate Winslet has spoken out about her daughter Mia’s acting career. 

The actress, 45, who shares Mia with her first husband Jim Threapleton, appeared on Lorraine on Monday, where she detailed Mia’s career and explained that due to the fact they have different surnames she has managed to flourish on her own merit. 

She said: ‘What’s great for her is she has a different surname so she slipped under the radar and the people who cast her didn’t know she was my daughter and that was important for her self-esteem of course.’

Opening up: Kate Winslet has spoken out about her daughter Mia’s acting career

Kate is currently blazing the promo trail for her new show Mare Of Easttown and during her appearance she not only spoke about herself but also Mia. 

She said: ‘Mia is 20 and acting. She’s away now in the Czech Republic about to start on a TV series over there. I think I knew it was coming, I always suspected…

‘And then a few years ago she turned around and said, I’d like to give it a go…

‘What’s great for her is she has a different surname so she slipped under the radar and the people who cast her didn’t know she was my daughter and that was important for her self-esteem of course’.

Starring role: The actress, 45, who shares Mia with her first husband Jim Threapleton, appeared on Lorraine on Monday, where she detailed Mia's career (Mia, pictured in 2020's Shadows)

Starring role: The actress, 45, who shares Mia with her first husband Jim Threapleton, appeared on Lorraine on Monday, where she detailed Mia’s career (Mia, pictured in 2020’s Shadows) 

Slipping: She said: 'What’s great for her is she has a different surname so she slipped under the radar and the people who cast her didn’t know she was my daughter and that was important for her self-esteem of course'

Slipping: She said: ‘What’s great for her is she has a different surname so she slipped under the radar and the people who cast her didn’t know she was my daughter and that was important for her self-esteem of course’

Kate was married to Mia’s father Jim from 1998 to 2001, before she married Sam Mendes, with whom she shares son Joe, seven, two years later and subsequently split in 2011.

She is now married to Edward Abel Smith, with whom she shares son Bear, seven. 

Mia made her acting debut last year in Ireland-set chiller Shadows, which was directed by Italian movie heavyweight Carlo Lavagna and largely shot in an abandoned hotel in the woods near Howth. 

Speaking about the part last year, the superstar offspring said: ‘Shadows was the first film I’d received an audition for, and the first script I had ever been given to read. I couldn’t believe my luck. I read it and didn’t put it down…

Debut: Kate is currently blazing the promo trail for her new show Mare Of Easttown and during her appearance she not only spoke about herself but also Mia

Debut: Kate is currently blazing the promo trail for her new show Mare Of Easttown and during her appearance she not only spoke about herself but also Mia

Her love: Kate was married to Mia's father Jim from 1998 to 2001 (pictured in 2000)

Her love: Kate was married to Mia’s father Jim from 1998 to 2001 (pictured in 2000)

‘Which is admitting a lot because I’m dyslexic and that means I have to read slowly and steadily to be able to absorb things fully sometimes.’

She also touched on being the daughter of a famous actress, saying: ‘I never actually spent much time around sets that my mum was working on…

‘It was always a special treat. It’s a very different experience when it is happening to you, and not just something I was getting to observe from time to time…

‘I really understand why my mum has always impressed on us how hard the work is. She is right! And I loved every second of it.’

Chatting away: She spoke to Lorraine on the show

Chatting away: She spoke to Lorraine on the show

Advertisement



Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button