Kate Winslet discusses the impact lockdown has had on her career and family

She's been working from home like us

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Kate Winslet attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
(Image credit: John Phillips/Getty Images)

The world has come to a standstill during lockdown - and like most of us, Kate Winslet's normal routine has been affected too.

The Titanic star, who was speaking about her new film, Ammonite, during a BBC interview confessed that her job has changed dramatically since the pandemic, but she's happy that she hasn't had to 'get on any flights' in the last year.

However, Kate also revealed that constant Zoom interviews and working from home, instead of going away to work, has confused her seven-year-old son Bear.

Talking about their normal set up Kate admitted that even pre-pandemic she and her husband Ned didn't have childcare: “My husband and I, we’re sort of this team and we don’t have staff, as Ned looks after them."

However, as she's normally flying off to film or attend premieres around the world the mum-of-three said that her new, WFH set up, has confused her youngest.

She said: "For my little one, Bear, it's so abstract, Mummy's running around and doing interviews like this - he doesn't quite know what it all is. Whereas if I've gone away somewhere to work, he just knows that I'm working."

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Despite her son's confusion, she says that the benefits are not having to constantly fly around the world - which in turn means she is reducing her carbon footprint.

Kate Winslet stars with actress Saoirse Ronan in Ammonite, where she plays 19th century fossil hunter Mary Anning. 

The film tells the story of the two characters' intense love affair and is loosely based on the paleontologist's life. Anning's was the first person in the UK, in the 1800s, to discover dinosaur bones in Dorset.  The location where she found the bones is now known as the Jurrasic coast, after her discovery.

Sarah Finley

Sarah is a freelance journalist - writing about the royals and celebrities for Woman & Home, fitness and beauty for the Evening Standard and how the world of work has changed due to the pandemic for the BBC. 


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