Kate Winslet reveals her all-time favorite role and, no it's not Titanic

Kate Winslet's favorite role of all time was revealed in a recent interview, and shockingly, it wasn't as Rose in Titanic!

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In a new interview, Kate Winslet's favorite role was revealed, as the actor opened up about her famous roles and which of her iconic roles is closest to her heart.

Kate Winslet has been a successful actor for decades and has recently turned her talents to television shows with successful hits such The Mare of Easttown and her new upcoming show, I Am Ruth.

While the actor may be making a name for herself as a television star, she has starred in many iconic films and is a well-established Hollywood star. In an interview, the actor revealed which of her roles is her all-time favorite. 

But which of the many films she has starred in holds the title of Kate's favorite role? Perhaps it was her role in Revolutionary Road starring across from her frequent co-star Leonardo DiCaprio? Or the beloved festive romantic comedy with Jack Blacke and Jude Law, The Holiday? Or perhaps when she starred in the Jane Austen classic Sense and Sensibility?

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Kate revealed that while she has loved many of her movie roles, there is one romantic film role that particularly sticks out to her as a favorite. The actress revealed that her role as Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind opposite Jim Carrey is her favorite role. The 2004 movie is a romance and focuses on the relationship between two heartbroken people. The movie has science fiction - almost Black Mirror-esque- elements and was a huge success at the box office because of the fantastic acting and original plot.

Although it's a fantastic film, it is probably not the first movie people think of when they think of the fantastic Kate Winslet, which is why her love for her character could be such a surprise for fans. "I think a favourite for me is Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," Kate told the Intelligence Squared podcast in 2021.

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The actress added that she chose these smaller indie movies in favor of blockbusters based on gut instinct. "But you see, the period from Titanic till then - which is about six or seven years - that period of time, making those choices to do smaller films and take risks and be in things that sometimes barely even saw the light of day, I think all of that instinctive behavior on my part as an actor in making those smaller choices, I think all of it paid off," said Kate.

One of the character's most quoted lines is, 'Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a f**ked-up girl who's looking for my own peace of mind. Don't assign me yours.' Kate Winslet added in the interview that part of the appeal of the character Clementine, was the fact that she wasn't perfect.

"I was slightly carving out a place for myself that was someone you know, who could play characters. Who didn’t have to be the in-your-face leading lady who is looking immaculate all the time. You know, that’s not me. And I am more of a character-y actor. I feel much more comfortable when I don’t have to sort of look good on-screen. I always felt like that was a huge pressure. So I think Clementine is probably one of my favorites, yeah," said the actor.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Kate Winslet attends "The Dressmaker" premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

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If you can't wait for more Kate Winslet content and Mare of Easttown season 2 seems just too far away, the star is set to be back on our screens very soon, with a brand new TV show. 

Kate Winslet is set to star alongside her daughter in I Am Ruth. The show has already been heralded as 'a story for our times' that confronts the mental health crisis in young people.

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