Kate Winslet confuses ‘husbands’, won’t work with Russell Crowe

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Kate Winslet’s got a lock on the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Reader, but her film Revolutionary Road was snubbed. Still, Kate is a complete professional, and she and her on-screen husband Leonardo DiCaprio have been promoting the hell out of the film, directed by her real-life husband Sam Mendes. The two actors have been spending so much time with each other that Kate’s gotten confused as to who she is actually married to.

British actress Kate Winslet says she spends so much time talking about Leonardo DiCaprio she’s starting to confuse him with her real husband, Sam Mendes.

Winslet is in the U.K. promoting the movie “Revolutionary Road,” which Mendes directed. The film reunites her with her “Titanic” co-star and longtime friend DiCaprio.

The duo’s reunion more than a decade after the melodramatic blockbuster was hotly anticipated, and both have been peppered with questions over whether their on-screen chemistry is still as strong.

Winslet told Britain’s GMTV Monday that DiCaprio “feels more like my husband than my real husband, I have to say. I’m talking about him so much!”

[From The AP Hosted by Google]

Am I alone is sort of wishing Winslet would leave her husband for Leo? Those two really do seem to love each other in a very deep, meaningful way. When Winslet got up to accept her Golden Globe for Revolutionary Road, she cried and spoke directly to Leo, in the audience, saying how much she loved him and how much their friendship has meant. Even Leo looked like he was near tears. Both Kate and Leo have consistently maintained that they are each other’s favorite actors, favorite screen kiss, et cetera. Leo even told Oprah once that Kate is “his girl”.

Russell Crowe, however, is not Kate’s favorite. Fox News is reporting that Winslet was offered the role of Maid Marian to Russell Crowe’s (bloated) Robin Hood. This was the role that Sienna Miller was supposed to play, but Sienna was either pushed out or quit. There were some mutterings about Russell’s intemperate behavior and his rapidly-expanding size.

It’s a war of Kates — or Cates — as the search for Robin Hood’s Maid Marian continues.

I told you the other day about Sienna Miller leaving “Nottingham,” the Ridley Scott directed feature set to star Russell Crowe. The feeling was that petite, young Miller would seem dwarfed on screen by the older, beefier, “Gladiator” star.

Now comes word from sources that Kate Winslet, nominated for Best Actress in “The Reader,” has passed on the role of Maid Marian and the opportunity to spend quality time with Crowe, Scott and pals in the woods.

A new offer has just gone out to Cate Blanchett, I am told, but the answer is likely to come back negative. Blanchett is likely too expensive and too serious to get involved in this venture. An Oscar winner herself for The Aviator in the Best Supporting Actress category, Blanchett also has to set her sight her sights on a Best Actress win. Plus, she already did her action thing with the recent “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

Producers are mulling a back up plan, I’m told, waiting to make an offer to Rachel Weisz. This seems almost perfect, as Weisz may be the right price and just at the right point in her career to have “Nottingham” make a difference in upping her profile. And if she doesn’t take it, my suggestion to the producers is Jennifer Ehle. But no one asked me!

[From Fox News]

Rachel Weisz would be a good choice. I approve. I’m not really eager to see Winslet and Crowe share the screen – I don’t know why, they just wouldn’t seem right together. Probably because she needs to be with Leo!

Here’s Kate and Leo at the UK premiere of “Revolutionary Road” on the 18th. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. maria says:


  2. Ling says:

    Despite myself, the Kate-Leo relationship does kind of give me the warmy-fuzzies. (I say “despite myself” because I am the very definition of the “lapsed Leo-fan”, i.e. circa age 16 I realized he is nothing but a questionably male blowhard that takes himself too seriously, and Kate Winslet is one of my personal godesses.) I think, though, were they romantically involved my warmy-fuzzies might turn to coldy-spikeys à la brangelina.

  3. maria says:


  4. Lydia says:

    Well, I know I can’t take Leo, so I’d be glad to be represented by Kate! They’d be the sweetest and cutest couple in Hollywood. Sorry, Sam, you’re not in her league! Not in terms of glamour! But it could be worse. Have you ever seen Cate Blanchett’s husband? I wonder what he does to keep such goddess in his company…
    I’m so glad they ditched Sienna Miller. That trashy harlot deserves nothing. And, Russell Crowe as Robin Hood? Really?

  5. Annie says:

    Haven’t they gone over this before though? I believe they both said that their friendship is too dear to each of them to botch it up by something further.

    When you watch them in interviews, there’s this aura about them. But to me, they don’t seem in love, they just seem to love each other. And are veryvery fond of each other. Like brother/sister.

  6. Megan says:

    I feel sorry for her husband, he must get jealous of Leo.

  7. kate says:

    i agree, their relationship seems more like siblings than lovers. as for russell crowe, unless he has dropped some weight he will dwarf any woman he stands next to. maybe they could get a female wrestler to play marian?

  8. Baholicious says:

    Russell Crowe as Robin Hood? That’s some really wack casting there. What are they going to call it, “Aussie Rage in Tights?” Will he take out the Sheriff of Nottingham by once-ing him upside the head with a phone?

    Why not just cast Naomi Campbell as Maid Marian? The finale of the picture could be a slap-off into the sunset.

    Oh, and did I mention that Russell Crowe is so far from what I imagine Robin Hood to look like. That’s like casting Ron Perlman as Lawrence of Arabia.

    This workplace equal rights for the blind in casting has got to stop.

  9. Bobby the K says:


    As far as her not being in Nottingham goes, they should do a revisionist thing and get a guy to do it and have a gay thing going.

    Just get a fatter, uglier pig than Russell Crowe and that will make RC look better.

  10. Ash says:

    At first I was happy to see Crowe would be playing Robin Hood, but the more I think about it, it’s just down right weird and unfitting. For Robin Hood I picture a tall skinny dirty-blondish fellow. He is none of the above. But that’s just what I picture. Robin Hood is one of my favorite stories, and it would be awesome to see Rachel Weisz get cast, if she would even accept!

    On the original topic, Leo and Kate look so good together.

  11. guest says:

    they would make a stunning couple. during interviews tho, he seems way more into her than she to him in that way. jmo.

  12. jacquie says:

    I sense a repeat of the Kevin Costner Robin Hood: Prince of thieves debacle. Alan Rickman as the sheriff of Nottingham saved that movie, maybe they should sign him up for this one too.

  13. doodahs says:

    I think most guys are in love with their best girl friends (hello Harry?) and especially someone as cool and ‘one of the lads’ as Kate… she is like catnip to guys because it would be like humping one of the dudes (ie she doesn’t seem like the clingy, whingy, neurotic type) but without all the hair and with more spongy bits.

    I’ve said it on another thread and I’ll say it again. Robin Hood will not be getting any of my money and my time. It’s been done.

    PS The ‘replacement’ they were looking for was said to be someone in her late 30′s to 40′s and more ‘homely’. Ummm, yeah, I think I’d be turning that down too if I were Cate of Kate.

  14. Kaiser says:

    Doodahs – I really think that all of the negative stuff that came out about Crowe and the production came from Sienna’s people. No way would a producer say “We need someone older and uglier, let’s get Winslet” – that’s insanity! Sienna wishes.

  15. dovesgate says:

    “There was a rich man from Nottingham who tried to cross the river

    What a dope, he slipped on a rope,
    Now look at him shiver”

    I loved Prince of Thieves and Men in Tights nearly as much. I highly doubt Russell Crowe will ever do the role justice.

  16. Cletus says:

    Baho- HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Awesome. I’d go see that shit fo sho!

  17. doodahs says:

    Kaiser: Yeah I wondered. I didn’t bat an eye when I first read that description in the other thread though because if a man can get away with saying “Get me Sela Ward…. 10 years ago”, then anything is possible.

  18. Rosanna says:

    Except that Di Caprio likes fine chicks (Bar Rafaeli, Gisele, etc) :P

  19. Blanche says:

    “Those two really do seem to love each other in a very deep, meaningful way.”

    And do you make this judgment based on anything other than wishful thinking?

  20. Ned says:

    Actually it’s borderline disrespect to her husband who also gave her the part that gave her all the acclaim.

    She was rumored to be after Leo for years (in the past).

    I assumed she got over him, but what do I know.

    He alwats seemed a bit shallow and felt less threatened in the company of silly models and shallow gold-diggers.

    I really hope the over- ambitious Kate didn’t use the talent and connections of her husband, while “not so secretly” going after Leo.

  21. Hmm.. I dunno. I don’t think Leo and Kate look too good together.

  22. Nony says:

    Ohh, I do hope Rachel Weisz gets that role. I can totally see her in the part.

  23. PJ says:

    I adore Jennifer Ehle. It’s too bad she doesn’t do more films, excellent actress.

  24. sheryl says:

    Um, how very immature to wish Leo and Kate together, when Kate has a husband. Geez, people, Rose and Jack are over.

    As for Sienna, I think Ridley may have painted himself into a corner. I mean, WHY the heck did he consider Sienna to begin with, if he wasn’t serious about her? Perhaps the realization came too late, and that’s just too bad, because what serious actress would want to accept something that was previously tainted with Sienna stank?

  25. czarina says:

    When I think of Crowe as Robin Hood, I picture a Hancock-like movie–a drunk, apatheitc, selfish Robin Hood robbing for his own gain and maybe learning through the movie to recover his “inner-hero”. Which is a cliche, but there you go. So, maybe Will Smith should play Robin Hood?? (or Mr. Increadible!)LOL!
    And I don’t think either the article or the headline is fair to Ms. Winslet–she didn’t come out publicly and say she did not like or want to work with Russell Crowe (though you couldn’t blame her)…her spokesperson just said she turned down the movie. There could be lots of reasons. Maybe the pay is lousy?!

  26. Aspen says:

    I would lose every speck of respect I have for Kate Winslet if she dumped her husband and put her children through yet another divorce to follow after Leo.

    They are divine looking together. No doubt about that. They have a “something.” If they were going to pursue that, however, the time for it is past. Kate has a family. Leo has his supermodels.

    They should be happy to have such a beautiful friendship and leave it at that.

  27. raven says:

    I find Kate Winslet to always be very classy. I suspect she will stay with her husband unless he strays.

    I also really like Ridley Scott, but I think he’s barking up the wrong tree on this project. Another remake of Robin Hood? Give me a break.

  28. L.S. says:

    I would be thrilled to see Kate and Leo together. They seem to have such a great love for each other. In addition, I find it really ironic that Russell Crowe puts on about 50 pounds and no one says anything (Nor should they). But, Jessica Simpson dares to eat a cookie or two and everyone freaks out. Double Standard anyone?

  29. janie says:

    I do find them cute together, but Sam Mendes looks like a smart, intelligent man that knows what he wants. I’m sure Leo is an equally intelligent man, but lets be honest he only goes for the silly supermodel type. Yes, these woman he goes after are gorgeous, but that seems to be it. I don’t get the vibe that they are intelligent creatures.