Kate Winslet is not over-preparing for the Oscars

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet, up for Best Actress for her role in The Reader, was asked by People about her preparation plans for Oscar night. Her answer in a nutshell: none. She doesn’t have an acceptance speech prepared (though statisticians have predicted that she has an advantage over Meryl Streep), and in true Kate Winslet fashion, she doesn’t have any special diets or exercise planned before the big night. She is, however, very excited about getting “girlie,” and will be relieved when she is able to get off the red carpet to find the restroom.

Do you have an acceptance speech prepared?
I don’t at all. I’m just not thinking that far ahead. I just feel so happy to have had this nomination, that it’s for a film that was so challenging.

Any dresses in mind?
It’s such fun to work out what you’re going to wear. You become incredibly girlie. In England we don’t have the tradition of prom or anything like that. The closest we came was a tragic school disco where the lights would break and the music was awful. In the last few years – maybe it’s age – I feel very settled within myself. I don’t feel the red-carpet pressure. I don’t know what I’m going to be wearing yet. Hopefully it will be wonderful and relaxed.

Any crazy diets or detoxes?
N.O. [I] absolutely do not. I’m very sort of relaxed and vocal about these things. I have not done a stitch of exercise since October. I literally have not had the time. And I’m just going to eat normally, I’m not going to make cuts. If I’m keeping it together it’s by a wing and a prayer. I just want to enjoy this.”

What are looking forward to the most?
One of the great ‘Okay, you can breathe now moments’ is when you’ve gotten through the red carpet. ‘Oh god, what if I trip over, what if I say something stupid, I wonder if they can see the big zit on my chin?’ The relief moment is that moment when you get in the doors and there aren’t any cameras and you go, ‘Wheew! Where’s the bathroom?’ ”

[from People]

It’s kind of cute how she words her answer to the “diets or detox” question with a “haven’t we been over this?” response. Every actress is asked a similar question around the awards season, and inevitably it’s “lots of water and no carbs,” which personally wold make me cranky by the time awards night rolled around. And then there are the actresses who claim they don’t work out, but their biceps and abs would claim otherwise. Kate on the other hand has always been refreshingly real about her body, and I believe that she’s just been living her life and looking gorgeous naturally. I look forward to seeing her on the red carpet and seeing what she chooses to wear. It’s her time to shine, whether she wins the Oscar or not.

Kate Winslet is shown at the Oscar Nominees luncheon on 2/2/09. Credit: PRPhotos

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  1. Ash says:

    I’m sure she will look gorgeous, even though she “has nothing planned.” She has been coming on the scene with some really stunning bold dresses. I hope she continues the fashion streak!

  2. kiki says:

    her gushing crying a the Golden Globes for her award.. geezz actors really are insecure.
    I do not think she’ll win an Oscar this time. It will go to the actress who played the whore role. Oscars voters love those roles.

  3. geronimo says:

    Now I hope someone somewhere is sitting down with Mickey and Sean, asking them what diet and exercise regimes they’re undergoing in order to look their best on the red carpet. Yeah right. lol!

    I’m sure Kate will look fab, she always does.

  4. Chiara says:

    I loved Kate’s gushing and crying. I preferred Kate and Mickey’s acceptance speeches … nothing like being real.

    She was superb in RR and The Reader.

  5. Kimble says:

    Please Kate, prepare a speech and don’t do the whole “I’m so shocked” thing – it’s tacky – as is mentioning the people who lost. How hard is it to thank your husband (not Leo – he’s not in this one)your kids, a few industry people and exit stage with dignity?

    I’m sure she’ll look beautiful and do the red carpet with aplomb – fingers crossed for the acceptance …

  6. Gemma says:

    kimble – don’t worry she will prepare a speech.Even the one at the GG was prepared, I remember a set of pictures in the New York Times (posted here) where she was going over the speech in her hotel room.
    I am rooting for Meryl. Kate comes close second.

  7. NotBlonde says:

    I’m rooting for Kate because she’s been nominated a slew of times and hasn’t won yet. Meryl Streep has won before and while she is an exceptional actress I think Kate Winslet had a better part in The Reader than Meryl had in Doubt.

    Of course, that is merely my personal opinion.

  8. CB Rawks says:

    Yes, dignity! That would be nice. I cringed through her last acceptance speech.

    I’d like Marisa Tomei to win, because she really is a fabulous actress but people don’t realise it, because some of her previous roles have been a bit crappy.

  9. I don’t mean to sound mean but am I the only person who thinks that Kate has somewhat a pretty masculine looking face?