Feel like watching some fine acting? Feel like seeing why Kate Winslet is one of the most respected actors in the film industry? Then check out the new film Revolutionary Road starring Kate and Leonardo DiCaprio. Kate delivers an incredible performance with a range of emotions you don't often see in other female actors. Leonardo also delivers an exceptional performance. Good to see these two together again after 1997's Titanic.
On another note, Kate Winslet reportedly stepped in to replace Nicole Kidman in The Reader after Nicole withdrew because of pregnancy. In actual fact, Kate was the first choice for this role but declined due to filming committments for Revolutionary Road. Director Stephen Daldry then decided to wait for Kate (following Nicole's withdrawal) once filming was completed. Kate has been nominated for awards for both performances, and to date has won a Golden Globe for Revolutionary Road.
The lower right photo is a shot of Nicole on the set of Australia. This photo shows Nicole heavily botoxed. Unfortunately, she would be unable to express the range of emotions required for 'The Reader' if she had taken the role. I've also heard that fine acting is not a term associated with Nicole.
Read the Lainey Gossip comment on 'The Reader' here. Lainey agrees that the film would not have been the same with Kidman.