Kate Winslet Fought To Keep Her “Bulgy Bit Of Belly” In Sex Scene In Mare Of Easttown
Kate Winslet wanted her character to look like a real middle-aged woman.
Kate Winslet refused to let the director of her HBO drama series Mare of Easttown cut "a bulgy bit of belly" from her sex scene.
The 45-year-old actress — who stars as detective sergeant Mare Sheehan on the show — has revealed she wouldn't allow her appearance to be edited on the show and on any promotional content.
Kate, who is also the executive producer, wanted her character to look like a real middle-aged woman because there are already too many filtered and edited images out in the world.
She explained in The New York Times: "Listen, I hope that in playing Mare [Sheehan] as a middle-aged woman — I will be 46 in October — I guess that's why people have connected with this character in the way that they have done because there are clearly no filters.
"She's a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and a face that moves in a way that is synonymous with her age and her life and where she comes from. I think we're starved of that a bit."
Kate — who filmed one of the most famous steamy sex scenes of all time in the back of a car with Leonardo DiCaprio in 1997's Titanic — knew a promo shot for the series had been edited immediately because she knows "how many lines I have by the side of my eye".
And when director Craig Zobel told her he was going to edit the belly area, she responded: "Don't you dare!"
Kate also admitted this could be her last nude scene — but not because of her age.
She added: "I think my days are getting a little bit numbered of doing nudity.
"I'm just not that comfortable doing it anymore. It's not even really an age thing, actually. There comes a point where people are going to go, 'Oh, here she goes again.'"
Mare of Easttown is now streaming on HBO Go. — BANG SHOWBIZ