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Kate Winslet ‘looked after’ Michael Fassbender on set of Steve Jobs

Oscar nominated Irish actor Michael Fassbender lost so much weight while filming ‘Steve Jobs’ in 2015 that his co-star Kate Winslet felt she needed to take care of him.

The pair worked together on the film which has received several Oscar nominations – including acting nominations for both Fassbender and Winslet.

The two stars got on really well during the filming, but Winslet has admitted to being a ‘mother hen’ on set, and was particularly concerned that Fassbender was so focused on work that he was forgetting to eat.

Michael Fassbender - Irish star needed Kate Winslet  to‘look after him’ on the set of Steve Jobs. Photo copyright GabboT cc2

Winslet told People Magazine: “I actually felt as though I had to look after him a little because he was so immersed and focused on the role that I would sort of watch him getting thinner and thinner.

“It was sort of a stress thing with him. I would keep trying to push chips in the way and try to arrange weekends away for him to go and relax and eat steaks.”

Fassbender received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Apple founder Steve Jobs. He has received several award nominations including the big one – best actor at the Oscars.

He was full of praise for Winslet. He said: “She’s a class act. I love her. She’s so much fun. She’s brilliant. But both of us have similar styles in terms of preparing and work. We prepare a lot, then on the day we have fun with it.

“She’s very generous and also a leader. She’s one of those born leaders always making sure all the time that everyone is doing well and getting enough rest.”

Meanwhile, Winslet – who had previously won an Oscar for her performance in The Reader – won a BAFTA for her role of Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs. She had an inspiring message for her fans.

When collecting her award she recalled her school drama teacher telling her that she would only ever be given ‘fat girl roles’ when she was 14.

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She said: “Any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, by a friend, by even a parents, just don’t listen to any of it. Because that’s what I did – I kept on going and I overcame my fears and got over my insecurities.”

Written by Michael Kehoe

Follow Michael at @michaelcalling

One thought on “Kate Winslet ‘looked after’ Michael Fassbender on set of Steve Jobs

  1. Michael Gormley

    Kate, I am a big fan and always love to see you in the movies. I don’t know much about you, but I always thought of you as a real classy lady and a fantastic actress. You are as they say “a class act” and I love what you had to say about your drama teacher and how you would only get “fat girl parts.” I admire you for sticking with your acting despite the negative comments. It shows your courage and determination, and I truly admire you for that. Of course you are very “easy on the eye” a gorgeous lady. It is so nice to read about your caring and concern for the people with whom you work, and especially Michael Fassbender. I am a retired high school English teacher from Ireland living in LA, and I believe the most important part of my job was to encourage students and make them believe in themselves especially when they received negative comments from others. It is my dream to meet you one day, but it is only a dream as I know your time is precious and you have legion of fans. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Do you know that St. Valentine is buried in Dublin! Much love and hugs to a real professional, a beautiful classy lady, and a genuinely caring person. You are in my prayers for good health and much success. Michael Gormley XOXOXO

    15/02/2016 at 7:03 pm

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