Monday, March 15, 2010

Kate & Sam

I like Kate Winslet. I like Sam Mendes. And despite the lack of "celeb gossip" you typically find here at StrangeCulture, I must say something. I'm sad to hear that E!Online is reporting that they have separated from one another, as reported by a mutual lawyer, Keith Schilling.

All the same, I'm not surprised.

I thought I would quote a thought I shared in January 2009 after Kate Winslet's speech when she won the globe for Revolutionary Road:

In Winslet's win for Revolutionary Road her praise for Leonardo DiCaprio seemed to far outshine her praise for her director-husband Sam Mendes. It honestly felt a little uncomfortable. Sorry can't love Leo "with all your heart" and also love your husband with all your heart as well.

--RC of StrangeCulture: 10 Thoughts on 66th Golden Globes Ceremony

I feel a little guilty for writing that now that they are no longer together, but there is something to be said for the way you speak about your spouse in public that people can see through, and it's too bad that it didn't work for this very talented couple.


Grete said...

I thought it was interesting - and sad - to read about Jesse James cheating on Sandra Bullock while she was filming "The Blind Side". This article wonders if there is an "Oscar curse"... 8 of the 12 actresses who have won Oscars in the last 12 years have broken up with their significant others shortly thereafter...

crackers and cheese said...

I too am saddened by the news of their separation. I'm quite a fan of Kate Winslet, both as an actress and a person. I read a great interview with her that portrayed her as very human and down to earth, and she described how when she met Sam that he had "the kindest eyes," which I thought was such a lovely thing to notice about someone you love.