Melanie Lynskey talks about moving away from her once close friend and celestial creatures co-star Kate Winslet.
While speaking with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast Thursday about the nature of the industry and how people “pass” following projects, the yellow jackets The actress explained that “When I lost touch with Kate, it was more heartbreaking than some of the breakups I’ve had.”
“It was so painful because nothing happened, she just became a massive international movie star and she didn’t have a lot of time,” she added. “I didn’t want to hear from her, you know, and it’s like it gradually happened, and it happens in relationships. People drift away a bit, but it was so painful for me.
But before their bond even existed and before she had the role of Pauline Parker in the Oscar-nominated film, Lynskey said she already looked up to Winslet because she “set the bar.”
When she auditioned for the role, the Unit The actress said director Peter Jackson showed her Winslet’s audition tape and said, “That’s how good you have to be.” She found it helpful and so once she got the part she said, “He must have felt like I did that.”
Although the two haven’t crossed paths much since celestial creatureswith the exception of Lynskey’s 2009 film premiere We leave, she said Winslet has always been a “huge inspiration” to her. Lynskey particularly appreciated “the manner in which she handled” negative comments about her body image, which Lynskey has also faced throughout her career.
“She’s like a very, very confident person but…she’s very sensitive and the way she was dissected and talked about, and I remember at the time being so furious on her behalf,” he said. she explained. “Like Kate Winslet is in the world, like Kate Winslet makes movies and you witness that talent. … It’s like an actor that comes along once in a generation, like just focusing on that.
They have both gone on to successful careers since their 1994 movie, but the Intervention The actress explained that her friendship with Winslet wasn’t the only one that hit her hard. Lynskey said it “has happened many times.”
“I remember once when I did a movie with this actor and when we were done I said, ‘Oh my God, I’m so glad I met you and we have this friendship ‘, and she said, ‘Yeah, I’m not friends with actors. I don’t stay friends with actors.'”
While she was “so sensitive” about the loss of relationships in the industry, over time she learned that was how it worked. She added: “I was always so hurt losing those great loves I had and you know it just got easier.”
The Hollywood Reporter contacted the Winslet team for comment.