“She slipped right under the radar.”
You know Kate Winslet – but did you know that her daughter is also an actor?
True: Mia Threapleton – the 20-year-old daughter of Winslet and filmmaker Jim Threapleton – has also charted her path in the acting world. She was in a thriller Shadows last year’s announcement can be viewed below.
In a recent interview with ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly, Winslet – who stars in the new HBO series Mare from Easttown – talked about Mija’s acting career: “She is just absent in the Czech Republic to start working on a TV series there.”
“It was a wonderful thing,” she said to Mia, following in her footsteps. “I think I knew he was coming, I always doubted.”
“And then a few years ago she turned around and said, ‘I think I’d like to try.'”
Winslet also explained that Mia managed to build her career without relying on her mother’s reputation because her last name is different: “What was really great for her was that she has a different last name.”
“So that initial job behind the gate, she slipped right under the radar, and the people who dumped her had no idea she was my daughter. And, of course, that was my biggest fear.”
Eventually, however, Winslet admitted that “the most important thing for her self-esteem” is for Mia to get the role without relying on her mother’s reputation.
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