Kate Winslet rushed to hospital after she fell on set while filming her Croatian movie 'Lee'
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA: Kate Winslet, who is presently filming in Croatia for her upcoming film titled 'Lee', was transported to a nearby hospital after she had a fall and injured her leg on the set as a safety precaution mandated by the production. Winslet, 46, will continue her filming schedule as she has since recovered and is in better condition, as per reports.
The 'Ammonite' star recently wrapped up filming on James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequel, for which she went to great lengths, including holding her breath underwater for seven minutes. Winslet tried to describe how it felt, saying that it felt "just wonderful," but she did admit that before she came back, she thought she had died. "God, it's just wonderful. Your mind completely drifts off," she told Observer magazine. "You can't think about anything, you can't make lists in your head, you're just looking at the bubbles underneath you."
Winslet added, "My first words [when I resurfaced] were, 'Am I dead?' Yes, I thought I died." She claimed that her husband Edward Abel Smith aka Ned Rocknroll had trained with her underwater even after things hadn't precisely gone as planned.
From the set of the sequels: @ZoeSaldana, Sam Worthington, Kate Winslet, and Cliff Curtis taking a break from underwater performance capture for a quick photo!— Avatar (@officialavatar) May 13, 2020
Fun fact: Much of the performance capture took place in this 900,000 gallon tank, built specifically for the sequels. pic.twitter.com/NSfqoZ6jXJ
"You have to have someone there – Ned trained with me and he got quite good at the breath holding as well, but he did... black out," the 'Titanic' star revealed. The record for the longest breath-hold for a movie was held by Tom Cruise until Winslet broke it by staying underwater for more than a minute.
In a 2017 interview with The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast, the seven-time Oscar nominee asserted that the joy she experiences while acting has not changed over time. "I love it more than ever, and I will still love it when I'm 75," Winslet said.
The 'Revolutionary Road' star is now shooting in the Croatian village of Kupari for the Ellen Kuras-directed biopic 'Lee'. Winslet will play Elizabeth "Lee" Miller, a photographer, in the biopic depicting her life, which will also feature her time spent covering World War II for Vogue. Jude Law, Josh O'Connor, Marion Cotillard, and Andy Samberg are just a few of the A-list actors that will appear with her in the movie.
Winslet made her most recent television appearance in HBO's 'Mare of Easttown', for which she received an Emmy Award in 2021. Her upcoming movie 'Avatar: The Way of Water' in which she plays the role of Ronal, is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022. Apart from that, the Oscar winner has kept herself busy by starring in several other recent films like 'Ammonite', 'Blackbird', and 'The Mountain Between Us'.