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Kate Winslet: Forward-thinking offspring thrills me

Kate Winslet’s teenage daughter Mia is incredibly helpful when it comes to looking after her baby brother.

Kate Winslet is thrilled her 15-year-old daughter Mia is starting to take after her, because they share the same “forward-thinking” brain.

The actress is mother to three children in total, sharing Mia and 11-year-old Joe with ex-husband Sam Mendes and 22-month-old son Bear with current husband Ned Rocknroll.

Kate’s latest project sees her star as Joanna Hoffman, Steve Jobs’ right-hand woman, in the new movie about the late Apple mogul.

One characteristic Kate shares with marketing executive Joanna is her capability for innovation and it seems teenage Mia has also inherited the skill from her mother.

“Her brain works the same way that mine does now, which is brilliant,” she told People magazine. “I love a forward-thinking daughter.”

Kate is kept busy with a hectic work schedule and a packed family life.

But Mia is proving to be “incredibly helpful to me as a woman”.

“I’ll say to her, ‘Mims, can you please have Bear for the next hour? I’m just gonna grab a shower and I got a couple things I got to do,’ ” Kate smiled. “She’s like, ‘Yep, sure!’ ”

Despite the fact Mia and Joe have a different father than Bear, they have welcomed the little baby with open arms.

Kate admits to the publication she finds the way the siblings bond and work together incredibly moving to watch.

“It’s really special in terms of, that’s what families are about,” she continued. “Children should play with each other and look after each other. That’s really what we have and it’s very special and something that I never could have anticipated.”

Kate is widely considered to be one of the best actresses of her generation, with roles in movies including Titanic, The Reader and Labor Day under her belt.

Her new project Steve Jobs sees its wide release in US cinemas 23 October (15) and it hits screens in the UK on 13 November.

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