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Kate Winslet: I get along great with my exes

Published 25/06/2015

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet says she and her ex-husbands “all get along great” and work together well raising their children.

The 39-year-old actress is mother to 14-year-old daughter Mia with first husband Jim Threapleton, 11-year-old Joe with second husband Sam Mendes and 18-month-old Bear with spouse Ned Rocknroll.

And despite the somewhat unconventional situation of having three children from three marriages, Kate insists that they make it work.

"There's a lot of working together with their dads,” she told USA Today. “We really all get along great. You just do your best," she says. "The kids are honestly fantastic, normal, sweet kids. That's one thing people say about my children, which I'm incredibly proud of: They're so kind and so normal."

Kate feels like she has finally found happiness in her personal life with husband Ned. And as she approaches her 40th birthday in October, she says the milestone has made her want to appreciate everything about her life.

"Working in film is like having a baby,” she said. “There's never the right time. It's always a crazy juggle. The reason, largely, is actually approaching 40 and wanting to feel creatively alive.

“I want to go rocketing to 40 and feeling really good about the things I've done. I've had some wonderful opportunities that are impossible to turn down."

Kate was most recently seen in A Little Chaos opposite Alan Rickman. But the role she is perhaps most excited about is her part in Steve Jobs. In order to land the role of Apple executive Joanna Hoffman, Kate emailed a picture of herself in a brunette wig to producer Scott Rudin.

"What did I have to lose? I felt lucky to be in a position where I had Scott Rudin's e-mail in my address book and I could use that contact," she said. "I love unconventional ways of doing things. I've never had an ego."

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