Kate Winslet Reveals How She Got the Part in ‘Steve Jobs’

By Akul Sharma | 2 years ago
Kate Winslet Reveals How She Got the Part in ‘Steve Jobs’

Kate Winslet has shared quite an interesting story about how she got a role in Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs.” Read on for more details.

In an interview with Vulture, Winslet shared that she was never the leading choice to play Joanna Hoffman’s character in “Steve Jobs.” Apparently she was shooting for the film “The Dressmaker,” in Australia, and during a brief conversation with her make-up artist she realized that the Boyle directed film is being written by Aaron Sorkin. Winslet also got to know that there was a female Polish-Armenian character who seemed very interesting and no actress had been finalized for the role.

Winslet got excited and she immediately asked her husband Ned Rocknroll to buy the required wig. She soon sent her photo as an email to Scott Rudin after researching on Google about how the woman looked. The response was positive as it set up a date between her and Danny, where he flew to Australia to meet her.

Regarding the shooting she said that she and Michael Fassbender, who plays the titular character, worked very closely just like Hoffman and Jobs worked during Apple’s early days. Winslet went on to say that Hoffman was Jobs’ ‘work-wife.’ The actress spent a lot of time with the real-life Hoffman and learnt more about her life and relationship with Jobs.

“She just needed for him to be the best version of himself. And that’s what really set their relationship apart from any relationship with all his other colleagues.” Winslet said.

According to Winslet, Hoffman has an accent which is a mix of Armenian, Polish, Russian and American, therefore it was very complicated to copy it, but she has done her best to please her as much as she could. She added that Sorkin’s script is less about Jobs and more about how a person who revolutionized our lives.

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Akul Sharma is a freelance writer who is a movie buff to an extent that he remembers less about his childhood and more about the movies he has watched. He is currently writing his own novella based on existentialism.