Sunday 25 September 2016

'I actually felt as though I had to look after him a little bit' - Kate Winslet on 'Jobs' co-star Michael Fassbender

Published 15/02/2016 | 07:30

Kate Winslet and Michael Fassbender attending the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Kate Winslet and Michael Fassbender attending the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Actor Michael Fassbender and his Steve Jobs co-star Kate Winslet have both been given Oscar nods - but the Irishman has revealed that he still fears he could become yesterday's news in Tinsletown Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
British actress Kate Winslet poses with the award for a supporting actress for her work on the film 'Steve Jobs' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London
In contention: Fassbender has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Steve Jobs.

Actress Kate Winslet did her best to feed up Michael Fassbender when she thought he was getting too skinny on the set of Steve Jobs.

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The British actress won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday night for her part in the Danny Boyle movie, but it seems she played just as important a role to her co-star off-screen too, admitting she was a bit of a "mother hen".

"I actually felt as though I had to look after him a little because he was so immersed and focused on the role that I would sort of watch him getting thinner and thinner," she told People magazine.

"It was sort of a stress thing with him. I would keep trying to push chips in the way and try to arrange weekends away for him to go and relax and eat steaks."

Actor Michael Fassbender and his Steve Jobs co-star Kate Winslet have both been given Oscar nods - but the Irishman has revealed that he still fears he could become yesterday's news in Tinsletown Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Actor Michael Fassbender and his Steve Jobs co-star Kate Winslet have both been given Oscar nods - but the Irishman has revealed that he still fears he could become yesterday's news in Tinsletown Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

It seems like Michael (38), didn't mind Kate being a feeder on set, as he raved about his co-star to the outlet on the red carpet before the ceremony.

"She's very generous and also a leader," he said. "She's one of those born leaders always making sure all the time that everyone is doing well and getting enough rest."

Bafta's Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet dedicated her award to young women who have been put down by teachers, friends and parents
Bafta's Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet dedicated her award to young women who have been put down by teachers, friends and parents

Michael also praised the Oscar winner for her approach to work and saw many similarities between their acting styles and preparation methods.

"She's a class act." he added. "I love her. She's so much fun. She's brilliant. But both of us have similar styles in terms of preparing and work. We prepare a lot, then on the day we have fun with it."

In contention: Fassbender has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Steve Jobs.
In contention: Fassbender has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Steve Jobs.

Kate, (40), beat off stiff competition from Rooney Mara, Julie Walters, Alicia Vikander and Jennifer Jason Leigh to take home the award on Sunday, and taking to the stage, she recounted how she was told at the age of 14 to settle for the "fat girl parts".

"Any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, by a friend, by even a parents, just don’t listen to any of it," she said. "Because that’s what I did – I kept on going and I overcame my fears and got over my insecurities."

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