Wednesday 22 November 2017

Reitman: I'd wait years for Winslet

Jason Reitman directed Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in Labor Day
Jason Reitman directed Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in Labor Day

Jason Reitman has said he would wait as long as it takes to make a movie with Kate Winslet.

The director of Juno and Up In The Air worked with Kate and Josh Brolin on his new film Labor Day and told Empire magazine he would have put the film on hold if Kate had asked him to.

Jason raved: 'Here's the thing, 'Kate Winslet is one of the greatest actresses living today, and that there will ever be. If I've got a script that Kate Winslet is willing to say yes to, I will wait a year, I will wait five years.

''If Kate had said, 'F*** this s***', I would have found someone else. But, for the rest of my life, I get to say I directed Kate Winslet. It's huge.''

Labor Day - adapted from Joyce Maynard's novel of the same name - is about a reclusive woman and her teenage son who invite a stranger to stay in their home for the holiday weekend.

The film includes a raunchy sex scene between Josh and Kate when Josh's character teaches her his recipe for peach pie.

Jason said: "I think it's the dirtiest sex scene I'll ever shoot. People have been comparing it to the Ghost ceramics scene and I like that comparison because that scene was an inch away from being ridiculous but works. I think that's what we've achieved here."

:: Labor Day opens in UK cinemas on February 7 2014.

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