Winslet's Kids Help Broaden Her Acting Skills
The Hollywood beauty, who plays SYLVIA LLEWELYN DAVIES in the Barrie-biopic Finding Neverland, is delighted she can now accurately portray a parent on the big screen - a challenge she would have turned down before the birth of her children Mia, three, and Joe, nine months.
Winslet - who's currently promoting the film with co-star Johnny Depp at the Venice Film Festival - says, "I don't think I could have played Sylvia if I wasn't a mother. Being a mother myself was invaluable."
Barrie befriended the Llewelyn Davies family and became the boys' guardian when Sylvia died - an act of responsibility which ultimately gave him the material to write the classic kids' novel.06/09/2004 02:16