Kate Winslet has one thing to say to Ammonite’s critics: ‘I champion same-sex love stories’
Kate Winslet has emphatically hit back at pearl-clutching critics of lesbian drama Ammonite, saying that she, above all, “champions same-sex love stories”.
Speaking to Attitude magazine, the 45-year-old actor explained how people have taken offence at its same-sex love story captures just how important telling queer stories are.
The movie sees Winslet’s real-life palaeontologist Mary Anning fall for Saoirse Ronan’s Charlotte, a waify, grief-engulfed wife of a baronet.
Both stars went to their gay friends for advice on how best to represent the queer experience on-screen – one that came very close to not being told at all.
Kate Winslet: ‘I hope that we are able to normalise same-sex connection on film’