The Queen was pushed away. Kate Winslet’s handshake upon receiving the CBE
When Kate Winslet received her CBE, the Queen abruptly stopped a chat with her by pulling away her handshake, the actress recalled on a talk program.
Ms Winslet’s accent work and overall performance in Mare of Easttown earned her 16 Emmy nominations on Monday, including one for Best Anthology or Limited Series and three acting awards.
The Titanic actress, who played detective Mare Sheehan in the drama, received her third Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. She previously won an Emmy for lead actress in a miniseries or movie for her role in HBO’s Mildred Pierce in 2011. The Oscar winner, who prepared for her role as Mare by reading a Delaware County newspaper before filming, hinted this week that the hit show could be renewed for a second season.
“I would love to play her again; I firmly feel there are more chapters to her story,” Mrs Winslet told Deadline.
“However, just because the narrative has touched people doesn’t mean we can’t do it again creatively.
“But that doesn’t mean we’re closing doors; instead, we’re opening doors and seeing what’s behind them.”
According to Ms Winslet, in 2012, when receiving a completely different accolade – a CBE at Buckingham Palace – the Queen quietly indicated that their chat was done by moving Ms Winslet’s hand away.
“She performed this most wonderful thing,” Ms Winslet recalled on the Graham Norton show in 2019.
“First and foremost, she has the most stunning skin and bouncing hair.
“Of course, there’s a system in place, and she’s been through it many times before.
“You’re taught what to do, so you take a step forward and curtsy or bow or whatever blunder you made, which is probably what I did.
“And then you reach out to shake her hand, and she gives you this suggestive nudge backwards, as if to say, ‘You’re done, that’s it.’ Return to the beginning.’
“I was like, yeah okay, that was unexpected.”
Ms Winslet, who had seven Oscar nominations, including a win for her role in 2008’s The Reader in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category, described the royal encounter as “incomparably overwhelming.”
“Brinkwire Summary News” inspired the actress to reveal her interaction with Graham Norton.