“She slipped right under the radar.”
That’s right: Mia Threapleton — the 20-year-old daughter of Winslet and filmmaker Jim Threapleton — has been charting her own path in the acting world, too. She was in the thriller Shadows last year, you can watch the trailer below.
In a recent interview with ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly, Winslet — who stars in the new HBO series Mare of Easttown — talked about Mia’s acting career: “She’s away just now in the Czech Republic about to start work on a TV series over there.”
“That’s been a wonderful thing,” she said on Mia following in her foosteps. “I think I knew it was coming, I always suspected.”
“And then a few years ago she turned around and said, ‘I think I would like to give it a go.'”
Winslet also explained that Mia’s been able to build her career without relying on her mother’s reputation because she has a different last name: “What’s been really great for her is that she has a different surname.”
“So that initial job out of the gate, she slipped right under the radar and the people who cast her had absolutely no idea she was my daughter. And, of course, that was my biggest fear.”
Ultimately, though, Winslet acknowledged that it was “most important for her self-esteem” that Mia get the role without relying on her mother’s established reputation.
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