It’s an old adage, but if the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, then Mia Threapleton and Joe Anders are probably within reach of their Oscar-winning mother.
The promising young actors star alongside their mother Kate Winslet in an episode of the hard-hitting anthology series I Am…, which focuses on the timely issue of adolescent mental health.
Thrapleton, 23, has since won a BAFTA for her empowering performance as Freya, a girl whose life has been consumed by social media, and Winslet, 48 – mother of three – admits that working with her children seems like a natural progression.
Speaking to the latest issue of PORTER, she said: “Luckily, they’re good. It was normal. These are children who took tests [me] on [my] lines pretty much since they could read.
“They’ve seen me terrified before. They experienced this with me.
Kate Winslet spoke in the latest issue of PORTER about her working relationship with her children
Winslet – mother of three – admits working with her children seems like a natural progression
Winslet plays Ruth, a mother who struggles to understand the destructive influence of social media on her young daughter, in a drama co-written by the actress with director Dominic Savage.
And she admits the response to what has become a worrying teenage problem has been unanimously positive.
She said: “The problem with going through something traumatic with a teenager is that it’s completely automatic for any parent to think it’s their fault.
“So this weird shame kicks in – and when shame comes, you shut down and you don’t discuss it or share it.
“I wanted to tell a story that creates a platform for people to just have a conversation. And that part was overwhelming.
The actress has since returned to the big screen as famed war photographer Lee Miller in the Ellen Kuras-directed biopic Lee.
Eight years in the making, the film was a labor of love for Winslet, who also served as co-producer and even helped fund cast and crew salaries during a two-week delay in its financing.
“There was just no way to give up,” she recalls. ‘What [Miller] represents truth and justice… [someone] who was emotionally powerful, charismatic and sexy and brilliantly competent at her job and had a way of connecting with people – that inspires me.
“Luckily, they are good. It was normal. These are children who took tests [me] on [my] lines roughly since they knew how to read’
Mia plays Freya alongside her mother Kate in the hard-hitting anthology series I Am…, about the rise of mental health issues among teenagers.
Showing the pressure put on the entire family, Ruth tries to explain the situation to her son, played by her real son, Joe Anders.
The Oscar-winning actress accompanied her latest interview with a stunning photo shoot
Winslet discussed her television role in I Am…Ruth and her latest film role as famed war photographer Lee Miller in the 2023 biopic Lee.
Eight years in the making, the film was a labor of love for Winslet, who also served as co-producer and even helped fund cast and crew salaries during a delay in its financing.
She added: “What I took away from her was this absolute freedom she has over her body and her pleasure in her own physical self.
“I think it’s very unusual of the historical female figures that we know of – and it’s very unusual of women today.”
To see the full featurette with Kate Winslet, read PORTER or download the NET-A-PORTER app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
The actress looks chic in a tasteful black outfit as she poses for the publication in a new shoot
To see all of Kate Winslet’s features, read PORTER or download the NET-A-PORTER app for iPhone, iPad and Android.