Kate Winslet says upcoming Steve Jobs biopic ‘like Hamlet’


Kate Winslet, middle, praises the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Kate Winslet, middle, praised the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
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Actress and one of the stars in the upcoming biopic aptly named Steve Jobs Kate Winslet, dished about some details of the movie. It seems she’s pretty enthusiastic about it, proudly boasting about how the film was made. She also had kind things to say about co-star Michael Fassbender, who plays Steve Jobs in the movie.

“The way in which that film was shot was extraordinary…” said Winslet. She spoke during a recent press tour for her new film A Little Chaos.

“Each act is continuous 45 minutes backstage of real time at each launch that Steve Jobs made during those time periods — ‘84 was the launch of the Macintosh, ‘88 was the NeXT computer, ‘98 was the iMac. Each act takes place backstage and literally ends with him walking from the wings on to the stage to rapturous applause,” she continued. It’s clear the actress did her homework on key events in Apple’s history.

“I think there’s a scene that Michael and Jeff had that was about 14 pages, so it really went for 11 minutes of continuous dialogue. It’s not unusual for an actor to learn huge passages of dialogue when you do a play. But it is unusual for an actor like Michael Fassbender to learn 182 pages of dialogue of which he’s on every page,” she said. “It’s like Hamlet, times two.”

The Academy Award-winning actress plays Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs, a member of the original Macintosh and NeXT teams.

The movie dropped its first official trailer yesterday. It’s shaping up to look like an intense, dramatic ride through Jobs’ business life, supporting Winslet’s claim that it’s like Hamlet. Steve Jobs arrives in U.S. theaters October 9.


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