Kate Winslet may have used a selfie to help get her role in Steve Jobs.
In a new interview, the Oscar winner said she sent a photo to Steve Jobs producer Scott Rudin to convince him she could change her look to fit the role of Joanna Hoffman, Apple’s marketing executive, in the Danny Boyle-directed film.
“Joanna didn’t really wear any makeup, and [I] put on this short, dark-haired wig and a pair of glasses. And I took one photo, and I just sent it by email to Scott Rudin,” Winslet tells Jim Axelrod in an interview for CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, airing Sunday, Jan. 3.
Winslet landed the part and appeared alongside Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the film debuted in October, and at the time Winslet spoke about meeting the real Hoffman. “I was very nervous about meeting her because I look nothing like her,” Winslet told EW at the New York Film Festival premiere of Steve Jobs. “I myself look absolutely nothing like Joanna Hoffman, and she looks nothing like me.”
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She continued, “I loved spending time with her because she shared stories with me about her time with Steve and her relationship with Steve that a lot of people just don’t know anything about. And I actually came to understand a much softer, gentler side of Steve Jobs, a side of Steve Jobs who I think was kept sort of hidden away and private to those people or to his family.”