Kate Winslet on the Cover of Harper's Bazaar UK Pictures

Kate Winslet Talks Divorce and Her "Complicated" New Chapter in Harper's Bazaar UK

Kate Winslet Talks Divorce and Her "Complicated" New Chapter in Harper's Bazaar UK

Kate Winslet covers Harper's Bazaar UK's November issue and posed for a sultry spread inside the magazine. The actress sported lingerie-inspired looks and a dramatic cat eye for the steamy shoot. Kate, who appears in the glossy to promote the international release of Contagion, also opened up about her personal life in her interview. Kate split from director Sam Mendes last year, and the Emmy-winning star said their separation has been tough, but amicable. She also reflected on the next phase of her life and career and single motherhood in the issue, which hits stands on Thursday, Oct. 6. Here are some highlights:

  • On her split from Sam: “One thing I will say about me and Sam is that it’s fine, it’s really fine. I’m not going to shit-fling, there’s no point in even going there. It is what it is... We’re grown-ups at the end of the day, and however hard it’s been for me, it’s been equally hard for him. And we have a child together who we both love — and raising him together, jointly and without any conflict, is absolutely key. It’s the only way to do it, and I’ve really learnt that with Mia.”
  • On families today: "Those days of every child having a mummy and daddy who lived at home - Daddy went to work, and Mummy stayed at home and took care of everyone — those days have almost gone, and it’s so much more unconventional now.”
  • On what's next for her: "I feel that I’m just at the beginning of a new narrative, and it’s incredibly exciting. It’s complicated, I know, and uncertain — but it’s where life happens, between the cracks. It can be a painful process, but I truly hope that never stops for me.”

Photos courtesy Tom Munroe for Harper's Bazaar UK