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Kate Winslet To Play Vivienne Westwood In Upcoming Biopic

Fab Flash: Kate Winslet Plays the Dame

UPDATE: Winslet's publicist has confirmed that the actress will not be playing Westwood in her upcoming biopic stating that the rumors are "not at all true.” Vivienne Westwood's reps also denied the claim, “The script has not even been finished yet, let alone casting. Kate Winslet was just one of many names that were mentioned as possibles to play Vivienne, but this whole thing has been blown completely out of proportion.”

Vivienne Westwood has chosen Kate Winslet to play in her upcoming biopic. "The script is going well and Kate will play Vivienne. It has been a long time in the planning but we're very excited that it's happening," said a Westwood representative.

Winslet — note her resemblance to the designer — will spend time with Westwood to refine her portrayal of the eccentric designer. The untitled, Universal production is said to take viewers through the Dame's beginnings as a punk roots designer to becoming a highly touted, worldwide success. Fabulous.


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lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I agree that Tilda Swinton would be more suitable looks-wise, but I still think that Kate can pull off any role and make it fabulous - (hopefully) this is going to be such a cool movie...
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that vivienne chose very well with picking kate. it's not often that you see that there are correct choices to play someone who's still alive and well - and i think that kate could personify her nicely. i can't wait to hear more about the project and see it when it's finished!
i_love_miu i_love_miu 8 years
This is great, no better English actress at the moment, although Tilda Swinton already has the appropriate hair colour already, I think Kate's spunk is better suited for the role
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I love Kate, and I think she will be great in this role. Vivienne Westwood is an amazing designer and it will be interesting to see her early years.
cnyc1a cnyc1a 8 years
Personally it should be Tilda Swinton. I just can't see Kate doing Vivienne Justice.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I think she'll be great, and I guess I'm alone in this but I totally see a resemblance. I mean she's not a clone, but as far as finding a talented actress to play her, I think she was a great pick. Plus with the makeup and everything... fabulous!
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
This sound exciting! Thank you for the news.
flyowsley flyowsley 8 years
Can't wait for this f-ing movie!! Love Vivienne...Kate will do a great job!
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't really see a resemblance either, but I love Kate Winslet. She reminds me of my sister, they have similar facial features.
lolalu lolalu 8 years
I don't know about this.... Love Kate and love Viv, Its just an odd choice too me.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
That sounds like a good idea for a movie, and it isn't a remake.
bealotus bealotus 8 years
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
Love Kate, and even though I see no resemblance I think she'll do a great job as she always does! I'm looking forward to this as I love Vivienne Westwood too!
BlackRosePink BlackRosePink 8 years
Yay! So exciting Love Vivienne Westwood! It'll be so fun to see the punk years in the movie..
lawchick lawchick 8 years
they look alike? is that a joke? I would cry if someone said I looked like Vivienne, at least in that picture!!! I think KW is beautiful!
missemma10001 missemma10001 8 years
Kate Winslet looks nothing like Vivienne Westwood. Ugh, what mess.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I LOVE Kate!! She will do a great job.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
The hair is just too scary
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