Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Haley's Comet!



My roller-coaster of emotions continues, this time on an upturn, as I just read this story in the Washington Post about Jackie Earle Haley's reaction to being nominated for an Academy Award. What particularly made me feel warm and fuzzy and like my heart was nestled in a warm blankie was this bit about fellow "Little Children" actress (and Academy Award nominee) Kate Winslet:
Haley, who described Winslet "like a big sister," talked to the actress in the morning but could hardly get a word in edgewise. "She was screaming and was so giddy," he said. "I kept trying to say congratulations, but she was more concerned and happy that my name showed up on that list."
The more I read about Kate Winslet, the more I like her, which is not true about any other female celebrity currently working in Hollywood under the age of 35. Besides being gorgeous, talented, classy, and the opposite of a skank in every way, she seemed to be genuinely thrilled for Jackie Earle's success. Kudos, Kate Winslet!

And a big shout out from Austin to Jackie Earle in San Antonio! Yee-ha!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

After watching this, even the Taskmaster has a soft spot for Kate...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIZnxDnflLQ

Anonymous said...

I thought I had also read somewhere that Kate heartily recommended or endorsed Jackie Earle for "Little Children" since she enjoyed working with him on that Sean Penn movie...

Terri R.

jennifer said...

Terri R.: They mention that in the original article if you click the link. She's a peach!

Taskmaster: Verrrrry funny and naughty!