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Winslet happy with her ‘flashy’ name

Winslet happy with her ‘flashy’ name
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll. Photo: Reuters
Published: September 19, 4:02 AM

LONDON — Changing her name was never in the books when she got married, said British actress Kate Winslet, who added that she wanted to carry on her own family name.

The Oscar winner married Richard Branson’s nephew Ned Rocknroll last December, and is now expecting her third child. Winslet, who has previously been married to Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, told The Daily Telegraph: “I was never going to change my name to ‘Rocknroll’. I’ve never changed my name to anything so I didn’t see a reason to start now.

“I quite like Kate Winslet; in fact I think it’s very flashy. I’m proud of my name because I’m one of three girls and we have one boy in our family so essentially the only person who is going to carry the name along is my brother and he doesn’t have any children at the moment.”

Speaking of her varied film roles, and her own experience with relationships, she said: “Of course I still believe in love. It’s up there with great food and the love for one’s child.

“My parents have been very happily married for well over 40 years now so to have grown up with that level of togetherness in the home was definitely something that was important to me and I’m sure I still carry that.”

She added she now feels “really happy” in life, saying “things are wonderful”.

Winslet is currently playing a reclusive single mother, abandoned by her husband because she could not have any more children, in the film Labor Day. The Daily Telegraph