Kate Winslet leads A Little Chaos as Sabine De Barra. It’s 1682 and King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman) is looking for someone to build one of the main gardens at the Palace of Versailles. Even though Sabine’s style is a bit too progressive for the King’s famous landscape artist, André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts), ultimately she persuades him to give her the gig and so begins the challenge of defying gender and class barriers and completing the outdoor ballroom, Rockwork Grove.
With A Little Chaos due in select theaters on June 26th, I got the opportunity to sit down with Winslet to discuss her experience making the movie. She addressed the challenges of shooting a period drama while pregnant, what it was like working with Alan Rickman as a director, her experience playing a completely fictitious character within a factual situation and more. You can check it all out in the video interview below.
- Has she come up with any tricks to keep comfortable in period piece costumes?
- Wearing the costumes while she was pregnant.
- Hiding that fact that she was nauseous while shooting the movie.
- Working with Alan Rickman as a director versus working with him as an actor.
- On playing a fictitious character within a real world scenario alongside other actors playing real people.
- If she had to choose any other on-set job besides acting, what would she pick?
- What one thing can she not do without while shooting a movie?