Golden Globes: Kate Winslet says she wants to play a man
Reporters backstage at award shows oftentimes ask off-topic questions. Kate Winslet was caught off-guard by one on Sunday night at the Golden Globes after accepting a statuette for her performance in the TV miniseries "Mildred Pierce."
"Kate -- would you consider playing Elizabeth Taylor? And what do you think about the fact that Lindsay Lohan wants to play her?" (Last week, it was reported that Lohan was in talks to play Taylor in a Lifetime movie about the screen icon's romance with Richard Burton.)
"Oh my gosh, I'll decline to comment, actually, because that's the first I've heard of that," Winslet said, brushing off the question. "I'm not gonna go there, dude. It's a bit of a hot zone, I think."
Winslet did comment, however, on another difficult role she'd like to tackle: a man.
"I don't know what kind of man, and I don't know if that would happen or not, but I would be very interested in that because I think that would be the ultimate challenge," she revealed. (Perhaps she can chat after the Globes with Glenn Close, who tackles the challenge in "Albert Nobbs.")
"Mildred Pierce," which Winslet took home a prize for Sunday night, was its own sort of challenge. But the actress did take some positive things away from the experience, she said -- including the ability to cook a chicken.
"My take home from 'Mildred' was that I was taught to section up a chicken by ["Top Chef's"] Tom Collichio at his apartment in New York," she said. "He used a technique which is old-fashioned deliberately. It wasn't too restaurant-style, it wasn't too polished."
Photo: Actress Kate Winslet poses in the press room at the Golden Globes. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images