Interviews can be a really nerve-wracking experience. There is pressure to give the right answer, sell the product effectively and not look like a complete fool. And then there is what the journalists have to go through! But Kate Winslet has a budding reporter at her back, encouraging her as she revealed how nervous she was for her first professional interview.
While on the promotional circuit for Avatar: The Way of WaterKate Winslet sat down with a young reporter from the German public television network ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen). Her assigned interviewee was a young reporter who admitted it was her first time conducting an interview.
“This is your first time doing this?” Kate Winslet asked, with occasional meek responses from the reporter. “Well guess what? When we do this interview, it’s going to be the most amazing interview ever. And you know why? Because we’ve decided it’s going to be.” Winslet continued, “So we’ve decided, right now, me and you, this is going to be a really great interview. And you can ask me anything you want and you don’t have to be afraid. Everything’s going to be great. OK, you got it! OK , let’s do it!”
You can watch the video clip of Kate Winslet and the junior reporter below:
After the interview, Kate Winslet also posed for a selfie with her interviewer.
As a whole, Kate Winslet never fails to dazzle the audience. With seven Oscar nods and one win (2007s The reader), she is one of the most nominated actresses in Academy Awards history. And while Avatar: The Way of Water climbing the box office charts, did you know she also broke another kind of record? That’s right, Kate Winslet broke his own breath record, who previously topped Tom Cruise. Yeah, pretty awesome.
While conducting a celebrity interview can come with a lot of pressure – especially for someone new to the field – hopefully the young journalist can carry some of the advice Kate Winslet offers throughout her career. We wish her the best of luck!
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