Date: 29th June 2004
Hollywood legend Woody Allen is furious with British actress Kate Winslet after she pulled out of his forthcoming English film. The director is scheduled to begin filming on the untitled project in London next month and was shocked when the Oscar-nominated beauty announced last week she would be spending time with her family - daughter Mia and baby son Joe - instead of starring in the movie. According to British newspaper the Daily Mail, Allen was offended Winslet did not tell him of her decision face-to-face and opted to write a three-page letter to producer Nicky Barnes. A film source says, "She wrote that she didn't want to be away from her children and she was feeling frazzled after doing lots of PR for her last film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. But if that's the case, why did she accept the part in the first place? She signed off by saying how miserable she was feeling about it all, which didn't go down at all well, given how much more miserable her decision has made everyone else involved in the picture."
Source: Press Release