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Kate Winslet plays detective in new HBO limited series

  • Published at 03:11 pm February 11th, 2021
Kate Winslet in 'Mare of Easttown' Collected

In this latest HBO crime-thriller, Winslet plays a detective, assigned to a local Pennsylvania murder that leads to the dark secrets of her small town

HBO limited series, 'Mare of Easttown', starring Kate Winslet, will premiere on April 18,  announced the TV network.

Aside from serving as an executive producer, in this latest crime-thriller, Winslet plays the lead detective, assigned on a local Pennsylvania murder that exposes the dark secrets of the small town.

HBO’s official synopsis reads that the seven-part series will be “an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present.”

In a recent interview, Winslet admitted that playing the role was a challenge by all means, including mustering the Delaware County accent.

“It was up there with the hardest accents I’ve ever done, in the top three for sure. It’s one of only two dialects in my life that made me throw things — that and the dialogue that they made me do in the movie about Steve Jobs.”

 “The thing that was hardest for me was to do it well enough that you don’t really hear it. […] That’s what’s important to me: to make it disappear and blend in,” Winslet said.

Kate Winslet in “Mare of Easttown” Collected

Winslet revealed that she researched her role by spending time in local Pennsylvania police departments.

 “We wanted to capture what it really means to be a detective in that town,” she said. “If anything felt fake or phony, we’d ask [the consultants] to tell us.”

The series marks the star’s return to TV after a ten-year hiatus. Winlet won an Emmy for her last acclaimed limited series ‘Mildred Pierce’ in 2011.