I think that Kyle Melendez is hot, is he gay too? Or is it just jail sex to him?
She joked in an interview that Mendes is a closeted heterosexual. So she must have been aware of the rumors.
Kate, on the possibility that her son could be gay:\
In an interview with V magazine, the ballsy thespian revealed a conversation she had with her son about his future love life.\
%E2%80%9CI like being in the city. I like the diversity that my children are exposed to every day. I love the way their brains work. (My son) Joe turns to me the other day and says %E2%80%98One day I will have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, darling. Which would you prefer?%E2%80%99 And I said, %E2%80%98My love, that would be entirely up to you, and it doesn%E2%80%99t make any difference to me.%E2%80%99 But that he knows! It%E2%80%99s a real privilege. Talk about the best education.%E2%80%9D
She thought she was hitching her train to a rising star director, gay or straight, didn''t matter. When things didn''t pan out, it was time to cut ties.
Sam Mendes is dead?
This is exactly what I mean by DL''s violent misogyny, and if you don''t intervene against it, you are acting in favor of it:\
"Ann Coulter is responsible for that horrible stench that emanates from her dried up gash wherever she goes."\
Your violence against women helps kill queer teens.\
Ann Coulter''s stupidity has nothing to do with her body parts.\
Stop the violence.\
Stop the hate.\
It''s killing us.
Fuck, R6 is back.
lesbian, currently rolling her eyes.
Thank you R6. I am new here and the first thing I picked up on was the misogamy. I just don't understand. Someone explain please if you can without just saying something ugly like R7
[quote]One day I will have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, darling.
Is it an English thing to call your mother darling? I find it really weird.
He directs Musical Comedy. Just sayin'
misogamy - only having sex with a man who hates women?
OK, r6, I'll bite.
Where in this thread has anyone exhibited misogyny, let alone violent misogyny, in addressing the question of Kate Winslet's understanding of her ex-husband's sexuality.
r6 ws posting that stuff randomly throughout DL; it's not thread-specific.
Kate Winslet's son calls her "darling"?
To answer OP's question:
Of course she knew. Ian McKellen told her.
Correction: Did Kate Winsley know Sam Mendes is [bold]bisexual[/bold]?
Calling mama "darling" just may be little Joe's dialing with a pencil moment.
Fuck, I though he fronted Brazil '66!
Sorry, I can't tell if the Ian McKellan comment was a joke or not. Also, is Mendes still "dating" Hall? Very strange that we've (or at least I've) never seen a single picture of them or read/heard about a sighting of them together since his rep confirmed their relationship over a year ago. Are they being VERY discreet or is their relationship over? Mystery.
For a lot of ambitious people it doesn't matter who they partner up with as long these people are useful to them.
One thing I found strange is that Hall was cited as a home wrecker from day one when SM and KW announced their divorce. Mendes and Hall denied it, then an announcement is made a year later that they are in a relationship. Call me naive, but wouldn't a hook-up with the person whose marriage she was accused of breaking up hurt her career? They both kind of came out of it looking like liars, so I have to wonder what either of them is gaining from announcing their relationship; though, as I mentioned previously, I have not seen/read about a single sighting of them together. Is he offering her movie biz contacts if she agrees to "be his girlfriend"?
"For a lot of ambitious people it doesn't matter who they partner up with as long these people are useful to them."
I think not just for ambitious people, that's the reasoning behind most relationships.
The McKellen comment is no joke.
Serena "mentored" Sam just out of university, introducing him around the London theater world and getting him connected enough to start directing at the Donmar Warehouse. In exchange, Sam was seen in public with Serena as a couple for a few years. Once Sam was able to direct based on his own reputation, he ended his relationship with Serena.
Interesting, thanks for the response, Maggie S. Pardon my ignorance, but I have a few questions.
1. Who is Serena?
2. At what point during KW's relationship with SM did Ian tell her about SM?
3. Do you think RH is using SM for connections in exchange for appearing to be in a relationship?
Aha, Serena is IM's nickname. Got it. Still wondering about the other things, though.
Sad Menses is gay?
Sam Mendes is not gay. He is with Rebecca Hall and they are expecting a child together or have just had the baby. Sam was cheating on Kate with Rebecca in the end days of their marriage.
Kate 's over the top Oscar campaign behavior was either the final straw, or the symptom of the unravelling of the marriage. Kate was so supportive and gushing about Leo I think it was the final put down for Sam. But he obviously hasn't learned the lesson to never marry an actress.
I bet Mendes couldn't stand the fact that Winslet is more famous than him. He is a total fame whore.
[quote]Sam Mendes is not gay. He is with Rebecca Hall and they are expecting a child together or have just had the baby. Sam was cheating on Kate with Rebecca in the end days of their marriage.
So? Sam doesn't want to admit he's gay.....it just keeps leaking out in all his films and theatre productions.
Oh jeez, give it a rest. He's obviously not gay.
He's not gay. But her son probably is.
He revised both Company and Cabaret and added gay content to both, he directed American Beauty, he lovingly photographed Jake Gyllenhaal's ass and other swarthy GIs in Jarhead,um...Skyfall....he's in the British theatre....
yeah no issues there....
Is is bi, but mostly gay?
He's straight in a Tony Richardson/Laurence Olivier/ Kenneth Brannagh kind of way....
Kate famously and unpopularly dumped her first husband practically the nanosecond she met and tarted working with Mendes. The poor sap first husband had put his own career on hold a bit so he could watch their kid while Kate FLEW . . . . so high that she could almost touch the sky . . .
She's an odd bitch.
Winslet's first husband was a nobody assistant director when they met. It is hard to believe his career was somewhat stalled because of their brief marriage.
[quote]When he and Winslet met, in 1997 on the set of Hideous Kinky he was a 'third assistant director', way down the food chain from her role as principal artist, although he had already rapidly worked his way up from his first job as a production runner on London's Burning.
[quote]Was it particularly difficult, I ask him, untactfully, that Kate went off with another film director? 'It didn't factor. I mean we're hardly in the same game. Sam is highly acclaimed, quite rightly so, but it wasn't "Oh shit, this guy, the director of American Beauty, is eclipsing everything I ever wanted." I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for his work, and subsequently I've found out over the years that he's a fantastic person to be in Mia's life. The hardest thing with divorce when children are involved is working out how the new relationship will work. You are obligated to generate new terms of friendship quickly, and I had beers with Sam as soon as possible so that there was never going to be this sense that we couldn't talk.'
I think the money he got as a divorce settlement made it possible for him to spend six years writing and developing his first film. So he did all right.
Winslet and Mendes worked together for the first time on Revolutionary Road, years into their marriage.
When you are ambitious you suck cock or lick pussy to get the foot in the door and from there go further either sleeping your way to the middle and make it to the top with sheer luck and talent or crash and burn thanks to lack of talent and luck.
No clue either way about Sam Mendes (gay or not)...but his paramour, Rebecca Hall is working on a movie right now (with one of my faves Richard Madden), which is why she is not at the premieres of Skyfall.
As for Kate Winslet, can't get a bead on her. I think she is a great actress but something about her leaves me cold.
I will say Sam is a good director. I thought Away We Go was underrated.
"Ex-gay," but not the religious kind.
r29 where did you get the news that Rebecca Hall is pregnant or just had a child with Sam Mendes?
Sam Mendes did not "add" anything gay to Cabaret. Check out the source material, bitch!
Agree R17 I think Joe was starting to come out early so going public with his sexual orientation won't be a big deal
Any woman who gets naked and slips into a tub with a boy is the same one who'd call her son darling. She's so pretentious and annoying. Can't abide anything she acts in.
I believe she spread the rumors about Sam. He probably stood up to her for CHEATING with Leo. She wants a man with sperm but no balls
STOP TRASHING KATE WINSLET. SHE IS OK. YOU GOT HER WRONG DUDES.
Ugh! Winslet sounds like the sort of woman who treats gay men like accessories. The 'darling' comment reminded me of the AbFab scene where Edina desperately wants Saffy to be gay. Sarah Jessica Parker is another of those mothers that seems to have a similar dynamic with her son.
Actually, r47, she sounds like a great parent and for gay people to be dissing her because she tells her son she's ok if he turns out gay is twisted.
R48, my discomfort stems from the impression I get that even if Winslet's son turns out to be gay, this will be all about Kate and what a great mother she is. I applaud supportive parents, but Winslet and SJP come across as attention hungry mothers who try to make it all about themselves.
R49 it's the press that forces them to make a statement. In an interview you have to say something, you can't close your mouth and answer with a yes or no all the time. Kate wanted to be friendly and not hostile.
[quote]misogamy - only having sex with a man who hates women?
Thank God -- I thought it was akin to marrying soup.
She really thought that he was just being an eccentric artist when he made her wear a mustache and a strap-on every time they had sex
Lol, R52. Fuck you! You sicko!
R52 if Mendes wanted a man in his bed then how do you explain the fact that he chose a woman with a very big bosom like Kate?
Pushing this thread up...noticed Sam and Rebecca both went to the Empire Awards, but there were no pictures of them together and he didn't mention her in his acceptance speeches. Have any of you seen pictures of them together or read sightings about them since their relationship was "confirmed" at the end of 2011? I just find it odd that there's nothing out there, which leads me to believe that they 1. Broke up, or 2. Weren't dating to begin with. Unless they're being REALLY secretive, but even then it's like, you admitted the relationship, it's been a year and a half since the confirmation...surely there would at least be a spotted-at-dinner sighting. Do they never go out in public together? Just curious; the whole thing seems a little odd.
I know a woman whom he slept with, not anyone who could do anything for him career-wise. He's not gay.
I don't understand the Ned Rocknroll thing either
Considering she's now Kate Rocknroll (nee Winslet), I'd wager that she just has shit taste in men.
That last name...
@56 - is this someone before or after Kate? Also, it's funny how there are people definitively saying he's gay and others definitively saying he's not.
@56 Interesting, thanks. There was a blind item this past December about an Academy Award winning/nominated actress who always thought her ex-husband was gay because they only ever, ahem, did it with the lights off and he would insist on, double ahem, having her butt each time. The blind goes on to say that they did manage to make a child/children so it couldn't have been every time. Top guess? Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes. It's in the December 2012 archives on crazydaysandnights.net.
I seem to recall that Jane Horrocks and Calista Flockhart also spent quality time with Mendes.
At a guess SM is bisexual, like his stage/screen elders (the late) Tony Richardson and (supposedly) Mike Nichols.
'Why go through life with one hand tied behind your back', indeed.
According to a poster on Mumsnet he dated Jude Law. Anyone know of any others besides Jude and Ian McKellan? I wonder why there's secrecy regarding the relationships with men but not necessarily with women when he's not a leading male actor with a fantasy to uphold for female audiences.
R64 I imagine producers might feel better if a director is straight for a big budget high profile project.
(In the sense that Gable got Cukor canned from GWTW for giving too much screen time to the female leads.)