Kate Winslet is beyond proud of her daughter, who is now a professional actor, 20, and she did it without using her famous family’s last name.
In a recent interview, Winselt revealed how her daughter, Mia Threapleton is actually using her father’s surname to book high-profile acting jobs in the entertainment industry.
Winslet and Jim Threapleton were married from 1998 to 2001. “(She’s) 20 and acting,” Winslet revealed to Scottish interviewer Lorraine Kelly on her show “Lorraine.”
“She’s away now in the Czech Republic about to start on a TV series over there,” Winslet added. And while it was a newer decision, it did not come as a shock to Kate.
“I think I knew (it) was coming, I always suspected,” said the Oscar winner. “And then a few years ago, she turned around and said, ‘I’d like to give it a go.'”
Threapleton did however appear in her mother’s movie “A Little Chaos” in 2014; her other IMDb credit is for the 2020 film “Shadows.”
That being said — her mother is still above and beyond proud of her as most have no idea her that her mom is a Hollywood star.
“What’s great for her is she has a different surname, so that initial job out of the gate, she slipped right under the radar and the people who cast her had absolutely no idea that she was my daughter and, of course, that was my biggest fear and most important for her self-esteem, of course,” said Winslet.
Winslet went on to marry director Sam Mendes in 2003; they split in 2011, and have one child: Joe, 17. She’s currently married to Edward Abel Smith, and they have a young son, Bear, 7.
Last year, Threapleton told Variety how “Shadows” was the first role she’d auditioned for, and made a point of noting how she did not grow up on movie sets.
“I never actually spent much time around sets that my mum was working on,” she said. “It was always a special treat. It’s a very different experience when it is happening to you, and not just something I was getting to observe from time to time. I really understand why my mum has always impressed on us how hard the work is. She is right! And I loved every second of it.”
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