Winslet spied on elderly to prepare for role

December 30th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 30 (IANS) British actress Kate Winslet spied on elderly people from the corner of cafes to prepare for her role as a weary pensioner in new movie “The Reader”.Winslet underwent a complete transformation to play a former Nazi concentration camp guard. The actress, who ages 30 years on screen, ensured her body language was realistic and she did it by going incognito in cafes to watch the elderly, reports contactmusic.com.

She said: “I observed older people. I would watch them in cafes to see how they would stand up. I didn’t mind looking in the mirror and seeing myself as an old hag. It gave extra dimension to the character.”

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