In Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” Kate Winslet took everything in stride as Joanna Hoffman, Steve Jobs' Polish Armenian marketing matriarch at Apple. She navigated product launches, technological innovation and Jobs' erratic personality with a cool head. But in real life, backstage at the Golden Globes after accepting her award for supporting actress on Sunday, the British actress was far more emotional.
"I really am so shocked right now, so shocked," she said. "I never expected it, never, ever. Standing here I keep thinking this is not happening; I honestly, truthfully did not expect this at all -- and I am so thrilled."
When the 11-time Golden Globe nominee, who's won three times, was asked to elaborate on what she'd started saying at the podium about women in film, while accepting her award, she said: "Women are doing such great work; there are a lot of out there still in the game – I've been doing this 23 years now, Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, these wonderful women we're so fortunate to stand beside and learn from. And to be inspired by. There's a real sense of girl power this year in terms of performance. And it's just incredible to be a part of that."
About the challenges that she's most proud of when filming the movie, she it was throwing herself out of her comfort zone.
"When I first read the script I couldn't imagine how it would be possible to pull off something of that size – it's like 170 pages long. I just knew this was a woman nothing like me, looked nothing like me, was from a world I knew nothing about; and I just wanted that challenge."
Will she go out and party now, tonight?
"I have this I neck problem," she said. "I booked a massage for 9pm – which I may have to cancel – so I don't know how much partying I'll actually get to do!"