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Podcast: Kate Winslet on ‘Mare of Easttown,’ ‘Avatar 2’ and Wawa

Kate Winslet in "Mare of Easttown."
(Sarah Shatz / HBO)

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Behold, a special episode of The Times: It’s a crossover edition with our podcast colleagues at The Envelope. We’ll hear the conversation that Yvonne Villarreal, who covers television for the L.A. Times and co-hosts our Envelope podcast, had with Academy Award-winning actor Kate Winslet. They talk film, TV — and all about Kate’s starring role in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Mare of Easttown.” A research trip to a Wawa convenience store was a requirement to prepare for the role, Winslet said: “It almost felt like a mythical place.” Villarreal and Winslet also discuss the long-anticipated film “Avatar 2,” directed by James Cameron, and how to hold your breath underwater for seven minutes.

Host: L.A. Times television writer Yvonne Villarreal

Guest: Actor Kate Winslet

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“The Times” is made by columnist Gustavo Arellano, producer Shannon Lin, senior producers Steven Cuevas and Denise Guerra, executive producer Abbie Fentress Swanson and editor Julia Turner. Our intern is Ashlea Brown. Our engineer is Mario Diaz and our theme song was composed by Andrew Eapen.

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