Winslet Talks Neverland

Kate Winslet, who will star in the upcoming J.M. Barrie's Neverland, told SCI FI Wire that she plays the woman behind the man who created Peter Pan. "Neverland is directed by Marc Forster, who directed Monster's Ball," Winslet said in an interview while promoting her next film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. "And it's myself and Johnny Depp. And it's a period piece ... about how J.M. Barrie [Depp] conceived of the idea of Peter Pan."

Winslet plays Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, a friend who may or may not have had a romantic relationship with the Edwardian-era English writer. "In truth, actually, they were in love and did have a form of a relationship together," Winslet said. "But the movie is very much about his relationship with her and, as a consequence, his relationship with her four sons. And it's through the relationship he had with these boys and the times they shared together that he was able to conceive of the story of Peter Pan."

Winslet is enthusiastic in her praise of her Oscar-nominated co-star. "It was a brilliant piece of casting in casting Johnny Depp, because you immediately pull out of the period world and put it in somewhere that is much more kind of edgy and interesting, in my mind," Winslet added. Neverland is slated for a fall release.
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