Being hands off tough for Winslet

Hampshire Chronicle: Kate Winslet found it hard to stay away from the kitchen for her role in Labor Day Kate Winslet found it hard to stay away from the kitchen for her role in Labor Day

Kate Winslet has revealed that handing over her baking duties in Labor Day was a "challenge".

The Oscar-winning actress had to remain "hands off" in the kitchen, as her co-star Josh Brolin took up the cooking mantle instead.

She told Deadline: "I was in Mildred Pierce, so I knew pies. I do cook so I had to be quite hands off. I couldn't comment on what Josh was doing - I had to let it happen. For someone who can be a little controlling in the kitchen, it was a bit of a challenge."

The 38-year-old plays depressed and agoraphobic mother-of-one Adele in Jason Reitman's drama, while Josh portrays a mysterious man known as Frank, who knows how to bake pies.

"I have to hand it to Josh, he really did want to make sure he was good at pie making, and he was. He baked at least five pies a week throughout the entire shoot," she recalled.

"He'd get up really early and bake at 5 in the morning, and he would bring them to work. A pie would appear on the table - there was another one of Josh's pies. Toward the end of the shoot, it was like, 'Dude, you really need to stop now'. But he bakes an amazing pie," she added.

Kate - who is up for a Golden Globe for her performance - said she enjoys keeping busy.

"I'm not the kind of person who just sits around and goes to a spa when I'm not working," she said.

"I worked until I was 20 weeks pregnant, doing two things back to back, which is unheard of and which I'd never actually done before. I did A Little Chaos. Then I went straight from that to Divergent, which is part one of a trilogy."

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