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Getting Into Character: Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

Oscar winner could choose just about any role she wants on film, but she’ll soon be taking her talent to the small screen.

In this picture, The Reader actress was snapped on the New York set of , an upcoming miniseries based on the 1941 novel from James Cain. (Joan Crawford won an Oscar for playing the same role in 1945.) The story follows a single mother during the Great Depression who struggles to maintain a middle-class position for herself and her daughter.

Pierce, which will air on HBO, also stars as Mildred’s daughter, Veda, and Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon, Mildred’s love interest.

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