HBO Releases Trailer of Kate Winslet's First Post-Oscar Performance

By Kevin Fallon

When Kate Winslet won the Best Actress Oscar in 2009 for her performance in The Reader, she was in a rare position for an actor of her caliber: she had no upcoming projects on the docket. So she certainly raised more than one eyebrow last August when she announced that her first post-victory role wouldn't be a baity feature film or a sprawling movie epic, but a miniseries on TV.

Airing over five days on HBO, Mildred Pierce is an adaptation of the 1945 film that starred Joan Crawford in the leading role of a Depression-era single mother with an all-encompassing love for her daughter and a wanton lust for power. The role won Crawford her only Oscar, and based on this just-released trailer for the HBO series, should have Winslet practicing her Emmy speech as well:

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