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Melanie Lynskey Opened Up About Losing Her Friendship With Kate

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Now, you may recall that the two award-winning actors starred in the 1994 film, Heavenly Creatures, where they grew to be close friends. Unfortunately, after the film wrapped, they did not remain close.

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“When I lost touch with Kate, it was more heartbreaking than some breakups that I’ve had,” Melanie said. “It was so painful.”

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“And it wasn’t like anything happened — it’s just she became a gigantic, international movie star and she didn’t have a lot of time,” she continued.

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“Then, suddenly, she’d be in Los Angeles and not have time when I was living here,” Melanie said. “It gradually happened. It happens in relationships — people kind of drift apart. But that was so painful for me. And it happened a couple of times [with other actors].”

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Josh then asked if the two have crossed paths since. Melanie said, “No,” but said she did see Kate at the Away We Go premiere in 2009.

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Melanie also recalled how angry she got on Kate’s behalf when Kate was being body-shamed in the ‘90s. “I know she’s a very, very confident person, but everyone’s sensitive and she’s very sensitive. The way she was dissected and talked about,” she said.

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“I remember at the time being just so furious on her behalf. Especially because Kate Winslet is now in the world. Kate Winslet is doing movies. And you’re getting to witness that talent.”

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“This is an actor who comes along once in a generation. Just focus on that. It infuriated me so much, and I just was always amazed by how gracefully she handled all of that. It was always really impressive.”

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It’s nice to see Melanie open up, yet still speak so highly of Kate. You can watch Melanie’s full interview here!