Berlin (dpa) - Oscar winner Kate Winslet (45, "The Reader") is proud of her daughter Mia Threapleton, who started an acting career on her own.

"She is now 20 and acting," said Winslet on Monday (local time) in the British breakfast program "Lorraine".

"It's a really wonderful thing."

Mia is currently in the Czech Republic to act in a television series.

"It's great for her that she has a different surname that has kept her under the radar," said Winslet.

"The people who cast her didn't know she was my daughter, and of course that was very important for their self-esteem."

As the Hollywood actress went on to say, she “always suspected” that her daughter would one day follow in her footsteps.

"Then a few years ago she said she'd just try it."

The young actress played her first major role in 2020 in the Irish thriller "Shadows".


Mia Threapleton is the daughter of Winslet and her ex-husband, director Jim Threapleton.

The couple were married from 1998 to 2001.

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Lorraine from April 19


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