A Conversation With… Kate Winslet, Leslie Odom, Jr., Steven Yeun

HIFF28 will include three intimate and wide-ranging conversations with actors starring in some of the Festival’s highly-anticipated films, all featured in our Virtual Cinema. You can watch beginning Friday, October 9, at 10am. 

Photo: Frederic Auerbach

A Conversation With
Kate Winslet

Academy Award®–winning actress Kate Winslet has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. She won her first Academy Award for her role as Hannah Schmitz in THE READER, for which she also received the Golden Globe®, SAG, BAFTA, and Critics’ Choice Award, among others.

Her other six Academy Award nominations were for her work in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, TITANIC, IRIS, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, LITTLE CHILDREN, and STEVE JOBS. Other standout performances include REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, HEAVENLY CREATURES, and the title role in HBO’s multi-award-winning 5-part mini-series Mildred Pierce, for which she won Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards as Best Actress.

In the upcoming drama AMMONITE, an official selection of the festival, she stars opposite Saoirse Ronan.

Photo: Jimmy Fontaine

A Conversation With
Leslie Odom, Jr.

Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer. Best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Grammy Award), he made his Broadway debut in Rent at the age of 17.

Odom Jr. can currently be seen in the filmed performance of “Hamilton” on Disney+ and in the limited series Love in the Time of Corona on Freeform, and he received an Emmy nomination for his work in the new animated series Central Park on Apple TV.

His latest film is the film adaptation of the award-winning play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…, directed by Regina King, where he portrays and performs the original songs of legendary singer Sam Cooke.

Photo courtesy of MINARI

A Conversation With
Steven Yeun

Critically acclaimed actor Steven Yeun has given lauded performances across the television and film space. Perhaps best known for his role of ‘Glenn Rhee’ on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Yeun originated and developed this pivotal character from the series’ first episode and made him a favorite of both fans and critics alike for seven seasons.

Yeun’s feature films include BURNING, I ORIGINS, OKJA, and SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, and his television credits include Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone, Drunk History, and The Big Bang Theory.

In Lee Isaac Chung’s MINARI, an official selection of the festival—which Yeun also executive produced—Yeun plays a father who relocates his family from California to Arkansas in search of the American Dream.

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