Kate Winslet to Star in Play

Friday, March 16, 2012

KATE Winslet is set to take to the stage.

The actress is in talks with David Hare about him directing her in a play called Skylight opposite Bill Nighy.

“She’s in love with the play and would very much like to do it,” a source said.

“It may change, and the way is clear for her to do Skylight, but there’s no 100 per cent guarantee.”

The play — which originally featured Michael Gambon and Lia Williams and won a string of awards — tells the story of a famous restauranteur who meets a former mistress with whom he had had an affair while his wife was still alive.

He finds his ex-lover is living in self-imposed exile to atone for their illicit relationship.