Kate Winslet: ‘We Don’t Do Social Media In My House’

Kate Winslet is so bad with gadgets, she ‘breaks things without even looking at them’.

Kate Winslet has admitted that she is so bad with gadgets, she ‘breaks things without even looking at them’ – that’s despite taking on the role of possibly one of the world’s greatest tech innovators in the new Steve Jobs biopic.

The actress, who plays former Apple developer Joanna Hoffman in the film, out on 13th November, told Newsbeat, ‘I’m terrible. I am the least techie person you will ever meet, I’m rubbish.’

‘[My husband Ned Rocknroll and I] are not strict, but you have to have rules I think and we certainly have those, yes,’ she said of her approach to introducing technology into the lives of her three children, Mia, 15, Joe, 11, and Bear, 1.

So far, she explained, she’s not experienced the all-too-common problem parents are facing today of kids becoming addicted to their phones, as she has something of a social media ban in place.


‘We don’t have any social media, nothing like that,’ Kate said. ‘We’re not a big deviced-up household.’

The actress has never owned a Twitter or Instagram account, breaking all the rules of modern celeb-dom as only very few major stars can.

Attending the London Film Festival with co-star Michael Fassbender last night, Kate looked incredible in an Alexander McQueen gown and De Beers jewels. Having previously given us some of our favourite ever body confidence quotes, Kate Winslet showed off some seriously polished shoulder game.

Speaking more about her character in the film, who was part of Jobs’ team that created the first Apple Macintosh computer in 1984, Kate said; ‘He [Jobs] needed her in the relationship more than she needed him and I like that dynamic on screen. I don’t think you come across that very often between a man and a woman.’

‘Steve Jobs was a brilliant man and he was never going to surround himself with a bunch of ‘yes’ people and she’s not a ‘yes’ person.’

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