Kate Winslet Lurves Roman Polanski Despite… Y’know… All That Having Sex With Children Thing
Of course, we’re not talking about any ol’ kidfid here. This is a special, talented one. And that man is Roman Polanski who is on the run from the US police after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.
Despite his penchant for cricket on a wicket with no grass, Kate is still ready to praise the “great” Polanski as she promoted his first film release since he was released from house arrest. Ain’t that sweet?
She said, forgetting about all that child stuff:
“When Roman Polanski invites you to join him in any project you really don’t say no. I felt extremely fortunate to be included. We were working with the great Roman Polanski. We are only human beings and we are still perfectly capable of being terrified, whoever we are.”
Terrified that he might get you to dress up like a teenager and bend over for you? Too far? As far as taking Samantha Geimer to Jack Nicholson’s house, loading her up with champagne and drugs and then raping her?
John C Reilly, who also stars in the film, said:
“When Roman Polanski calls you, after you’ve picked yourself up off the floor, you say yes.”
*resists making Rohypnol joke*
Winslet isn’t the only person supporting Polanski. Woody Allen (who has a very dodgy romantic relationship with his step-daughter) is one of the luminaries who launched a petition to support him. Martin Scorsese is another.
Thus far, the US authorities have failed to successfully extradite him and he was freed on a legal technicality last year. At least he didn’t pose before his front door, covered in Sharon Tate’s blood days after the Manson Family murdered her.