'There were days when it was agony for (Threapleton) to dig as deeply as she did and it took my breath away,' said Winslet about her daughter.
On Sunday, May 14, both Kate Winslet and her daughter, Mia Threapleton, won at the 2023 British Academy Television Awards, as reported by TODAY. The mother-daughter duo attended the prestigious British awards ceremony, also known as BAFTAs took home the prizes. The duo has won awards for their work in the series "I Am Ruth."
Their series, "I Am Ruth," won the award for best single drama and Winslet won for leading actress for her performance on the show. She co-wrote and starred in the episode "I Am Ruth," about a worried mother who sees her teenage daughter, Freya, get obsessed with social media. Threapleton, an upcoming actor, played the daughter's role in the series. The two held each other as they stood alongside director Dominic Savage during the acceptance speech for the win of their show. Winslet gave an emotional speech about her daughter.
"We did this together kiddo," she told Threapleton. Winslet appreciated her daughter by saying, "There were days when it was agony for (Threapleton) to dig as deeply as she did and it took my breath away." Winslet wore an asymmetric black midi dress with plum heels, while Threapleton wore a black and white halter jumpsuit at the event. They both had similar messy buns to complete their looks. The actor shares the daughter with her former husband, Jim Threapleton.
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Winslet spoke in a 2021 interview about her oldest child following her footsteps on the morning show, "Lorraine." "I think I knew (it) was coming, I always suspected," Winslet revealed. “And then a few years ago, she turned around and said, ‘I’d like to give it a go.’” She also shared the advantages of having Threapleton as her daughter's last name. The actor said, "What’s great for her is she has a different surname, so that initial job out of the gate, she slipped right under the radar and the people who cast her had absolutely no idea that she was my daughter.” She added, “And, of course, that was my biggest fear and most important for her self-esteem, of course.”
While accepting the award, the "Titanic" actor also raised a plea for online safety for kids. She said, "We want our children back," according to The Guardian. “For young people who have become addicted to social media and its darker sides, this does not need to be your life. To people in power and to people who can make a change, please, criminalize harmful content,” added Winslet. Many online safety campaigners thanked the actor for raising such an important issue. Beeban Kidron, a leading online safety campaigner, told The Guardian, "Kate Winslet is giving voice to what millions of parents and children are expressing.”
NSPCC, a charity that works with children, said that the actor's views would "resonate with parents up and down the country." Rani Govender, a senior child safety online policy officer at the organization, said, "Regulation will start to bring the tech sector in line with other industries and ensure they have to assess and mitigate the risks of their products so they are safe for young users, but the pushback from some companies will be considerable."