Kate Winslet Wants To Revisit Her Role as Clementine in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

Kate Winslet loved playing Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Although it has been over a decade since the movie premiered, It’s a role Winslet cherishes so much that she would relish the opportunity to play her again.

Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey
Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey | SGranitz/WireImage

Kate Winslet says Clementine is the best movie character she has ever played

Winslet has starred in a handful of acclaimed movies, proving to the world how versatile she is as an actor. Whether she’s playing the romantic lead in Titanic or the miserable housewife in Revolutionary Road, she always manages to steal the spotlight with her incredible talent.

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet On Location for 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' - New York
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet on Location for ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ | James Devaney/WireImage

But out of all the films she’s been in, her favorite role that has stuck with her after all these years is Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

She tells the Intelligence Squared Podcast,

“I think a favorite for me is Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But you see, the period from Titanic till then, which is about six or seven years, that period of time, making those choices to do smaller films and take risks and be in things that sometimes barely even see the light of day, I think all of that instinctive behavior on my part as an actor in making those smaller choices, I think all of it paid off.”

She continued, saying, “I was slightly carving out a place for myself that was someone you know, who could play characters. Who didn’t have to be the in-your-face leading lady who is looking immaculate all the time. You know, that’s not me. And I am more of a character-y actor. I feel much more comfortable when I don’t have to sort of look good on-screen. I always sort of felt like that was a huge pressure. So I think Clementine is probably one of my favorites, yeah.”

Kate Winslet would love to revisit her role of Clementine in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

According to the Titanic actor, she would love the opportunity to play Clementine again. Winslet wants to see what the character would be like as an older woman while at the same time letting go of all her insecurities and hangups.

“She’s one I’d love to play again because it was just so much fun,” Winslet said. “And the possibilities for the hair colors were just endless. Wouldn’t you like to see Clementine as a 42-year-old woman? I’d love to know what happened to her. I love the idea that she just let herself get really fat and just totally let go of her hangups about her body and just indulged in everything that made her feel happy. And more hair colors and more crazy clothes! I think that could’ve been fun.”

Winslet says her role in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ was the most ‘eccentric role’ she’s ever played


Kate Winslet Opens up About the Sexism She Has Experienced in Hollywood

According to Winslet, she knew immediately after reading the script that she wanted to play Clementine because of how challenging and eccentric her character was. She told LiveAbout.com,

“Clementine was the most eccentric part that I’ve ever played. I just had so much fun doing her. What an unlikely pairing. I mean, you wouldn’t imagine that Jim Carrey and I would ever do a movie together,” she said. “When I was sent the script and was asked to do it, I just thought, ‘Well, there’s no way I’m not going to do this because I knew that it would be a totally new experience and very challenging, which it was both of those things.”