Kate Winslet and film director lover Sam Mendes are taking a year off to go travelling, amid speculation they are planning to start a family together soon.

TITANIC heroine Kate already has a two-year-old daughter, Mia, from her failed marriage to JIM THREAPLETON, but a friend has revealed the buxom blonde is keen to start a family with Mendes.

The pal tells British tabliod the DAILY MAIL, "Kate is really bubbling with excitement and it's going to be brilliant for both of them.

"She's very broody and would love to have a baby with Sam. She says she can't wait to have another, and this trip looks like the perfect way of doing it."

Both Kate and American Beauty director Sam are taking 12-months out from their hectic careers to travel the globe with little Mia.

11/05/2003 10:46