Kate Winslet is taking a year off from acting after playing an emotionally troubled woman in critically acclaimed film LITTLE CHILDREN. The Titanic star decided to take a break after the draining project, so she can spend quality time in her adopted New York with her two children and husband Sam Mendes. She explains, "SARAH is the hardest part I've ever had to play. The emotional journey the character Sarah goes on is epic - epic for a woman....Sarah is isolated, depressed. "She feels she lost herself through having a child and marrying the wrong man. She resents the child and has made terrible errors of judgment. "The challenge was to embrace playing someone so weak."