Winslet And Mendes Fly Separately For Kids

KATE WINSLET and her husband SAM MENDES avoid flying on the same airplane - because they are terrified it will crash and leave their young children orphaned. The couple, who are raising their son Joe and Winslet's daughter Mia from her first marriage, were left traumatised after Mendes was originally due to fly on a plane that was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, according to British newspaper the Daily Mail.
All 64 passengers and 125 people in the U.S. government building in Washington D.C. were killed - but Mendes had changed his plans and hadn't boarded the aircraft.
And the lucky escape was the moment his relationship with the Titanic star "went from being friends to something deeper".
Winslet and daughter Mia - her child with first husband Jim Threapleton - suffered their own air scare just a month later (Oct01) when a man announced he was a terrorist in the middle of their flight from London to Dallas, Texas.
The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Toronto, Canada after passenger Youri Kanounnikoff claimed he was an Islamic terrorist and began to scream: "We are all going to die."
Kanounnikoff was later charged with creating mischief, endangering life and uttering threats.
And as a result of the terrifying incidents, Winslet and Mendes refuse to take any chances - journeying separately to ensure a plane crash won't leave their children without parents.
A spokesperson for the couple says, "Where possible, Kate and Sam do prefer to travel in separate planes. It is not always possible but, for obvious reasons regarding the children, they do travel separately when they can."


Tags: Kate Winslet - Sam Mendes


More Kate Winslet

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But everyone knows the Oscars never stay silent for long and the...

Naomi Watts To Join "Insurgent" Cast Straight Away, As Rebel Leader

The cast of Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant is already taking shape with Naomi Watts being the latest A-lister to join the lineup. The actress...

'Divergent' May Be Popular, But It Is The Next Big Franchise?

Since the Harry Potter and Twilight series ended in 2011 and 2012, respectively, studios are on the lookout for the next blockbuster movie franchise. And...

New Face Of Lancome, Lupita Nyong'o, Hopes To Cultivate "Symbiotic Relationship" With Cosmetics Company

Lupita Nyong'o is the face of new Lancôme, the French cosmetic company confirmed on Friday (4th April). Campaigns featuring the 31-year-old actress will be released...


Divergent Movie Review

Teens tackle yet another dystopian future in this well-made but derivative franchise-launcher. Filmmaker Neil Burger is more interested in whizzy visuals and a thorny plot...

Lorde, Brad Pitt and Other Celebrities Who Say No To Photoshop

One of the reasons that we love Lorde so much is that she defies the usual standards of celebrity. The 17 year old has previously...

'Divergent' Owns Box Office: Has The Sci-Fi Blockbuster Earned Its Sequels?

Divergent has emerged as the weekend's top movie at the box office after sweeping in $56 million, according to estimates from Box Office Mojo. Adapted...

A Week In Movies: Blockbusters Premiere In L.A. And London And We Get More Detailed Trailers For Transcendence, Godzilla And Maleficent

It was another week for starry movie premieres. In Los Angeles, Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James and Ashley Judd walked the red carpet for...



Kate Winslet Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kate Winslet

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All