Melanie Lynskey has opened up in a new interview about her former friendship with Kate Winslet.
The 45-year-old Yellowjackets actress starred alongside Kate in 1994′s Heavenly Creatures.
During her recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Melanie revealed why the friendship faded away.
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Melanie shared that she and Kate became very close friends while working on the movie, but just lost touch after the movie debuted.
“It was more heartbreaking than some breakups that I’ve had,” she said. “It was so painful. And it wasn’t like anything happened — it’s just she became a gigantic, international movie star and she didn’t have a lot of time. Then, suddenly, she’d be in Los Angeles and not have time when I was living here.”
Melanie continued, saying that it didn’t happen overnight and it was a gradual thing.
“It happens in relationships; people kind of drift apart. But that was so painful for me,” she says.
Despite not being super close any longer, Melanie still thinks the world of Kate.
“I know she’s a very, very confident person, but everyone’s sensitive and she’s very sensitive,” Melanie says, recalling how she looked to Kate‘s example of how she faced the criticism over her body. “The way she was dissected and talked about … I remember at the time being just so furious on her behalf. Especially because Kate Winslet is now in the world. Kate Winslet is doing movies. And you’re getting to witness that talent. This is an actor who comes along once in a generation. Like, just focus on that!”
“Also, she was tiny and she still is tiny,” she adds. “It infuriated me so much, and I just was always amazed by how gracefully she handled all of that. It was always really impressive.”
If you missed it, Melanie and her husband, Jason Ritter, got candid about the realness of their relationship.