- A parody of Kate Winslet’s Pennsylvania accent in “Mare of Easttown” was featured in an “SNL” sketch.
- In an interview with EW, Winslet says her family rewatches it sometimes, “crying with laughter.”
- Winslet joked that the impersonation in “SNL” was more validating than winning an Oscar.
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Kate Winslet has “never felt so validated” as when “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon parodied her “Mare of Easttown” character for a sketch last May.
“I have never felt so validated as an actor in my entire life as I now do because of ‘Murdur Durdur,'” she told Entertainment Weekly’s Marcus Jones during a recent interview.
When Jones first mentioned the sketch, titled “Murdur Durdur” (a phonetic joke about the specific Pennsylvania accent Winslet used for her character Mare), Winslet appeared delighted. She said her whole family was “crying” with laughter at the impersonations, and that they still just rewatch it together from time to time.
-Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 21, 2021
“We’ll be like, ‘Oh, should we just quickly watch it?'” Winslet said. “And we’ll crowd around the iPhone crying with laughter.”
When Jones joked that the “SNL” parody was better than Winslet’s 2008 Oscar win for “The Reader,” the actress affirmed that statement.
“Forget it,” she joked in reference her Academy Award win.
Winslet is nominated for best lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie at the upcoming Emmy Awards for her performance in the HBO miniseries “Mare of Easttown.” She played a veteran detective tasked with investigating the murder of a young woman in her small Pennsylvania town.
Many people praised Winslet for the technical achievement of nailing the regional accent for that specific smalltown near Philadelphia.
“Mare of Easttown” is also nominated for best limited or anthology series. You can read the full list of 2021 Emmy nominees here. The Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.