Actress Kate Winslet is to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In celebration of her illustrious career – spanning Revolutionary Road, The Reader and that Titanic film – director James Cameron and one-time co-star Kathy Bates will unveil the accolade in the presence of the Oscar-winning actress.
Ana Martinez – affectionately known as Star Girl – who looks after the Walk of Fame says, “We are so happy that Kate Winslet will be here on our famous Boulevard of dreams receiving her well-deserved star.
“We’ve seen Kate shine in her roles and fans around the world have been anxiously waiting for this special day to come.”
So can you really watch Kate get this splendid award?
Well, the ceremonies take place on a public sidewalk. So if you happen to be in the vicinity of Hollywood Boulevard, or have a spare bit of cash to fly yourself over there, they’re free to attend. There’s no admission, no tickets, no clambering over people on ladders trying to get a better look (they’re banned).
Kate’s ceremony starts (promptly) at 11:30am and is over by 12:15pm on Monday March 17th. As the website explains, “Crowd needs to disperse immediately following the end of the ceremony as we must give back the sidewalk and the street to the community”.
If you’re elsewhere, well you can catch the entire thing live online on www.walkoffame.com. In fact, you can look back over any of the ceremonies simply by searching for the individual star’s name.