Kate Winslet Covered Two Weeks of the Crew's Salaries on the Set of Her Movie 'Lee'

The literal definition of if you want something done right, do it yourself.

Kate Winslet wasn't going to let anything stop the production of her upcoming movie Lee — in which she stars as Lee Miller, the famed fashion model turned WWII correspondent. Not even some financial troubles. While speaking with Vogue for her recent cover story, Winslet revealed that she "personally covered two weeks of wages to keep things going."

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"Kate held the film in her," the film's producer, Kate Solomon, told the outlet. "If you spoke to her about any aspect of it, she knew what her opinion was. And when you have that, you can galvanize everyone behind that person. It looks effortless, but having lived with her, you can say: My God, it is a lot of work to get to that point."

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Money wasn't the only obstacle Winslet faced when filming the movie. She also revealed to the publication that she fell and hurt her back while rehearsing a scene depicting the 1944 bombardment of Saint-Malo. Nonetheless, Winslet persevered and continued filming even with her injury.

"I had three massive hematomas on my spine, huge," she said. "I could barely stand up."

The movie is based on Antony Penrose's 1985 nonfiction book, The Lives of Lee Miller, which follows the journey of the model and photographer who became a well-known WWII reporter for Vogue. Penrose knew from the moment he saw Titanic that if his biography ever got made into a film, Winslet would be the perfect Lee.

"When I saw Kate all those years ago in Titanic, what I loved was that she wasn’t afraid to get wet, to get dirty, to fall in the water, to get roughed up," he explained to Vogue. "I thought she would make a fantastic Lee Miller."

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