On the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival premiere of “Steve
Jobs,” in which she plays Jobs colleague and confidante Joanna Hoffmann,
Kate Winslet described Steve Jobs as both “notoriously unpleasant” and a
“visionary genius”—the two poles explored by director Danny Boyle and
screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed arthouse smash. (The first quotation didn’t make the BFI’s YouTube cut; you can find it on their Facebook page here.)
The cast and crew, including co-stars Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg, also discuss Jobs’ profound influence on our daily lives, the “provocation” of Sorkin’s unorthodox, three-act script, and the idea that “Steve Jobs,” as Fassbender claims, is “not a biopic.”
Our one-on-one video interview with Kate Winslet from Telluride is below.