Kate Winslet to play PolishArmenian immigrant in new filmScience and culture
Kate Winslet will play Joanna Hoffman — one of Apple's earliest employees who was known for standing up to Steve Jobs — in the
new movie about the legendary Apple cofounder's life. Bussiness Insider reports that Kate Winslet immediately accepted the offer to star in the film. Winslet decided to move on the opportunity right away, but there was one hurdle: she looks nothing like Hoffman,
the PolishArmenian immigrant that served as the only marketing person on the original Mac team for more than a year. So, to audition for the role, she sent her husband out to purchase dark brown wigs in varying lengths. She took photos of herself in the wigs and sent them over to Scott Rudin, the film's producer.
The movie, which includes a starstudded cast that features Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, is set to debut on October 9.