The Must List

Kate Winslet

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AGE 28
MUSTWORTHINESS She stole hearts as the rash romantic Clementine Kruczynski in ''Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'' and will break them as a single mum whose four boys inspire the Peter Pan author in ''J.M. Barrie's Neverland,'' out in October.
PETER PANACEA ''Never growing up -- what a wonderful concept. Wouldn't it be amazing to be a child all your life and fight with red Indians and fly through the air? How cool!''
WEIGHTY MATTERS ''There are times when I'm asked about the whole weight issue and I kind of yawn because I've been talking about it for so long now. But I don't really tire of it. I'm very respectful of this position I seem to have given myself.''
ON HER MUST LIST Meryl Streep. ''I just think she's completely extraordinary and at the risk of sounding like a pathetic fan, I just have tremendous respect for her work.''
AND ALSO ''I really want to see ''Harry Potter.'' My daughter keeps asking to see it, but she's only 3 1/2 so I've said a very firm no.''
MY HUSBAND, MY DIRECTOR ''[Sam Mendes and I] haven't made any plans to work together, but I'm sure we will at some stage. I have to say, I wouldn't be nervous at all; I would really just love it. I think we both would.''
CAREER HIGH Making ''Eternal Sunshine,'' because ''it's a crazy, fantastic movie and Michel Gondry is a completely brilliant, brilliant director.... It's the type of movie that I would go see, and I don't know that I've felt that so strongly before.''
NEXT The mother of two (Mia and Joe, 5 months) just wrapped the ''crazy, fantastic musical comedy'' ''Romance & Cigarettes'' (''I play Tula, a hot, redheaded hussy who has an affair with James Gandolfini's character and is desperate for love'') and will begin shooting Woody Allen's new movie in July.

Originally posted Jun 25, 2004 Published in issue #771-772 Jun 25, 2004 Order article reprints