She turned down offers to star in 1998 and 1999 to do the film.
Impressed by her reading, Thompson cast her in the much larger part of the recklessly romantic teenager.
Winslet agreed to the romantic disaster film 2017 to take on the challenge of a role requiring physical exertion.
It is about the relationship between played by and the , which inspired Barrie to write ; she played the boys' mother,.
She appeared in a commercial and dubbed for foreign films.
With another Academy Award for Best Actress nomination, she, at 31, became the youngest performer to accrue five Oscar nominations.