Kate Winslet and real-life daughter Mia Threapleton share the screen in “I Am Ruth,” an upcoming installment of Channel 4’s “I Am” anthology series. A newly released trailer for the feature-length drama introduces Ruth (Winslet) and Freya (Threapleton), a mother and daughter who appear to be in crisis.
“You can do whatever you want, sweetheart. You are not judged. You are not criticized,” Ruth tells her teenaged daughter. “But I am though, am I not?” an unconvinced Freya retorts. She later cries out, “I’m sorry that I’m not perfect!”
Freya seems to be consumed by social media, so much so that Ruth is advised to take her to see a counsellor. She also takes away Freya’s phone. “It’s what’s making you ill,” she explains.
“I Am” focuses on female-centric stories. Gemma Chan (“The Eternals”), Letitia Wright (“Black Panther”), and Samantha Morton (“The Whale”) are among the actresses who have starred in chapters of the anthology. “I Am Ruth” is the first chapter of its third season.
A seven-time Oscar nominee, Winslet took home a statuette for “The Reader.” She has won Emmys for her leading performances in “Mare of Easttown” and “Mildred Pierce.” Her upcoming slate includes “Lee,” Ellen Kuras’ biopic of war photographer and fashion model Lee Miller, and “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
Threapleton stars in “Dangerous Liaisons,” Starz’s period drama based on the book of the same name. The story of scheming ex-lovers has been renewed for a second season.