Kate Winslet speaks out on Mare of Easttown's future after season 1 success

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Kate Winslet talks Mare of Easttown's futureHBO

Kate Winslet has offered an update regarding a potential second season of Mare of Easttown.

Billed as a seven-part limited series, Mare of Easttown garnered significant critical and commercial success after its April 2021 debut on HBO, leading many to wonder if they'll see a continuation of Marianne 'Mare' Sheehan's story.

Winslet, who won an Emmy Award for her performance, recently appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast to discuss her career and her role in Avatar: The Way of Water. During the conversation, she also spoke about the future of Mare of Easttown.

"I just don't know what we'll do. All I can say is no decision [on a second season] has been made," Winslet said.

"It’s a tricky one. [...] How would [the show] evolve? Those are questions none of us can answer right now."

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She continued: "It was all so good and it was way more successful and prominent as a piece of television than I think any of us could have anticipated or hoped for.

"We all feel enormously proud of what we were able to do. [...] So the question is, do you quit while you’re ahead? Do you hold your head high and say, 'Look at what we did, I’m so proud of that' and just walk away? Or do we go for it again?"

Elaborating further, Winslet revealed that filming the series took a toll on her.

"It was a lot for me to play that character. I'm not going to lie. Coming out the other side was frighteningly hard," she said.

"Obviously, we all go together. It’s not a case of being away for months and months and months on end or anything, but a lot goes into it."

Winslet added: "I can’t just go, 'Oh yes, let’s just do it again.' It’s a colossal, colossal commitment and did really take a huge amount out of me.

"And I know it would do that again — if I was going to give people what they want and ultimately deserve to see out of Mare Sheehan."

Winslet previously addressed the same topic when appearing on The Graham Norton Show earlier this month, saying that no season 2 discussions have taken place but another season "hasn't been ruled out."

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