On Wednesday, Kate Winslet, who is set to portray paleontologist Mary Anning for new period drama Ammonite, was seen on the Devon, England, set of the upcoming lesbian romance in full Victorian costume.

At one point, in costume and face-free of heavy make-up, the Titanic star was also spotted getting into character as she climbed into a small boat before setting sail to film scenes elsewhere. And while taking off, Winslet flashed a smile as she and her crew members eased off across the water. 

Production for Ammonite continues despite the family of the pioneer Anning blasting the filmmakers for “inventing” the fact that she was gay.


The film, which is expected to hit theaters next year, centers around the famous paleontologist, who becomes involved with a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea. Saoirse Ronan will play her supposed lover Frances Bell in the film, “a London woman of means to whom she must unexpectedly play nursemaid.”

This project will mark Winslet and Mary Queen Of Scots star Ronan’s first collaboration on the big screen.

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