was left mortified yesterday when she appeared on a talk show and the host played a clip dating back to her childhood - because the little girl on the screen wasn't her. The star is currently promoting three movies - Little Children, Flushed Away and The Holiday - and interviewers try and outdo each other with obscure footage.
She explains, "Recently, I've been doing a lot of press. Odd things keep happening. People keep digging up little nuggets of research that they think no one has ever seen before and it's not going quite according to plan. I was on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer
, who is a wonderful, lovely woman and they thought they would surprise me by showing a clip of a breakfast cereal commercial that I was in when I was 11 years old, but it wasn't me. I just didn't have the heart to say, 'Oh, God, Diane, I'm really sorry, but your researcher got it wrong. It's just not me.'"
A stunned Winslet didn't say anything at the time about the faulty clip because she didn't want anyone to lose their job. She adds, "I just didn't want the researcher to get fired!"
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