Reps Shoot Down Rumors of Kate Winslet Playing Vivienne Westwood: "Not at All True"

10/07/2008 at 10:32 AM ET

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Rumors have been circulating that Kate Winslet is poised to play designer Vivienne Westwood in an upcoming biopic about the life of one of punk’s originators. And although Vogue.co.uk reported yesterday that Kate will take on the role, the Titanic star’s publicist tells PEOPLE that the rumors are “not at all true.” PEOPLE also spoke with Vivienne Westwood’s team, originally quoted in the British Vogue story, who denied the claim as well, telling us, “The script has not even been finished yet, let alone casting. Kate Winslet was just one of many names that were mentioned as possibles to play Vivienne, but this whole thing has been blown completely out of proportion.” Kate may not be stepping into the iconic designer’s towering platforms anytime soon, but we think that she’d make an interesting choice. Tell us: Who do you think should play Vivienne Westwood?

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anubblyyarn on

Tilda Swinton – fab actress with the right kind of look, would have to fake the midlands accent though.

Jonathan on

It’d be great to see Kate Winslet play Vivienne Westwood, but if not,? Tilda Swinton! And, it’s nice that Mandy Moore’s friend’s new song is doing well, etc.

Jena on

I think Kate would make a beautiful choice. She’s versatile and so talented. I think this project would really give her yet another opportunity to show case her talents.

Christy on

Courtney Love. No questions asked!

Laura on

Looking at Vivienne Westwood’s picture, I immediately thought of Tilda Swinton.

Martina on

Gwen Stefani! Not just a singer, but an actress and fashion icon.

Sue Jones Umberger on

I agree that Tilda would be a natural to portray Westwood, but so would Diane Keaton! She is another fashion icon who created a look that is all her own.

jannet on

debra messing would be fab.

Minx on

Julianne Moore. She kinda looks like Viv!

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