Guy Pearce reveals Kate Winslet is a Neighbours superfan and would sing the iconic Australian soap opera’s theme song to him on the set of their new crime series
Guy Pearce first won over fans as Ramsey Street’s mysterious heartthrob Mike Young on Neighbours.
And this week, he revealed his Academy Award winning co-star Kate Winslet is a superfan of the show and would sing the iconic theme song of the long running Australian soap opera to him on set of their new show.
The 53-year-old told the Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday that Kate, 45, enjoyed serenading him with the song on the set of their new HBO series, Mare of Easttown.
That’s when co-stars become good friends! Guy Pearce revealed Neighbours super fan Kate Winslet would sing the iconic Australian soap opera’s theme song to him on the set of their crime series, Mare of Easttown
Guy, who also happens to share the same October 5 birthday as Kate, said: ‘She (Kate) was a fan of Neighbours when she was 11, so there’s that connection as well.’
He shared: ‘She likes to sing the Neighbours theme to me quite regularly. That does get old but you think, “Well, if anyone is going to sing that at me, it’s fine that it’s you!”
The Australian-raised actor was 18 years old and fresh out of high school when he began filming his scenes for Neighbours.
Soap star days: The Australian-raised actor was 18 years old and fresh out of high school when he began filming his scenes for Neighbours as mysterious heartthrob Mike Young
Co-stars: Guy also praised the actress noting the great chemistry they share on the set of Mare of Easttown (pictured)
He starred opposite Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, who played the show’s power couple Charlene Mitchell and Scott Robinson.
Guy also praised Kate noting the great chemistry they share on the set of their new HBO crime series Mare of Easttown.
He also spoke fondly about her warm personality off-screen, particularly when talking about their respective family life.
Sharing tips: Guy also spoke fondly about her warm personality off-screen, particularly when talking about their respective family life
He said they spoke about parenting. Guy is father to son Monte who he shares with Dutch actress Carice van Houten.
This comes after Guy admitted that being a father in his 50s has its challenges.
He candidly told Who magazine on Thursday: ‘Having a young child at the ripe old age of 53 is a lot.’
Fatherhood: Guy Pearce admitted this week that having a ‘young child at the ripe old age of 53 is a lot.’ The former Neighbours star is a doting father to a four-year-old son named Monte who he shares with his partner Dutch actress Carice van Houten, 44 (pictured)
‘But I am focused on spending all the time I can with him and being the best dad I can be,’ the Melbourne-raised star added.
Guy Pearce and his partner, Carice, welcomed their son Monte in 2016.
They started dating a few months after his split from Guy’s ex-wife Kate Mestitz in 2015.
Shock split: Guy and Carice started dating a few months after his split from Guy’s ex-wife Kate Mestitz (pictured) in 2015. Back in 2018, Guy revealed Andrew Denton’s Interview that it was Kate who decided to end their 18-year marriage when the couple split