Kate Winslet Addresses ‘The Holiday’ Sequel Rumors With Jack Black, Cameron Diaz And Jude Law

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 05: Kate Winslet attends SFFILM’s 60th Anniversary Awards Night at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on December 5, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
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  • Kate Winslet said the rumor that “The Holiday” is getting a sequel is not true
  • Winslet added that it would be fun to see her character Iris and Jack Black’s Miles get back together
  • The “Titanic” actress acknowledged the fandom that still surrounds the 2006 Christmas classic

Kate Winslet is shutting down rumors of “The Holiday” getting a sequel.

Winslet, 47, addressed the rumors that “The Holiday 2” is allegedly going into production next year during an interview this week at the U.K. premiere of her upcoming movie, “Avatar: The Way of Water.” However, her update might disappoint fans who are expecting a follow-up to the 2006 Christmas classic.

“As far as I know, it’s not true,” the “Titanic” star told Entertainment Tonight, adding that “no one’s ever consulted” her about a sequel reuniting her with her “The Holiday” co-stars Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black.

“I know, sadly it’s not true,” she continued. “It would be so fun to see Miles and Iris get back together. I kind of imagine, like, how cute would their children be? …Tiny Jack Blacks running around everywhere.”

In the movie, Winslet played Iris, a Daily Telegraph columnist who swaps houses with Amanda (Diaz) and spends Christmas in Los Angeles. There, she meets a film composer named Miles (Black), while Amanda strikes a romance with Iris’ dashing brother Graham (Law). The movie ends with Miles asking Iris out on a date for New Year’s Eve before she kisses him.

The film was a huge success and has continued to be part of the holiday film canon. However, Winslet said a sequel was never in the cards.

“Sometimes you just have to kind of quit while you’re ahead, walk away, let it have its place in the sun,” Winslet told ET while acknowledging the fandom that still surrounds the movie. “It’s so thrilling.”

But fans can still look forward to watching Winslet in another sequel, “The Way of Water,” the long-awaited second installment in the “Avatar” franchise. She plays one of the Metkayina, a mysterious character named Ronal.

“They loved ‘Avatar’ and they were very excited for me to be a part of this,” she told ET about attending the premiere with her family.

Producer Jon Landau previously talked about “Avatar 2” with ET. He shared one of his fondest memories of the filming of the movie, which involved Winslet.

“One of my favorite memories was we had this circular tank, maybe 40 feet wide, with a big glass portal in it. I walked by one day and I see Kate Winslet walking on the bottom of the tank,” Landau said. “She’s walking towards me and sees me in the window, and she just waves, gets to the end of the wall, turns around, and walks all the way back.”

“Avatar: The Way of Water” opens in theaters on Dec. 16.

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Jack Black attends the “Jumanji: The Next Level” press conference on Nov. 20, 2019 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
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