Yeah, so I am sick, but also hopped up on (over the counter) drugs and wine (it kills the bugs). I was eating a butt-load of broccoli, watching Big Love and fucking around on the Internet – AKA reading gossip – when I stumbled upon a post about Kate Winslet and her husband flying separately.
“They are Hollywood royalty, and actress Kate Winslet and her director husband Sam Mendes also travel in the manner of royalty – separately in case they should ever be involved in an accident.
The couple never journey on the same plane as they fear dying in a crash and leaving their son, Joe, and Winslet’s daughter from her first marriage, Mia, orphaned.”
– Source, The Daily Mail
Now, the article goes on to say how Mendes was meant to fly on the ill-fated AA flight 77 from DC to LA on September 11th, but changed his flight. So, this is not totally unreasonable. Or is it?
I have thought about this a lot. I don’t have kids, and David and I are not married; but, I had family die in the Egypt Air 990 flight in 1999. They left behind three sons, two in their early twenties and the third in his teens, with a developmental disability. It’s hard to gain perspective around this, both because I don’t have children AND I don’t fly a lot. But, I think if I flew as much as a very busy director and actress, I’d certainly consider it.