Friends have dismissed reports that Rebecca Hall was the reason behind Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes' split.
Rumors were abuzz that 27-year-old actress Hall was the reason the couple split after seven years, reports The New York Daily News.
According to the Daily Mail, Mendes was charmed by her after working with her in his 2006 flick “Starter for 10,” and even more so when she starred in his Bridge Project theater company shows in New York and London.
“When Kate found out that Sam had grown close to Rebecca, she was upset. Rebecca is totally Sam’’s type — a thespian mix of brains and beauty,” a source “close to Winslet” told the paper.
However, now pals of both Hall and Mendes have denied the claims.
“Yes, they know each other, but that’’s about it,” says an insider close to Hall, who insists, “Rebecca has absolutely nothing to do with their split.”
In fact, says the source, “she’’s friends with Kate, too.”
“She thinks they are both wonderful people, and it’’s just not appropriate to look towards Rebecca as the reason [for the split]. This is between Sam and Kate.”
A rep for Mendes confirmed: “There is absolutely no truth to this. Sam and Rebecca are professional colleagues. That’’s it.”