It appears Oscar-winner Kate Winslet can’t let go of Jack, or her Honey’s Doughnuts.
The Titanic star resurfaced at the small Deep Cove cafe Monday afternoon, a few months after saying on the red carpet that she pined for Honey’s Doughnuts.
“She was just here,” confirmed Honey’s co-owner Ashifa Saferali on Monday just after 5 p.m.
Saferali said she had a little chat about the Christmas season with Winslet.
The film star then hopped behind the counter to proudly pose for a photo with her new merch: a “Keep Calm and Eat a Honey’s Doughnut” T-shirt.
Honey’s patrons kept their cool and didn’t approach for an autograph, said Saferali, who was once again wowed by Winslet’s amiable demeanor.
“She’s very down to earth. So kind and humble. Talks to everybody,” said Saferali of Winslet, who has won Academy, Emmy, and Grammy awards for her work.
While Saferali was not sure why Winslet is back in town, what is clear is that she needed her Honey’s fix.
“Yes, she did,” said Saferali. “I know she is in the Cove for a week or something like that. Because she really fell in love with Deep Cove, right?”
Winslet was being interviewed on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, when she started gushing about Vancouver and how sad she was to leave after filming The Mountain Between Us here.
“I pine for it – I pine for Honey’s Doughnuts in Deep Cove. Pine for Honey’s Doughnuts in Deep Cove,” Winslet said emphatically, looking directly at the camera.
That public declaration by Winslet, who was once named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine, set off a social media frenzy in Vancouver and the quiet community of Deep Cove.
“It’s not something we are bragging about but we really feel blessed by it,” said Saferali of all the newfound attention at Honey’s.
In the weeks following Winslet’s endorsement of the doughnuts, often described as deep-fried mini cakes, lineups snaked out the door of the already-popular Honey’s and spilled onto the sidewalk.
It seemed everyone wanted to walk in Winslet’s shoes and scarf down that warm sweet doughnut like it was their last meal.