Triple 9′ role was challenging for Kate Winslet

New Delhi: Actress Kate Winslet, who awaits the release of her forthcoming crime thriller drama film “Triple 9” in which she will be seen playing a mafia boss, says portraying such a character was a challenge for her.

“My first reaction when I read the script was like, ‘I can’t play the role, I won’t be able to do this. That’s not possible for me’,” Winslet said in a statement.

“And hadn’t had that feeling when I read the script in a very long time. That’s when I was like, ‘Damn! Okay, that’s really the ultimate challenge and I should be considering doing this.’ It’s just so brilliantly written and incredibly cool. The script really is quite shocking, there is no limit to what desperate men will do when pushed,” she added.

“Triple 9”, directed by John Hillcoat, is about a crew of dirty police officers who setup a ‘virtually impossible heist’ involving the Triple 9 code, 999, for ‘officer down’.

Apart from Winslet, the film also features Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The film will be released in India on March 11 by PVR Pictures.