Images from Kate’s speech during the WE Day UK show have been added to our gallery.
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The Hollywood Reporter shared this article about the speech that Kate gave to youth at the WE Day organization yesterday.
“You have to be indestructible to do what you love, and believe that you are worth it,” said the actress in an empowering speech to children.
During an inspirational speech to children in London, Kate Winslet spoke about being fat-shamed and bullied when she was growing up. “They called me Blubber,” the actress shared at a youth empowerment event for the WE Day organization on Wednesday.
“[They] teased me for wanting to act,” added Winslet, according to The Telegraph. “Locked me in the cupboard. Laughed at me.”
She said it continued when she started to pursue acting. “I was even told that I might be lucky in my acting if I was happy to settle for the fat-girl parts,” revealed the actress, adding that casting agents would tell her she wasn’t what they were looking for.
The Titanic star said that she “fought back” by refusing to give up on her dream: “I had to ignore the negative comments. I had to believe in myself. I had to choose to rise above it all, and I had to work hard. You have to be indestructible to do what you love, and believe that you are worth it. And sometimes that’s the hardest part.”
“One day, I was cast as Rose in Titanic,” continued Winslet, who has been nominated for an Academy Award seven times. “The most unlikely candidate — Kate from the sandwich shop in Reading — suddenly acting in one of the biggest movies ever made!”
Winslet has been open about being bullied about her weight in the past. When she won a BAFTA for her role in the Steve Jobs biopic, she told reporters backstage, “When I was only 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK, if I was happy to settle for the fat-girl parts,” she said, adding in a stage whisper, “Look at me now. Look at me now.”
She also told Rolling Stone that Titanic director James Cameron used to call her “Kate Weighs-a-Lot.”
“It is possible to overcome your fears,” said Winslet on Wednesday. “I learned to embrace my flaws, to make no apology for who I am. I dug deep, and I decided that I simply wouldn’t listen when they said my body didn’t fit.”
And winsletconfession shared this video from the speech.
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In 2003 Kate appeared as reporter Bitsey Bloom in the film The Life of David Gale. I have added images from the film to our gallery.
Back in 2008 Kate starred opposite of Leonardo DiCaprio and was directed by Sam Mendes in the film Revolutionary Road. I have images from the film to our gallery.
Added some new stills from Kate’s film The Dressmaker.
Kate Winslet Web > 2015 | The Dressmaker > Production Stills
Marie Claire does a rapid-fire quiz with Kate that is featured in their January issue.
The Academy Award winner, who stars in this month’s drama Collateral Beauty, takes our rapid-fire quiz.
1. If I weren’t an actress, I’d be: Creating forest schools for children. The outdoors is such a crucial and special part of childhood, and I fear it is becoming harder and harder for children to access it.
2. Favorite perk of the job: Comfortable air travel.
3. Worst pitfall of the job: Family logistics.
4. Change I’d like to see in my industry: It would be incredible if acting lessons and performing-arts schools and colleges could be more readily available to people who are financially struggling. Acting is and should be for all.
5. How I made my first dollar: Selling sandwiches at a music festival.
6. Who I admire most and why: Single mothers everywhere. It’s obvious why.
7. Book that left a lasting impression on me: Lee Miller’s War, edited by Antony Penrose.
8. Song that always makes me cry: “Somewhere” from West Side Story.
9. Movie with the greatest ending: It’s a Wonderful Life.
10. Song I want played at my funeral: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. And don’t anyone forget that!
11. First album I bought: Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits. (I’m quite impressed with that!)
12. If I could live in a foreign country, it would be: New Zealand.
13. What every woman should try once in her lifetime: Champagne.
14. My perfect day would begin: All my children climbing into bed with me, followed by a long, lazy breakfast with great coffee. Followed by a long country walk. Followed by some ocean swimming.
15. My perfect day would end: With a lovely hot bath and a movie. And dinner that someone else has cooked for me! Because I am always cooking, it would be a nice change.
16. One thing I’m exceptionally good at: Forward-thinking and remembering dates.
17. One thing I’m epically bad at: Being on time.
18. If I could compete in an Olympics sport, I’d like it to be: Diving.
19. The beauty essential you’d have to pry out of my cold, dead hands: By Terry’s Baume de Rose. I’m obsessed.
20. The three qualities that I thought I wanted in a partner: Sense of humor, spontaneity, kindness.
21. The three qualities I know now matter: All of the above.
22. Craziest thing I did for love: I jumped out of a helicopter into the sea, where my husband [Ned Rocknroll] was waiting. We’d been apart for two weeks, and I couldn’t wait to get to him.
23. The three qualities that got me where I am today: The truth is, I have no idea. I hope one of them is determination though.
24. Moment I felt I’d made it: I’m sure that I’m never going to feel that way. I don’t ever want to stop striving to do better, so how an I feel like I’ve made it?
25. How I clear my mind after a crappy day: To be honest, I’m not very good at clearing my mind. I just go to bed instead.
26. My first kiss: A boy named Robin Savage. I think I was 14.
27. Advice to a woman with a broken heart: You are beautiful; it’s their loss. And Mr. Right is just around the corner.
28. Moment I knew I was in love: When I first saw [now-husband] Ned [Rocknroll].
29. Last thing I binge-watched: House.