Kate Winslet opens up about handling fixation in the industry

By Melanie Aiden December 07, 2022
Kate Winslet opens up about handling fixation in the industry 

Actress Kate Winslet recalls how as a young actor in the film industry, she was asked to settle for “fat girl” parts.

Even her agent would receive the same questions multiple times, " How's her weight?" 

At the age of 22, she shot to worldwide fame and success with James Cameron's Titanic (1997), where she starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, "When I was younger my agent would get calls saying, ‘How’s her weight?’ I kid you not," the actor revealed, admitting how difficult it was to read what the media had to say about her. 

"It was hard enough having the flipping News of the World on my doorstep, but that doesn’t even cut it now. That phrase about ‘today’s news being tomorrow’s fish and chip paper’ doesn’t exist." 

Now after decades of notable performances, Kate is opening up about the industry standards, which she faced as a young performer in an interview with The Sunday Times, "It can be extremely negative. People are subject to scrutiny that is more than a young, vulnerable person can cope with. But in the film industry it is really changing." 

She is very much careful now about being the actress who moves their face and has a body that jiggles. 

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