Oscar nominee Kate Winslet has faced a lot of discouragement over the years, but none as much, it seems, as when she was a young girl trying to be an actress. According to People, when Winslet was 13 she was told by her teacher some pretty discouraging, body shame-y things. She was told, via People:
“that if I continued to be overweight I would really only get a chance to play the cute, fat best friend role or the ugly sister parts,” the actress reveals to People. Instead of withering from the criticism, Winslet says, “I remember thinking, ‘Oh, you’re so wrong!’ That kind of spurred me on.”
And she did, though it wasn’t easy.
“I was always the kid at the end of the line because my name began with W, and I always had big feet, and I was always wearing the wrong thing,” she says. “I remember having a moment where I thought to myself, ‘This is so stupid. This is just a waste of my train fare getting myself into London for auditions.’ ” She adds, “I remember thinking to myself, ‘You’ve just got to keep going for it.’ “
So happy you did! You’re one of the world’s treasures, Kate Winslet. And we’re all rooting for you to win Best Supporting Actress for your role as Apple executive Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs. GET IT!!!
Taylor Swift sure seems likeable, and sometime, she seems INSANE.
Apparently, someone was trolling MTV’s backstage live-feed of the VMAs and they caught Taylor and her people acting slightly odd, and they jumped to the conclusion of “Maybe Taylor Swift Snorted Cocaine Backstage at the VMAs?” You can see the video here at Gawker. And you know what? I’m pretty sure she was blowing her nose.
The point is, Taylor is literally so image-conscious that she was hyper-aware of the fact that she was being recorded backstage and she had people form a circle around her so her BLOWING HER OWN NOSE wouldn’t be caught on camera. Yeah. That’s some next-level image control.
Again, I don’t think Taylor’s hiding some strange secrets, but I do think she seems too type A for her own sanity. Here’s the video. WEIGH IN.
“I think my new music is definitely grown up,” Lovato tells Us Weekly’s Rachel McRady. “My music is definitely a lot more confident, sexier, and it’s pretty much moving in that direction and embracing who I am as a woman.”
You’re a beautiful, confident woman. And what better than to have your boyfriend be constantly assuring you of that? In recent years, the couple have been more public with their affection, shoving it down our throats via their social media!
“We don’t share everything with the world. But we do feel comfortable to share a lot,” she says of the That ‘70s Show alum, 35. “With Wilmer and I and our relationship, he’s extremely supportive in everything that I do. He makes me feel confident and beautiful. And I’m just really, really grateful for him.”
It’s hard to believe that Kate Winslet, grew up with a negative self-image, but she did. And she wants the cycle of body negativity to stop.
The British actress said on last night’s episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls that she was actually bullied at school for her body, feet and clothes, which she bought on a “shoestring” budget.
“I was chubby, always had big feet, the wrong shoes, bad hair,” she said. “When I grew up, I never heard positive reinforcement about body image from any female in my life,” Winslet admitted, while traipsing about the mountains of Snowdonia, Wales with Grylls, 41. “I only heard negatives. That’s very damaging because then you’re programmed as a young woman to immediately scrutinize yourself and how you look.”