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Kate Winslet’s Drama Teacher To Lose Weight, Or She’d Be Playing The ‘Fat Best Friend Role’

Kate Winslet keeps her Oscar WHERE?
So glad she called BS on her drama teacher!

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!!!

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Posted Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Kate Winslet Thinks Leonardo DiCaprio Is Handsomer Than Ever

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Friends for life.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio have been tight since their Titanic debut back in 1997, despite all Leonardo’s smarmy dating grossness. Kate’s always been gracious, so it’s hard to get the full story. In any case, she’s still singing his praises and told People that he’s the same…but handsomer.

“He’s a solid, loyal person,” Winslet says. “He’s a great friend, he always has been, and not just to me, but to everyone around him. He still has friends he had when we made Titanic. In many ways he hasn’t changed a bit, but in other ways he absolutely has changed.”

And what else, oh glorious Kate?

“He’s a stronger actor in this moment than he’s ever been,” says Winslet, who also costarred with DiCaprio in 2008’s Revolutionary Road. “I think he’s more handsome than he’s ever been. And he feels, to me, the most settled he’s ever felt, in himself, right now, which is quite strange, really, given that there’s a lot happening around him.”

(Via People)

Kate might be thankful to have Leo as a friend, but sounds like it should be the other way around!

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Posted Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 9:09am
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Kate Winslet reveals she was bullied as a kid

Kate Winslet reveals she was bullied as a kid

Kate Winslet is a gorgeous actress in our generation, so it’s hard to see why anyone would bully her over her looks, but apparently that’s the way it went down when she was younger. Kids can be so cruel, can’t they?

Kate opened up again about being teased when she was younger. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, she said, “I was teased for how I looked. In part, yeah, because I was quite stocky as a child. And I was very much teased for that.”

She went on to say, “When I grew up, I never heard positive reinforcement about body image from any female in my life. 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.”

She has since made it her mission to help others build their own self confidence. She said, “You know, we walk down red carpets. You know, it’s part of the job. But I think I feel very strongly that it’s important to also say to young girls that we don’t look like that all the time.”

She even admits to dropping off her kids in a bathrobe. She added, “I even do the school run in my dressing gown. And pajamas. Yup, absolutely.”

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Posted Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 1:13pm
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Kate Winslet talks about banning social media at her home

Kate Winslet talks about banning social media at her home

About two weeks ago, Kate Winslet gave an interview where she talked about banning computers in her home. Now, she’s talking in a new interview about how she has banned social media.

She revealed, “It has a huge impact on young women’s self-esteem, because all they ever do is design themselves for people to like them. And what comes along with that? Eating disorders. And that makes my blood boil. And is the reason we don’t have any social media in our house.”

She has three children, but wants them to all play the old-fashioned way – outside!

She said, “Let your kids climb trees. Take the device out of their hands. Play Monopoly! You go to a cafe and grownups are at one end of the table and children the other, on devices, not looking up.”

She added, “It takes every member of the family to be a member, and there are too many interruptions these days – and devices are a huge interruption.”

Do you agree with what she has to say on the matter?

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Posted Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 1:13pm
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