Post-Titanic fame was 'horrible' for Kate Winslet

Post-Titanic fame was ‘horrible’ for Kate Winslet

“Apparently I was too fat. Why be so mean to me? I wasn’t even fucking fat!”

Kate Winslet explained to Net-a-Porterwhy she preferred to focus on small independent films after the wave Titanicdirected by James Cameron in 1997. For the actress, sudden success was “horrible“. Aged 22 at the time, the budding actress experienced a major cultural phenomenon first-hand. Awarded 11 Oscars, the blockbuster became the most profitable audiovisual project of all time with its 1 billion dollars of profit in the world. This dazzling success has eminently raised Leonardo DiCaprio And Kate Winslet at the forefront of the Hollywood scene.

Today, young women know how to use their voice. I had the impression (After Titanic) that I had to be looked at a certain way, because the media intrusion was so great at that time, my life was quite unpleasant,” said the actress.

Journalists always said: ‘After Titanicyou could have done anything and yet you chose to do these little things’ and I said to myself : ‘Yes I did it ! Because, guess what, being famous was horrible.’ JI was grateful, of course. I was in my twenties and was able to get an apartment, but I didn’t want people to follow me when I went to feed the ducks.

In 2022, during an interview for the podcast Happy Sad Confused, Kate Winslet recalled being humiliated on several occasions. In particular, for the controversial ending of the film and its tragic conclusion. Debates unleashed passions over the survival of Jack, who could also have stood on the floating door. This discord has fueled debates about the actress’s physical appearance.

Apparently I was too fat. Why be so mean to me? They were so mean. I wasn’t even fucking fat!” got annoyed Kate Winslet.

It can be extremely negative“, said Kate Winslet later at Sunday Times about women who must navigate this sudden fame while responding to attacks on their physiques.

When I was younger, my agent would get calls saying: ‘How is his weight?’ I don’t understand it. It’s comforting that this has started to change.”

Kate Winslet is preparing to return to the screen, with the 6-episode series, The Regime, broadcast on Monday March 4 on Prime Video’s Warner Pass in France. Nothing to do with a story of weight: we will find the actress in the skin of a dictator. At the head of an authoritarian regime, therefore.

Here is the trailer:

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