Kate Winslet says public control of her weight made her feel confident about her own body image as a young actress, despite being one of the biggest stars in the world.
“In my 20s, people talked a lot about my weight,” said the 45-year-old Oscar winner in an interview with the guard. “And I would be called in to comment on my physical self. Well, then I got the label of being convex and open. No, I was just defending myself.”
The Titanic star tells the newspaper that she recently reread some articles about her when she was a teenager and was surprised at how “cruel” the media discussion about her weight was.
“And it was almost ridiculous how shocking, how critical, how straightforward cruel tabloid journalists were to me,” says Winslet. “I still figured out who the hell I was fucking good at! They commented on my height, they estimated what I weighed, they printed the supposed diet I was on.”
The British actress went on to say that she regretted appearing in Woody Allen and Roman Polanski films given their respective scandals.
“I realized that it was very bad with me,” says Winslet of working with Allen in the 2017s Wheel of fortune. “I shouldn’t have worked with Woody or Roman [Polanski]and I’ll probably always grapple with that regret. It is just incredible to me that these men are so highly valued in this industry and for so long. I defy everyone in the acting community to deny that parts of their films were highly sought after. And that has only just changed. “
Winslet, who starred in Polanski Film in 2011 slaughter Christoph Waltz and Jodie Foster also admitted to John C. Reilly that she got flak in Hollywood for speaking out after she had already acted in the films of the controversial directors.
“I’ve only said it out loud a few times,” she said. “But yes, they have [criticized her]. There will always be people who say, “Well, you made the movie, so …” but we need to be able to change, don’t we? We have to go forward. To attempt.”
Winslet previously regretted her connection with the two men in an interview with her Vanity Fair last fall he said, “It’s like what the hell did I do to Woody Allen and Roman Polanski? … it’s a shame.”
The cultural discourse about the Annie Hall Director was rekindled Allen v. Farrow, The HBO documentary series that delves deep into Dylan Farrow’s claim that Allen, her adoptive father, sexually abused her when she was 7 years old.
These allegations, made back in 1992, haven’t stopped Allen from continuing to work with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. But public sentiment against the once-revered director has increased, including Elliot Page, Greta Gerwig and Colin Firth, who have spoken out against him.
Polanski, meanwhile, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and eventually fled the United States before an official verdict could be issued.
Polanski returned to his native France, where he was protected from extradition. In the decades since then, he has had a successful film career and in 2003 even won Best Director at the Oscars. When Polanski was arrested in Switzerland in 2009 on behalf of United State authorities, several Hollywood celebrities including David Lynch, Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese even signed a petition calling for his release.